On January 31, NAMD submitted comments on a proposed rule that would align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA. The rule would:
- Align 42 CFR Part 2 with the HIPAA Privacy Rule by only requiring patients to provide consent once for future uses and disclosures of Part 2 records for treatment, payment, and health care operations.
- Permit redisclosure of Part 2 records in any manner permitted by HIPAA, with certain exceptions.
- Allow patients to obtain an accounting of disclosures of Part 2 records and to request restrictions on certain disclosures, as also granted by HIPAA.
These changes would support state Medicaid agencies’ efforts to provide effective, coordinated, and integrated care for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). Read our comments here.