Final Rule: 42 CFR Part 2, Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Additional Information from SAMHSA

SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information hosted a webinar on Understanding the New Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 SAMHSA guidance on the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and 42 CFR Part 2 focused on the medical emergency exemption.

SAMHSA guidance on the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and 42 CFR Part 2 focused on the medical emergency exemption 

On December 14, 2020, SAMHSA released a final rule to make a technical change to 42 CFR Part 2 regarding the phrase “allegedly committed by the patient”. APA opposed the change when proposed. See APA letter.