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Complete Overview of Regulations: 42 CFR Part 2
Regulations Do Not Apply: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting


f.) Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

If state law permits or requires reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect, the Part 2 restrictions do not apply to such reporting.65 However, the restrictions continue to apply to the original patient records maintained by the program, including restrictions on their disclosure and use for any legal proceedings that arise out of a report.



  • 65. 42 CFR § 2.1 (referencing §290ee-3(e)); 42 CFR § 2.2 (referencing § 290dd-3(e)); 42 CFR § 2.12(c)(6).