Is drug rehab confidential?

Can drug rehab facilities release my patient information? If so, when would they?

asked 24 May '12, 13:45

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Drug rehab is a very intimate process that many recovering addicts want to keep confidential.

Admitting to a rehab is confidential. Think about it, if the public knew who was in and out of rehab facilities it could damage personal relationships, careers, earning power, community standing etc. Confidentiality concerning medical admissions or procedures is covered under a law called HIPAA. Basically HIPPA covers information regarding health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to an individual. If you call a rehab and are not on an approved Release of Information Authorization you'll likely hear... " We cannot confirm or deny whether that person is a patient here".


answered 23 Jan '13, 16:22

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