HIPAA | CFR 42 Part 2
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HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that provides privacy protections for patient health information. HIPAA requires healthcare providers to maintain the confidentiality of patients' medical records and other sensitive information.
In addition to HIPAA, the state of New Mexico has implemented CFR 42 Part 2, which is a federal regulation that provides additional privacy protections for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. This regulation requires healthcare providers to obtain written consent from patients before disclosing their substance use disorder treatment information to any third-party, including other healthcare providers, insurance companies, or family members.
Together, HIPAA and CFR 42 Part 2 provide robust privacy protections for patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders in New Mexico.
Healthcare providers must ensure that they are in compliance with both regulations and take appropriate measures to protect patients' personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Violations of HIPAA or CFR 42 Part 2 can result in significant fines and penalties.
HIPAA and CFR 42 Part 2 protect my personal medical information from being disclosed to third parties without my consent. It makes me confident that my treatment is being handled in a confidential manner which helps me focus on my recovery.Courageous Patient | Verbal Review