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A Question of Privacy
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Personnel involved in Federally [U.S.A.] assisted alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs who release information in violation of new Federal confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2) are subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense and up to $5,000 for each subsequent offense.
Violations of the regulations may be reported to the United States attorney for the judicial...
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