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Statement Opposing the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (HR 3545)

Statement Opposing the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (HR 3545)

Faces & Voices of Recovery

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy
As an organized voice protecting the rights of individuals with substance use disorders, we are adamantly opposed to the dismantling of our critically important 42 CFR Part 2 confidentiality protections and we are opposed to the dismantling of the existing Public Health Law- which authorizes 42 CFR Part 2. We are opposed to the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (HR 3545) and the exceptions it would make to the current public health law related to confidentiality of our health information. We do not want our information shared for purposes of treatment, payment, health care operations or for any other purpose beyond current rule without our express written consent.