Privacy protections ensure that patients receiving SUD treatment are not made more vulnerable to negative outcomes than had they not sought treatment. These protections are particularly important in jails and prisons. This resource is meant to assist with determining whether Part 2 applies to the provision of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in jails and prisons.
Mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers may be asked to share patient information with law enforcement and courts, which raises important questions about patient privacy and confidentiality. The resources in this section are meant to clarify how providers can respond to federal, state, and local law enforcement inquiries without violating federal privacy laws.