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Provisions in the recently signed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act include funds for SAMHSA programs, small business loans and money for investing in telehealth technology.
Times of crisis require bold action. Three recent pieces of legislation reflect the depth of the coronavirus crisis and the dramatic nature of our national response.
Aimed at improving the sharing of patients’ substance use history between providers, the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act would require patient consent and protect patients from SUD-related discrimination.
A final ruling by a U.S. district judge has cleared the way for not-for-profit Safehouse to open a supervised injection facility in South Philadelphia, the first such facility to legally operate in the United States.
The office of Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey this week announced that the state has reached agreements with five health insurers and two companies that manage behavioral health coverage based on investigations of potential parity law violations.

ONC fellow discusses current privacy initiatives being explored in federal health IT effort

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