Sharing Patient Substance Use Treatment Records In Hospitals and Large Healthcare Networks

How to share Part 2 records

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A CoE-PHI resource explaining how healthcare providers may receive and re-disclose SUD treatment records in accordance with 42 CFR Part 2.

Key Points

  • Patient confidentiality protections may frequently be misinterpreted to prohibit disclosures that are in fact permitted by Part 2.
  • This in turn can result in limited provider access to patient information that is essential to patient care and additional work for patients who need to sign multiple record releases.