The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with SAMHSA, has released two new fact sheets about the federal statute, 42 CFR Part 2 Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (Part 2). The fact sheets were developed to help health information exchange (HIE) organizations and healthcare providers learn how Part 2 provisions can be used across different environments, including through electronic HIE mechanisms and in provider office settings. The new titles include:
- Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records: Does Part 2 Apply to Me? provides an overview of the Part 2 program and explains how healthcare providers can determine if Part 2 applies to them.
- Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records: How Do I Exchange Part 2 Data? outlines how Part 2 applies to the electronic exchange of healthcare records within the program.