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SAMHSA Petition Responses

Effective January 6, 2021, HHS operates under a Good Guidance Practices Regulation. See 85 Fed. Reg. 78,770 (Dec. 7, 2020). Pursuant to this regulation, HHS now offers a petition process, through which any interested party may petition the Department to withdraw or modify any guidance document. See 45 C.F.R. § 1.5.

Interested parties may submit a petition in writing via an e-mail sent to To review the HHS Guidance Portal or for other information, please visit

SAMHSA’s responses to all petitions received will be available below.

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