Full integration means aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA
Dear [Decision Maker],
Thank you for being a champion against the opioid crisis ravaging our communities. I wanted to highlight a bill that I think will be critical for us in fighting this epidemic: S. 1012, the Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act.
A law from the 1970s, 42 CFR Part 2, makes it difficult to share critical substance use treatment information between health care providers, even when a person wants their records to be shared. This means that health care providers are treating individuals without a full picture of their health, which has led to dangerous treatment decisions and preventable deaths. It is impossible to completely integrate behavioral and other medical health care when contradictory or incompatible rules exist.
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I urge you to vote for the inclusion S. 1012, the Protecting Jessica Grubb Legacy Act, in the transparency section of S. 1895, the Lower Health Costs Act, and I thank you for listening to the voices of those you represent.
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