IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 16, 2018
Mr. Cassidy (for himself and Mr. Murphy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To permit certain disclosures of health information during emergencies, including overdoses.
This Act may be cited as the
Saving Lives Through Proper Notification of Overdoses Act.
Communication with families during emergencies
Promoting awareness of authorized disclosures during emergencies
The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall annually notify health care providers regarding permitted disclosures during emergencies, including overdoses, of certain health information to families and caregivers under Federal health care privacy laws and regulations.
Use of material
For the purposes of carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary of Health and Human Services may use material produced under section 11004 of the 21st Century Cures Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–2 note).