About the bill
H.R. 6082 amends the Public Health Service Act to permit substance use disorder (SUD) records to be shared among covered entities and Part 2 programs in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), for the purposes of treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. In order to protect individuals seeking and receiving SUD treatment, the bill enhances the protections on the disclosure of SUD treatment records to non-covered entities and non-Part 2 programs by, except for authorization by court order or by consent of the patient, prohibiting the use of these records in any criminal, civil, or administrative investigations, actions, or proceedings. The legislation increases the penalties in the event of unlawful disclosure of SUD treatment records and establishes breach notification requirements in accordance with the Health …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018
Length: 13 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 20, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Mullin Bill to Prevent Opioid Overdoses”
— Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2] (Sponsor) on Jun 20, 2018
H.R. 6082 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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