The series, So You Thought You Knew Healthcare Privacy…, is a relaxed but frank discussion about the current state of healthcare privacy, how we got here, and what the future could hold. It is hosted by founding partner Harry Nelson and attorney Adella Katz.

This next session of the webinar series – How We Got Here: HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 – will walk you through the history of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), its substance use disorder information counterpart 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and  the federal government’s recent attempt to converge these federal privacy rules after 50 years of silence. Will this attempted convergence be successful? How will healthcare providers be impacted by the whirlwind of proposed changes? What will the effect be to patients of higher involvement in their own healthcare?