Stepping Stones

 Behavioral Health Services

 Competence      Integrity      Compassion

202 Brooks St Suite 300 Missoula, Montana 59801 USA


Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is protected under the federal regulations governing Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164.

Exceptions include:

  • The participant consents in writing; OR
  • The disclosure is allowed by a court order; OR
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency ; OR
  • The disclosure is made to qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation; OR
  • The participant commits or threatens to commit a crime either at the program or against any person who works for the program; OR
  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse: We are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.