SAMHSA Proposes Aligning SUD Patient Privacy With HIPAA

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / November 28, 2022 at 6:51 PM
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says its proposal to revise policies meant to protect the records of patients with substance use disorder from unauthorized disclosure would increase care coordination while improving protections for patients’ records, and while advocates cheered the proposal, some are concerned the revision doesn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against these patients. SAMHSA on Monday (Nov. 28) released a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend, per Congress’ instruction in the CARES Act, certain...

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