FAQs related to Substance Use Disorder

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Is information about substance use disorder (also called addiction) in the Vermont Health Information Exchange?

Some information about substance use disorder is in the Vermont Health Information Exchange and…

Some information about substance use disorder is in the Vermont Health Information Exchange and some is not:

  • Information about substance use disorder treatment received at some primary care practices, emergency departments, and hospitals may be included, and may include diagnoses and prescribed medications.
  • A law called 42 CFR Part 2: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records prohibits some federally funded substance use disorder treatment providers from sharing treatment information through the Vermont Health Information Exchange. In Vermont that includes Designated Agencies (list of Designated Agencies by county and region) and “Hubs” for opioid use disorder treatment (map of “Hub” treatment centers) do not send information to the Vermont Health Information Exchange.
  • Recovery centers (list of recovery centers) do not send information to the Vermont Health Information Exchange.