Federal Health Privacy Laws and Telehealth: What Providers Need to Know. Facilitated through the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information.

Session Description: The presentation will cover the federal health privacy laws, primarily HIPAA and Part 2, that apply to SUD and BH information. The focus will be on services that are provided on telehealth and unique privacy and security considerations that arise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the federal health privacy laws that apply to BH and SUD treatment records
  • Explain how the confidentiality and security rules apply to patient information obtained during telehealth encounters for BH and SUD treatment
  • Discuss how to access resources and technical assistance provided by the CoE-PHI

Meghan Mead, J.D.
Senior Attorney, Mid-States Region
Network for Public Health Law
Meghan Mead is a senior attorney in the Mid-States region at the Network. She has expertise in data sharing and privacy laws, including extensive experience with HIPAA. Her other interests and areas of expertise include social determinants of health such as housing and food security; public benefits; guaranteed income; and housing instability and evictions. Prior to her work at the Network, Meghan served as the Director of Law and Policy at New Mexico Appleseed, where she identified and successfully advocated for effective solutions to child and family poverty at the local, state, and federal level. She also spent almost a decade in private law practice providing regulatory and transactional legal advice to health care providers, including hospitals and medical groups. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in history and economics from Mount Holyoke College. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and California.

Presentation Material

Federal Health Privacy Laws and Telehealth – What Providers Need to Know