Long-term advocacy effort pays off with patient-centered changes to 42 CFR part 2 privacy regulations


Decades of legislative advocacy efforts were met with success after major changes to 42 CFR Part 2 regarding privacy regulations were passed by Congress and signed into law late last week. Through this legislation, individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) or history of SUD treatment will gain easier access to integrated and comprehensive healthcare. The Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will simplify the consent process, helping to prevent delays in diagnosis or treatment. Read the full news release here.