Enhancing Health and Public Safety Through Criminal Justice and Healthcare Community Information Sharing

$25.00 | CE Hours:5.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

This CE course: identifies the full range of beneficial information exchanges between the criminal justice and healthcare systems; provides detail on specific information exchanges within the context of routine criminal justice and health operations; serves as a guide to those seeking to implement information exchange, by offering detail on workflow and implementation issues; and offers a “blueprint” to certain specific information exchanges through the development of technical use cases.

Author:  Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project Working Group, IJIS Institute, and Urban Institute.  (2013, April).  Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes: A Report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project.

Retrieved from:  https://www.urban.org/research/publication/opportunities-information-sharing-enhance-health-and-public-safety-outcomes


CE Course Objectives

1.  Consider the range of information that would be valuable to exchange between health providers and the criminal justice agencies.

2.  Explain the reasons that 42 CFR Part 2 permits substance abuse treatment records to be shared with the criminal justice system.

3.  Identify three benefits that coordinated care has been shown to result in.

4.  Analyze how health privacy laws are intended to reduce barriers to needed care.

5.  Summarize the overarching goal of information exchange between community-based health providers and the criminal justice system.

6.  Describe three instances for which protected health information disclosure to criminal justice entities are permissible without client authorization.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Background

a.  Guidelines Used for the Identification of Information Exchanges

b.  Adult versus Juvenile Dynamic

c.  Basic Assumptions

d.  Prioritization

2.  Implementation Issues and Potential Challenges

a.  Privacy and Consent

b.  Technical Considerations

c.  Cost

d.  Organizational Factors: Trust and Leadership

3.  Catalog of Beneficial Criminal Justice and Health Information Exchange Synopses

a.  Criminal Justice and Health Connections Matrix

b.  Information Exchange Synopses

4.  Implementation Scenarios

a.  Reentry into the Community after Incarceration

b.  Community-based Treatment with Effective Criminal Justice Supervision

5.  Next Step Recommendations

a.  Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Phase 2 Project

b.  Potential Future Information Exchanges under Health Care Reform



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 5.00 'General' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2013-04-01

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