See References in Text note below.
of the Public Health Service Act (
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 527 of the Public Health Service Act, referred to in subsec. (b) and formerly classified to section 290ee–3 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, was renumbered section 548 of that Act by Pub. L. 100–77, title VI, § 611(2), July 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 516 and then omitted in the general revision of Part D of Subchapter III–A of Chapter 6A of Title 42 by Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 131, July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 366. Provisions relating to the confidentiality of patient records are now classified to section 290dd–2 of Title 42.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Educational Program for Federal Employees Relating to Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Pub. L. 99–570, title VI, § 6003, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–159, provided that:

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, establish a Government-wide education program, using seminars and such other methods as the Director considers appropriate, to carry out the purposes prescribed in subsection (b).
The program established under this section shall be designed to provide information to Federal Government employees with respect to—
the short-term and long-term health hazards associated with alcohol abuse and drug abuse;
the symptoms of alcohol abuse and drug abuse;
the availability of any prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation programs or services relating to alcohol abuse or drug abuse, whether provided by the Federal Government or otherwise;
confidentiality protections afforded in connection with any prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation programs or services;
any penalties provided under law or regulation, and any administrative action (permissive or mandatory), relating to the use of alcohol or drugs by a Federal Government employee or the failure to seek or receive appropriate treatment or rehabilitation services; and
any other matter which the Director considers appropriate.”