Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (June 16, 2003, 68 FR 35646)
At servicing Air Force installation Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) office. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
Air Force active duty military personnel and dependents, Air Force civilian employees, and Air Force Reserve personnel, who are enrolled in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
As a minimum, the file contains referral information, evaluative materials, diagnostic assessment, treatment plan, counseling case notes, treatment summary, and automated data base, documenting entry and participation in the Air Force ADAPT Program, to include: date and means of identification and substance of abuse.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
42 U.S.C. 290dd-2, Confidentiality of Patient Records; Air Force Instruction 44-121, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program; Air Force Instruction 36-810, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
The file is used to process members in the ADAPT Program; to develop a treatment plan; to assist medical providers in decisions for program disposition; to document progress for individuals enrolled in the ADAPT program; and to prepare recurring reports.
Disclosure within the Air Force is limited to those individuals who need the records in connection with programs relating to abuse treatment, rehabilitation, research, health, and assignment to duty. Only persons authorized by 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2 may review, handle or have access to the file.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
To officials and employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the performance of their official duties relating to the adjudication of veterans' claims and in providing medical care to Air Force members.
NOTE: Record of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any client/patient, irrespective of whether or when he ceases to be a client/patient, maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol or drug abuse prevention and treatment function conducted, regulated, or directly or indirectly assisted by any department or agency of the United States, shall, except as provided therein, be confidential and be disclosed only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2. The results of a drug test of civilian employees may be disclosed only as expressly authorized under 5 U.S.C. 7301. These statutes take precedence over the Privacy Act of 1974, in regard to accessibility of such records except to the individual to whom the record pertains. The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' do not apply to these types records.
NOTE: This system of records contains individually identifiable health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation (DoD 6025.18-R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
- Maintained in file folders and computer and on computer output products.
- Retrieved by name, by Social Security Number, by other identification number or system identifier.
- Records are accessed by custodian of the record system and by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties and who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored and secured in lockable receptacles and are controlled by personnel screening. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
- Destroy 5 years after the end of the calendar year the case is closed or when a minor child reaches 23 years old.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
- Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program Manager, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, (AFMOA/SGOC), 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 702, Falls Church VA 22041-3410; and ADAPT Program Mangers in the office of the command surgeon at major command headquarters; and ADAPT Program Managers at Air Force installations. Official mailing addresses are published as appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.
- Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information on themselves should address inquires to the ADAPT Program Manager at the servicing Air Force installation. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.
- Requests to determine existence of a file should include full name, grade, and unit of assignment. Personal visit proof of identify requires full name and possession of Department of Defense Armed Forces Identification Card; or driver's license and personal recognition of ADAPT staff member.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
- Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address requests to the ADAPT Program Manager servicing AF installation. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
- The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
- Information obtained from medical institutions, personnel records, individual.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: