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SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

SAMHSA ’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Mar 22, 2017
On March 21, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“42 CFR Part 2” or “Part 2”) took effect.
Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Healthcare Alert: Texting of Patient Care Orders Banned by Joint Commission

Jan 16, 2017
The Joint Commission, which establishes standards for healthcare organizations related to the provision of safe, high quality care and accredits those organizations who meet the standards, has recently announced that the use of secure text messaging platforms to transmit patient care orders is prohibited.