ONC, SAMHSA Release Fact Sheets on 42 CFR Part 2

2018-05-07 | American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), released two fact sheets on the 42 CFR Part 2 regulation which regulates the confidentiality of substance use disorder records. The first, “Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records: Does Part 2 Apply to Me?” seeks to clarify what a Part 2 Program is and how providers can determine whether Part 2 applies to them. The second, “Disclosure of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records: How Do I Exchange Part 2 Data?” describes how Part 2 applies to the electronic exchange of health care records with a Part 2 Program.