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HIPAA, Privacy & Security

HIPAA Privacy and Security


Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Please visit the DHCS website. Read more...


Welcome to ADP's information site about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HIPAA Branch facilitates compliance activities for the department and its business partners.

Take a moment to explore the information links below and to the right - they will lead you to information-rich websites that will answer many of your HIPAA questions.

Please direct all HIPAA related questions to hipaa1@adp.ca.gov.

Code of Federal Regulations: Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records

  • The Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 42 restricts the disclosure of records or other information concerning any patient in a federally assisted alcohol or drug program, except under certain specified conditions, and protects any and all information that could reasonably be used to identify an individual. The link above takes you to: Title 42 –Public Health. Chapter 1—Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. Subchapter A—General Provisions. Part 2—Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records

SDMC Phase 1 Companion Guide

837P-835 Companion Guide Version 3.1 (04/24/2008)

HIPAA Rules, Procedures, and Information