SUD Patients’ Confidentiality a Quiet Victim of the CARES Act


From Filter: “The three possible uses of this information that the Cares Act permits are: treatment, and obviously, you would want treatment providers to know you are being treated; payment, which is also a necessity unless you want to pay for it yourself; and then, healthcare operations. This last category is troublingly broad, and could result in disclosure to all kinds of people and entities beyond what a typical patient would wish.”

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  1. Ohh well, you see, in Canada ALL information is available to everyone.
    I remember when it first came in. How it was presented. And how we had a “choice”, by having to sign something.
    It is handy to “physicians”, in that they simply copy what another doc said. In fact, they don’t need med school anymore.