To help stakeholders understand their rights and obligations under Part 2, the Office of the National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released two fact sheets illustrating how Part 2 might apply in
various settings. This fact sheet focuses on helping health care providers determine how Part 2 applies
to them by depicting scenarios they might encounter when caring for patients.
Each scenario illustrates whether Part 2 applies to a theoretical disclosure of patient health information, and if so, what a provider would need to do to properly disclose the information according to Part 2.