(a)  A drug test given under this Section shall be confidential and consistent with the HIPAA Privacy Rule appearing in 45 CFR Parts 160, et seq., which is incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions, and State Law.

(b)  The drug test results, medical history, or medications taken by the applicant or recipient shall be a confidential record unless its disclosure is otherwise authorized by law or by written consent from the applicant or recipient.

(c)  The county departments of social services shall implement administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to maintain confidentiality of drug test results.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 108A-29.1; 143B‑153;

Eff. June 1, 2015.