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October 28, 2019

ABA Health Law Section releases comments on substance use patient records

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2019 — The American Bar Association Health Law Section submitted comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (42 CFR Part 2) issued on Aug. 26 by the Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), entitled, “Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records.”

The comments were approved by the section’s council on Oct. 8 and submitted to SAMHSA on Oct. 25.

The views expressed herein are presented on behalf of the section. No government attorneys or government professional participated in the drafting of submission of these comments. Accordingly, the views expressed in these comments should not be construed as representing the policy or views of any government employee who is a member of the section or its council. These comments have not been approved by the ABA House of Delegates or the Board of Governors and, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the position of the American Bar Association.


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