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  • HHS 42 CFR Part 2 Proposed Rule Fact Sheet
    The 42 CFR part 2 regulations serve to protect patient records created by federally funded programs for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). SAMHSA is currently proposing to revise part 2, to facilitate better coordination of care for substance use disorders which will also enhance care for opioid use...
  • HHS Proposes 42 CFR Part 2 Reforms to Increase Coordinated Care, Reduce Provider Burden, and Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder treatment programs, known as 42 CFR Part 2. The proposed rule establishes important revisions that support coordinated care among providers that treat substance...
  • HHS and DHS Announce New Rule to Implement the Flores Settlement Agreement
    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced a final rule that finalizes regulations implementing the relevant and substantive terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). Importantly, the rule will allow for termination of the FSA, and...
  • HHS Funds an Additional Year of Ebola Vaccine Manufacturing
    As part of the international response to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to meet domestic biodefense goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will support manufacturing of an investigational Ebola...
  • SAMHSA’s Annual Mental Health, Substance Use Data Provide Roadmap for Future Action
    Today the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The annual survey is the nation’s primary resource for data on mental health and substance use among Americans. Among the findings of the 2018 NSDUH: The number of individuals reporting pain reliever...

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