In January 2017, SAMHSA issued the final rule for 42 CFR Part 2, Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (January 18, 2017; 82 FR 6052). In a Federal Register (FR) notice issued on February 16, 2017, SAMHSA delayed the effective date of the final regulations for 60 days in accordance with instructions received in a January 20, 2017, memo from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff (82 FR 10863). The revised 42 CFR Part 2 regulations became effective on March 21, 2017.
SAMHSA is now reviewing public comments for a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking issued concurrently with the final rule on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5485). SAMHSA also is developing subregulatory guidance about 42 CFR Part 2.
Are you interested in learning more about the new rule? On Friday, March 31, 2017, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, join Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, for a 90-minute webinar to learn about the changes. Due to demand, SAMHSA is offering another opportunity to listen in.