SAMHSA Regional Meeting

Los Angeles, California
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Public Discussion on
Confidentiality and Privacy Issues
Related to Psychological Testing Data
SAMHSA Regional Meeting
Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Sheraton Los Angeles Gateway Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in close cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is conducting a study of the “Confidentiality and Privacy Issues Related to Psychological Testing Data.” This study was specifically called for in section 13424 of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (P.L. 111-5).

The Issue:
HIPAA’s Privacy Rule includes special protections relating to the use and disclosure of psychotherapy notes; should these special protections also be applied to “test data that is related to direct responses, scores, items, forms, protocols, manuals or other materials that are part of a mental health evaluation?”

SAMHSA is hosting a regional public meeting at the Sheraton Los Angeles Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 2010. This is a chance for you to learn about this issue and express your opinions. Registration is necessary, but there is no charge for attending.

Who should attend?

Mental health professionals
Health care providers and health plans
Agency administrators
Health information technology experts
Test developers

Lunch: Several restaurants and coffee shops are located in the building.


Contact Information

  • If you have any questions, please contact
    Lynn Kletzkin at 301-251-0300, ext. 214

    Download meeting brochure here.

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