Privacy Law Compliance Senior Associate


The Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI), administered by CAI and funded by SAMHSA, assists people and families, and organizations providing substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services in understanding and applying current federal privacy laws and regulations on the job, specific to their task or role.  The Senior Associate can be a full or part-time role (number of hours can be negotiated) – either employee or consultant - for a content area expert in healthcare law, regulation, and compliance related to federal privacy laws, including HIPAA, and federal law that protects the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records (42 CFR Part 2).  The position is flexible in terms of hours worked per week and ability to work remotely.  Practical experience applying relevant regulation in health setting is preferred, along with the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team to translate legal information into plain language for SUD and mental health care providers and their patients and families.


  • Act in the capacity of content area expert to the CoE-PHI team and stay abreast of current federal privacy laws and changes to laws
  • Work as part of a team to develop training content intended to improve awareness, education, and skills of providers and awareness and knowledge among patients and families about privacy laws and regulations
  • Participate as part of training team in the delivery of virtual and face-to-face training
  • Work as part of a team to contribute to the design of resources and tools for providers and patients using plain language
  • Triage requests for technical assistance received from SUD and mental health providers
  • Contribute to responding to technical assistance request responses
  • Document the provision of technical assistance in project management database
  • Inform and participate in evaluation activities for continuous quality improvement
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum 5 years experience in a regulatory/compliance role within a healthcare setting, or a JD or Master’s degree in Legal Studies\ with, at least 2 years of experience in a regulatory/compliance role within a health care setting
  • Experience developing technical assistance resources and tools and training content strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/ /PowerPoint/Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills necessary
  • Ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team


CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.