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VA RIN: 2900-AQ64 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Disclosure of Certain Protected Records Without Written Consent 

This proposed rule would amend VA’s regulations on disclosure of certain records. Recent changes in law, to include the VA MISSION Act of 2018, now authorize VA to disclose certain protected records to non-VA entities (including private entities and other Federal agencies) for the purposes of providing health care or performing other health care related activities or functions. VA is also authorized to disclose these protected records to a third party for the purpose of recovering or collecting reasonable charges for care furnished to, or paid on behalf of, a patient in connection with a non-service connected disability or to which the United States is deemed to be a third-party beneficiary. This proposed rule would align VA’s regulations with the recent changes in law.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 1.460    38 CFR 1.481    38 CFR 1.482   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 102-139, sec. 3    Pub. L. 115-182, sec. 132   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stephania Griffin
Administration Privacy Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Information (10P2C1), 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:704 245-2492