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Campaign to Protect Patient Privacy Rights

The Legal Action Center recently developed and circulated the attached principles on the continuing importance of the federal regulation for the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (“Part 2”), in protecting the privacy of individuals in substance use disorder treatment. This regulation is particularly crucial in guarding against criminal prosecution, discrimination and other negative consequences; and supporting people entering and sustaining treatment and recovery.