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Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations

Public Listening Session: Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records – June 11th, 2014

SAMHSA held a public listening session on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, to solicit information concerning the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulations, 42 CFR Part 2. Watch the listening session. Exit Disclaimer Graphic

SAMHSA is accepting written comments on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulations until Wednesday June 25, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT. Download the voluntary comment template and submit your comments using any of the following methods:

  1. Mail: SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Room 5-1011
  2. Hand Delivery or Courier: 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Room 5-1011, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays
  3. Email: PrivacyRegulations@SAMHSA.hhs.gov
  4. Fax: 1-240-276-2900

June 11, 2014 Meeting Agenda (PDF | 76 KB)

42 CFR Part 2 Public Listening Session Voluntary Comment Template (PDF | 126 KB)

For additional details please see: The Federal Register

For further information: PrivacyRegulations@SAMHSA.hhs.gov

Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations and Guidance

Confidentiality of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Patient Records regulation (42 CFR Part 2)

Applying Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange: FAQ Meeting – August 4th, 2010

SAMHSA and ONC hosted a joint meeting regarding FAQ’s for Applying Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange on August 4th, 2010. The meeting provided those interested an opportunity to offer input on the utility of the FAQs.

HHS, Office for Civil Rights - HIPAA

HHS, Office of National Coordinator (ONC)

Last updated: 06/03/2014