Support is Growing to Lift Barriers to Opioid Treatment
WASHINGTON, DC – 39 state attorneys general recently asked Congress to lift barriers to opioid treatment. We agree. There is more work to be done, first and foremost, Congress needs to pass the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, which would put the protection of substance use disorder records under HIPAA instead of 42 CFR Part 2.
Protecting patients' confidentiality is critical, but substance use disorders treatment must be carefully managed and coordinated. Part 2 poses a serious threat to anyone with a SUD because providers can be unaware of the risks to their...