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Daily Dashboard | DHHS proposes aligning privacy rules for substance abuse patients with HIPAA Related reading: A short history of privacy in US State of the Union addresses


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule aligning 42 CFR Part 2 privacy regulations with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Axios reports. The proposed rule, aimed to help substance use disorder patients, requires one-time patient consent for disclosure of treatment and allows HIPAA-covered entities to access records. It also gives patients the right to know when and to whom their information was disclosed. Violations could result in HIPAA fines and criminal penalties.
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