Subject: Available Now: CoE-PHI eLearning Module: Sharing SUD Treatment Information With Patients’ Family and Emergency Contacts

Sharing SUD Treatment Information with Patients' Family and Emergency Contacts

A CoE-PHI eLearning Module

Because it's not always possible to obtain a patient's written consent during an emergency, many programs choose to offer patients the option to sign a consent form for emergency contacts upon admission. A patient may also choose to proactively designate an emergency contact at any point.

The CoE-PHI's new eLearning module Sharing SUD Treatment Information With Patients' Family and Emergency Contacts is designed to help professionals who provide or administer SUD-related services identify what constitutes an emergency, who may serve as a patient's emergency contact, and what a Part 2 program should do to obtain emergency contact information.

This module, the fifth in a series:

  • Provides you with 24/7 access to the information and training you need to understand and implement privacy regulations on the job

  • Can be used by organizations to support their new-employee orientation process and annual staff competency trainings

  • Offers an option to receive a course certificate upon successful completion of knowledge checks

  • Can be completed in 15-25 minutes making it easy to fit into a typical workday

Visit the CoE-PHI website to access resources and on-demand learning opportunities or to request technical assistance.

This website is supported by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100% funded by SAMHSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


Funded by SAMHSA, the CoE-PHI develops and disseminates resources, training, and TA for states, healthcare providers, school administrators and individuals and families to improve understanding and application of federal privacy laws and regulations, including FERPA, HIPAA, and 42 CFR Part 2, when providing and receiving treatment for SUD and mental illness.


Resources, training, technical assistance, and any other information provided through the CoE-PHI do not constitute legal advice.