Final Rule Modernizes Substance Use Disorder Patient Record Confidentiality Regulations



Jennifer Geetter, Daniel Gottlieb and Scott Weinstein wrote this bylined article on the new rule amending the confidentiality regulations for federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs. The final rule includes “helpful changes” for disclosure and use of patient records, the authors wrote, but unchanged restrictions mean “substance use disorder patients may continue to lag behind other patients in their access to improved care coordination.”