The Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register at 59 FR 42561 (August 18, 1994) with corresponding corrections at 59 FR 45063 (August 31, 1994), which proposed a clarification to the ``Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records'' regulations codified at 42 CFR part 2. Specifically, the Department proposed to clarify that, as to general medical care facilities, these regulations cover only specialized individuals or units in such facilities that hold themselves out as providing and provide alcohol or drug abuse diagnosis, treatment or referral for treatment and which are federally assisted, directly or indirectly. The Secretary has considered the comments received during the comment period, and is amending the regulations.
Agency Contact: Sue Martone, SAMHSA, Room 12C15, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, tel. (301) 443-4640.
This rule is final. Its effective date is June 5, 1995.