SAMHSA Finalizes Changes to Part 2 Regulations Governing Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records

In January 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) made the first major, substantive amendments to 42 C.F.R. part 2 (part 2), the federal regulations governing confidentiality of substance use disorder treatment records, since 1987.  The amendments were largely aimed at allowing the exchange of patient identifying information (PII) within clinically integrated 

Author: Jason D. Gregoire
Category: Healthcare

Governor Sununu Signs Two Bills to Address Delays in New Hampshire Nurse Licensure Process

New Hampshire, like many states, is facing a nursing shortage.  The problems associated with this shortage are often exacerbated by delays in the New Hampshire nurse licensure process principally caused by the Department of Safety’s lengthy processing time for required criminal background checks.  These delays have forced health care facilities to tell prospective employees who 

Author: Jason D. Gregoire
Category: Healthcare