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H.R. 6082: Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6082 in the House.

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 Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Finally, the bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue regulations prohibiting discrimination based on data disclosed from such medical records, to issue regulations requiring covered entities to provide written notice of privacy practices, and to develop model training programs and materials for health care providers and patients and their families.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Yea 84%
Nay 13%
Not Voting 3%

Date: Jun 20, 2018

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed


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