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Part I: Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 – The Single Consent for Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations

In the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Congress amended the federal law protecting the confidentiality of substance use disorder (SUD) records to facilitate the coordination of care in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic.  It also directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to revise the related […]

CARES Act Makes Long-Awaited Changes to 42 CFR Part 2’s Information Sharing Rules

The CARES Act made important changes to 42 CFR Part 2 rules by aligning use and disclosure rules more closely with HIPAA. This is an important development and will require some operational tweaks by Part 2 Providers such as obtaining initial consent and ensuring the use of a Notice of Privacy Practices.