FAQs Regarding Part 2 and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

FAQs for PDMPs

The federal law and regulations for substance use disorder treatment records, 42 CFR Part 2 (also known as “Part 2”) protect the privacy and security of records created by certain federally assisted programs for SUD treatment. This resource provides information about how Part 2 applies to information that may be shared with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs).

Key Points

  • PDMPs that receive Part 2 records must protect the privacy and security of the records, including from law enforcement.
  • Opioid treatment programs may now report Part 2 records to PDMPs but only if required by state law and if authorized by patient consent.