Final Substance Use Privacy Rule Clears OMB

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / June 17, 2020 at 7:34 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday (June 16) cleared a final Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration rule that would loosen privacy restrictions on substance use records. The rule, which was proposed last August, would loosen the privacy scheme known as 42 CFR Part 2, which adds an extra layer of protection on substance use treatment records on top of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act protections . If finalized, the rule would allow primary...

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