Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, has introduced legislation to “elevate and formalize agency guidance on HIPAA privacy rules,” particularly as it pertains to patients with mental illness.
The Including Families in Mental Health Recovery Act (H.R. 2690) has been endorsed by the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Council for Behavioral Health, and National Disability Rights Network, among other stakeholder organizations.
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