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8.29.24 An Introduction to HHS OCR and Our Legal Authorities
8.29.24 An Introduction to HHS Office of Civil Rights and Our Legal Authorities
Live, virtual training through Zoom

Hosted by: Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS)

Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, other members of the healthcare team

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how to assess a program’s general civil rights and health information privacy compliance obligations with respect to the laws that Office of Civil Rights enforces, which includes compliance with OCR’s new final rules (Section 1557; Section 504; HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy)
2. Illustrate awareness of OCR’s enforcement process, including its complaint investigation process
3. Recognize how to ensure that they are providing accommodations, effective communication, and language access resources to their patients living with substance use disorder as required by the laws that OCR enforces
4. Summarize how to leverage OCR as a resource for staff training and technical assistance as needed 

Disclosure Information:
The planners and reviewers for this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Event contact:
Bridget Sweeney, MACS Training Coordinator

CME Credit:
No CME information available at this time. Please check back sooner to the event date.  

CEU Credit:
Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

MAT and MATE Acts: 

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the fiscal year 2023 omnibus, passing the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) and Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Acts. These bills were passed to expand access to buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, and normalize and enhance substance use care across healthcare settings.

MACS is monitoring guidance from state and federal agencies closely and will update this page when more information becomes available. The resources on this page offer information about the omnibus, the bills, and the implications for healthcare providers and programs. Find out more here:

Availability: Registration ends on August 29, 2024
Location: Online Meeting
Date / Time: Aug 29, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 CEU Credit
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