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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA16 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records 

The CARES Act ammended the statute under which 42 CFR part 2 is promulgated and requires the Department in many ways to align that regulation with the HIPAA privacy rule.  By this rulemaking, the Department will make changes to part 2 and possibly the Privacy rule in order to implement this statutory change.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

To be determined.

Summary of the Legal Basis:


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

To be determined.


Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ciara E. Johnson
Policy Coordinator
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 768-1920