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

About the Course:

This is the federal law dealing with the statutory authority for confidentiality of substance abuse patient records. It is the actual statute has written by the federal government.

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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Course Number: 102307
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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