The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has proposed revisions to federal rules governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs.  The proposed rule is intended to support coordinated care among providers that treat patients with SUDs, while maintaining privacy safeguards for patients seeking SUD treatment.  Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until October 25, 2019.  The proposed rule is summarized on our Life Sciences Legal Update blog.