House Debates Bill to Align SUD Rules with HIPAA Privacy Rule

HEALTH IT SECURITY (05/09) – Supporters and opponents of a bill that would align privacy protections for substance use disorder (SUD) patients with the HIPAA Privacy Rule faced off during a May 8 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (HR 3545) would amend 42 CFR Part 2, which is intended to protect the confidentiality of people who seek SUD treatment, to expand healthcare provider access to SUD patient records while maintaining privacy protections under HIPAA. Read more

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