HHS Weighs Changes to Health Data Privacy Regulations

August 1, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

The Department of Health and Human Services is considering making changes to federal privacy regulations governing health data - including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the 42 CFR Part 2 law, which pertains to substance abuse and mental health information.

While regulatory experts are already debating whether changes to HIPAA are, indeed, needed, many say changes to the 42 CFR Part 2 are long overdue.

David Holtzman’s comments are featured in this article

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