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SAMHSA Issues Final 42 CFR Part 2 Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulation, 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2). The updated Part 2 regulation allows patients to provide a general disclosure for release and disclosure of substance abuse related patient health information, among other changes. To read the rule on the Federal Register, click here.