Confidentiality 


At 2nd Chance, PLLC we endeavor to protect the rights, confidentiality, and privacy of all our patients. In relation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, all guidelines related to protected health information will be followed at 2nd Chance. 2nd Chance will also be following any state or federal laws regarding confidentiality.

We will not confirm to anyone that a patient attends the clinic or disclose any information (including patient contract, identification sheet, grievance policy, releases, purpose for seeking treatment, intake/ screening information, psycho-social history, drug screens, physician notes, staff notes, plan of care, disposition, assigned staff members, etc.) unless:

  • The clinic is given consent by a signed release form or verbal consent
  • The disclosure of information has been made to other medical personnel during a medical emergency, research, audit, or program evaluation/quality assurance
  • Records have been cited by federal law or subpoena
  • Records have been requested by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • In the event of a life-threatening physical danger to the patient or others



In such case, 2nd Chance will consult with other professionals and limit the release to only what is necessary by law. 


For more information on HIPAA, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/model-notices-privacy-practices/index.html 

Release Requirement

Other Medications and Health Records
Create a list of all your medications including current over the counter and prescription medications. Be sure to list the dosage of each medication. Unexpected drug interactions may lead to serious complications including death. 2nd Chance will also make every effort to obtain any previous health records if you provide permission by signing a release of records request.


​Keep all prescriptions in a safe place to prevent loss, theft, or accidental ingestion by a child.2nd Chance CANNOT replace lost or stolen medication BY LAW.

2nd Chance does not advocate taking other medications that may interact negatively with buprenorphine. If you have been prescribed benzodiazepines, amphetamines, or other scheduled medications you need a consult with a board certified psychiatrist or addictionologist.

Illicit scheduled medication use WILL NOTbe tolerated and may result in dismissal. Disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior will result in my dismissal from the clinic. Any confirmation of diversion will result in dismissal from the clinic and authorities will be contacted.

Once a patient has been seen by a doctor no refunds may be given, even if the patient decides not to continue treatment.

While we respect patient/client confidentiality, any reporting of domestic abuse, child abuse or neglect must be passed on to the appropriate authorities and services.

It is necessary to complete all policy forms and insurance forms in order to proceed with your office visit.

Release of records request
Patient contract
Special population policies
Pregnancy
Concomitant illicit or scheduled medication

​​Center for Addiction Treatment