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Substance Use Disorder Providers Should Note SAMHSA Proposed Changes to 42 CFR Part 2


Posted on August 30, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On August 26, 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records at Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2 (“Part 2”). Part 2 is a federal privacy law that protects substance... READ MORE

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DOJ Announces New Prescription Interdiction & Litigation Task Force to Combat Prescription Opioid Crisis


Posted on March 5, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (“PIL”) Task Force in an ongoing effort to curb the country’s current prescription opioid crisis. According to DOJ’s press release, the PIL Task Force will “aggressively deploy and coordinate all available... READ MORE

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