SBIRT and the Federal Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Rules

How the federal privacy laws apply to SBIRT services for youth.

Resources and toolkits developed by the Legal Action Center (LAC) regarding the applicability of the federal alcohol and drug confidentiality rules to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referrals to Treatment (SBIRT) services including basic requirements, application to SBIRT services for youth, and common scenarios.

Key Points

  • SBIRT providers are only subject to Part 2 if they conduct SBIRT services within a federally-assisted Part 2 “program”.
  • Even those SBIRT providers who are not subject to Part 2, however, need a basic understanding of Part 2’s requirements if they communicate with Part 2 programs.