42 CFR-Part 2, Confidentiality Regulations for SUD

Jan 30, 2023
AHA comments proposed revisions to the regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records, commonly known as 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”).
Nov 30, 2022
In this proposed rule, HHS seeks to revise, delete, replace or add regulatory language to the Part 2 regulations to align them with those under HIPAA, as well as to improve clarity or readability. The agency notes that it will issue a separate rule on CARES Act provisions related to…
Apr 28, 2020
AHA, others make an urgent request that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issue a rule as soon as possible on the 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety Act (CARES Act).
Oct 25, 2019
The AHA recognizes that SAMHSA is statutorily constrained in making structural amendments to the regulations under 42 CFR Part 2; however, because the proposed rule would not change the basic framework of Part 2, which significantly impedes the robust sharing of patient information necessary for…
Aug 27, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Aug. 22 issued a proposed rule to amend sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that dictate restrictions on how federally assisted alcohol or drug abuse programs may use and share patient information.
May 8, 2018
AHA expresses strong support for legislation that would allow responsible sharing of patient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment information and prevent inappropriate and dangerous prescribing of opioids by amending 42 CFR Part 2 to align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
Apr 24, 2018
The AHA and more than 40 health care organizations yesterday urged Congress to include legislation that would align 42 CFR Part 2 with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as part of legislation to address the opioid crisis.