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Hospitals Urge E&C To Loosen Privacy Rules For Substance Abuse Records

April 10, 2018
The American Hospital Association called on the House Energy & Commerce Committee Tuesday (April 10) to approve a contentious bill that would loosen privacy safeguards for substance-abuse information in medical records. The AHA said the bill would improve patient care by allowing clinicians to more easily find out if their patients have a history of substance use disorder. The committee is working to craft a package of opioid-related legislation and is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss more...


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