Title 42: Public Health PART 2—Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

About the Course:

Federal law dealing with the statutory authority for confidentiality of substance abuse patient records.

Publication Date:



Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse confidentiality regulations (CFR Part 2). It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the important general provisions of Title 42 regarding the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.

  2. Identify and apply Title 42 requirements regardng disclosures, both with, and without patient consent.

  3. Specify the legal effect and limitations regarding court orders authorizing records disclosures and use.

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