“What’s more harmful to patients being treated for drug or alcohol abuse: Risking their health by keeping other medical providers in the dark about their substance abuse treatment? Or risking their jobs, homes and child-custody arrangements by allowing potentially damaging treatment details to be electronically shared with an array of medical providers?
Advocates on each side have painted the possible outcomes in starkly different terms as they consider the federal government’s recently proposed update to rules governing the release of patient records for alcohol and drug abuse treatment.”
Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/people-being-treated-for-alcohol-or-drug-abuse-face-serious-privacy-issues/2016/03/25/23cb654c-f03c-11e5-85a6-2132cf446d0a_story.html
Source: WashingtonPost.com – March 25, 2016