In the News – January 13, 2017
SAMHSA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT INFORMATION
The Legal Action Center (“LAC”) welcomes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (“SAMHSA”) release of a Final Rule that aims to modernize federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, while maintaining essential privacy protections. The Final Rule, released on January 13, 2017, updates regulations codified at 42 C.F.R. Part 2. It will be formally published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017.