Everything is confidential! All staff must follow strict rules and follow all laws and regulations about releasing consumer information. Every consumer has the right to confidentiality of information and records in accordance with federal and state law and regulation. A consumer must give their written approval before information is released. Training and supervision are required for staff, all of whom must fulfill the obligation of maintaining confidentiality of the client information to which they have access. Clients and families must be provided with information on confidentiality/security of information, their access to records, their rights to consent to the release of information, and any limitations on the confidentiality of information.
Related information: HIPAA - refers to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and is all about the confidentiality or privacy of your medical or health records.
For information on confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse patient records see 42 CFR Part 2