Protecting Behavioral Health Information: Managing and Disclosing Mental Health Records and Psychotherapy Notes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on protecting behavioral health information and disclosure requirements and limitations. The panel will offer best practices for compliance and managing mental health records and psychotherapy notes.
- Protections of behavioral health information
- Federal law
- State laws
- The release of behavioral health information
- When is it permissible?
- When is it required?
- Psycho therapy notes vs. mental health records
- Substance abuse records
- Court guidance
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What protections does the law afford to behavioral health information?
- What are circumstances under which disclosure of mental health information is permitted? Required?
- What factors should healthcare providers consider when determining whether to make a disclosure?
David Kurlander Attorney at Law
Mr. Kurlander has a legal practice in South Florida whose practice is focused on health law. Mr. Kurlander’s work... | Read More
Mr. Kurlander has a legal practice in South Florida whose practice is focused on health law. Mr. Kurlander’s work includes business development, trusts and estates, and advisement to healthcare providers on legal and ethical dilemmas. He is a member of the Florida Health Law Section and American Health Lawyers Association. Furthermore, he has lectured on medical malpractice to certified nursing anesthesiologists at Northeastern University and lectured on bioethics.Close
Sharon C. Peters
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Ms. Peters advises healthcare providers on personnel issues presented in the healthcare industry as well as regulatory... | Read More
Ms. Peters advises healthcare providers on personnel issues presented in the healthcare industry as well as regulatory compliance, privacy, peer review and medical staff proceedings, consent for treatment, involuntary commitment procedures, guardianship, and discharge concerns. Additionally, she represents employers regarding a wide range of employment law issues including disability accommodations, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, and terminations.Close
Mary Holloway Richard
Ms. Richard represents both institutional and non-institutional providers of health services. Her career has included... | Read More
Ms. Richard represents both institutional and non-institutional providers of health services. Her career has included work at hospitals, outpatient clinics, behavioral health facilities, and rehabilitation facilities and clinics. Ms. Richard has significant experience in health services contracting, reimbursement audits and appeals, OIG investigations, and regulatory and corporate matters. Her skills include working with healthcare clients to develop business strategies in this highly regulated industry and to minimize exposure to risks. Ms. Richard lectures and has written on numerous healthcare topics including nonprofit operations, telehealth and behavioral health law, confidentiality and criminal justice reform.Close