Protecting Clients' Privacy (TIP 36, Appendix B): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101413
About the Course:
Research suggests that adults with histories of child abuse and neglect are at high risk for developing substance abuse disorders and that childhood abuse and neglect may negatively affect clients’ chances for recovery from substance abuse. Along with these problems is the increased likelihood of substance-abusing parents abusing their own children. In response to these issues, this Treatment Improvement Protocol, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues, presents information to assist alcohol and drug counselors and other treatment providers to work more effectively with adults who have histories of childhood abuse or neglect and adults who abuse or who are at risk for abusing their own children. This course addresses the issue of protecting clients’ privacy. This course covers Appendix B only.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Margaret K. Brooks, Esq.
About the Author:
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 36 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Appendix B was written by Margaret K. Brooks, Esq.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about regulations and procedures regarding protecting clients’ privacy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss federal confidentiality laws and regulations and their application to substance abuse treatment programs.
Describe rules for obtaining a client’s consent to disclose treatment information.
Explain exceptions to the general confidentiality rule, including disclosures that do NOT reveal client-identifying information and those that are court ordered.
Identify other rules that relate to a client’s right to confidentiality, including access to and security of records.
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