Subject: What do Your Patients Have to Say About Privacy?

New Video Available:

Patient Voices: Confidentiality is the Cornerstone of Your Patients' Recovery

In this video, five individuals explain why confidentiality is crucial to their substance use disorder or mental health treatment and offer guidance to providers on talking to patients about privacy and sharing protected health information.

Special thanks to the individuals who bravely shared their stories with us to assist in creating this video resource.

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This resource was 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 substance use and mental health.


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