Category: Patient Rights

NAMA Recovery Submits Public Comments on proposed revision to SUD Confidentiality Rule 42 CFR Part 2

HIPAA is not good enough for criminalized and stigmatized health information, such as records related to substance use disorder (SUD) care! Aligning 42 CFR Part 2 (the federal regulations governing SUD treatment records) with HIPAA will not only discourage people from entering life-saving addiction treatment, but it will also put patients at risk of arrest, prosecution, incarceration, and discrimination based on their past substance use.

DOJ publishes guidance on Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The opioid crisis poses an extraordinary challenge to communities throughout our country. The Department of Justice (the Department) has responded with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment. This includes enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) who are not engaging in…
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Justice Department Finds that Indiana State Nursing Board Discriminates Against People with Opioid Use Disorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 25, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Justice Department found that the Indiana State Board of Nursing (Nursing Board) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting nurses who take medication to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) from participating in the Indiana State Nursing Assistance Program. The program assists in…
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