Protect Privacy Of Substance Use Disorder Patients
Concerning protecting the privacy of persons who seek treatment for substance use disorders.
2016 Regular Session
Under current law, each approved public and private treatment facility must file with the unit in the department of human services that administers behavioral health programs and services (unit), on request, data, statistics, schedules, and information the unit reasonably requires. The bill states that the unit is not authorized to collect information or records that disclose an individual patient's name, social security number, or other personal identifying information. Additionally, on or before December 1, 2016, the unit shall take sufficient actions to ensure that none of the data, statistics, schedules, or information that it has collected and retained include any information or records that disclose an individual patient's name, social security number, or other personal identifying information.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not reflect any amendments that were subsequently adopted.)