New Rule Improves the Exchange of Medical Information in Ways that Protect the Privacy of People Receiving Substance Use Treatment

SAMHSA (01/13) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange within new health care models while continuing to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Read more

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