The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will host a 90-minute webinar on its final rule on confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. Participants may register to attend on March 17 or March 22 at 1 p.m. ET. The agency recently postponed the rule’s effective date until March 21 under a White House memorandum calling for heads of executive departments and agencies to postpone for review for 60 days most regulations that have been published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect. AHA had urged SAMHSA to align the final rule, the first major update to the confidentiality rule since 1987, with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Medicare…
Headline
Six health care organizations in rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday released new draft guidance for labeling medications that carry the risk of abuse or dependence, including but not…
Headline
The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic will host a free public webinar July 22 at 3 p.m. ET on best…
Blog
AHA staff recently visited two rural hospitals to see and hear firsthand how leaders are engaging in innovative practices to increase accessibility and…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…