Privacy and Security: Communication of Behavioral Health Information


On January 27, 2021, the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative hosted the final webinar in the Overcoming Barriers webinar series: “Privacy and Security: Knowing the Rules for Communicating Behavioral Health Information”.

View the webinar slides (PDF).

This interactive webinar hosted by BHI Collaborative provided an overview of the current behavioral health privacy and security landscape, examining what is safe, secure and permitted under applicable federal laws and regulations such as CFR 42 Part 2 and HIPAA. Experts provided key considerations regarding the state’s BH / SUD rules and concrete information on how to safely integrate patient care while maintaining patient privacy.

  • Lucy Hodder, JD, Director of Health Law and Policy / Professor of Law, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law / Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH
  • Robin M. Motter-Mast, DO, CPE, Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Care Transformation, GBMC Healthcare
  • Todd Peters, MD, VP / Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Sheppard Pratt

The American Medical Association and seven leading medical associations have created the BHI Collaborative, a group dedicated to the effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.

With a focus on primary care, the Collaborative is committed to ensuring a sustainable and professionally satisfying medical practice experience and will act as a trusted partner to help them overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of healthcare. meeting the mental and behavioral health needs of their patients.

Medical associations include: American Medical Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association. .

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are those of the participants and / or do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of WADA.

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