Confidentiality Archive

Consent and confidentiality are some of the most important pillars of behavioral health, and they must be upheld with the enforcement of comprehensive federal and state policies. Mental health and substance use records can often contain sensitive and potentially stigmatizing information, and the MHLG supports laws and programs that protect patient confidentiality rights, Health IT privacy, and consent requirements.

Issue statements from past Congresses appear below. For statements from the current session of Congress, view the confidentiality issue statements page.