Confidentiality is a cornerstone of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. It’s also the law. Protecting patient privacy opens doors to communication, understanding, and trust.

Every day, treatment providers and administrators need to make decisions about when and under what circumstances they can share patient identifying information about substance use disorders (SUDs). 

The purpose of these brief animated videos is to assist SUD treatment providers and administrators in understanding Part 2’s consent requirements, and common exceptions to those requirements for sharing patient identifying SUD treatment records.

What Is 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”)?

Part 2 is a federal law and regulations that protect the records of patients receiving services from certain federally assisted SUD treatment providers.  

Part 2 generally requires a patient’s written consent to disclose, or share, any information about their SUD treatment. However, in certain limited circumstances, Part 2 records can be shared without a patient’s consent.   

Video Learning Objectives

  • Identify Part 2’s consent requirements.
  • Identify how to share information with patient consent for treatment purposes.
  • Recognize common exceptions to Part 2’s consent requirements for sharing patient identifying SUD treatment records.

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