The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is conducting a study on “Confidentiality and Privacy Issues Related to Psychological Testing Data,” pursuant to section 13424 of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act (a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act). The study will address whether the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s special protections relating to the use and disclosure of psychotherapy notes also should be applied to “test data that is related to direct responses, scores, items, forms, protocols, manuals or other materials that are part of a mental health evaluation.” As part of this study, SAMHSA is hosting a public meeting on November 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California to bring together mental health and privacy protection professionals to discuss current practices and the policy implications surrounding this issue.  Registration is required.