Inside CMS - 09/05/2019

Patient Advocates Worried HHS’ Privacy Proposal Gives Police Records

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / August 29, 2019 at 6:11 PM
Substance use disorder and mental health advocates are concerned that loosening the strict privacy scheme that protects substance use treatment records will make it easier for these records to get in the hands of law enforcement and could make people fearful of seeking treatment. The rule proposed in August loosens privacy protections from 42 CFR Part 2, an extra layer of protection for substance use treatment records . The proposal would allow primary care providers to make note of substance...

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