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Statement on 42 CFR Part 2 Amendments Process

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Friday, April 9, 2021

SAMHSA is working with the HHS Office for Civil Rights on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the changes required by the CARES Act, to the 42 CFR part 2 regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. We intend to publish these amendments later this year in the Federal Register, and we will be seeking comments from the public. Until new regulations are promulgated, the current 42 CFR part 2 regulations remain in effect. We know that many stakeholders are eagerly awaiting these revisions and appreciate your patience as we work to provide a thoughtful and thorough review of these provisions and amendments.

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