Delay of Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Information

LEGAL ACTION CENTER (01/25) – The administration of President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum delaying implementation of all new and pending federal regulations. This regulatory “freeze” impacts the recently-released Final Rule modernizing federal regulations that govern the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, and the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“SNPRM”) seeking comment on additional proposed changes to those regulations. As a result of the regulatory “freeze,” the confidentiality Final Rule will not become effective until Mar. 20, 2017 at the earliest. Read more

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