Confidentiality in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment
In the therapy process, information regarding your care is protected by two federal laws: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), 42 U.S.C. & 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164, and the Confidentiality Law, 42 U.S.C & 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Therapists are prohibited from disclosing any information to an individual or agency without the client’s express permission in writing. There are several exceptions to the regulations which we are happy to discuss with you.