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Health Information-Sharing Bill Passes House

We did it! Thanks to your advocacy, the House passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, yesterday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-57!

This victory is because of you. Your advocacy made this possible.

H.R. 6082 aligns 42 CFR Part 2—the regulation that keeps health care providers from accessing information about a person’s substance use condition—with HIPAA.

This will ensure that physical health, mental health and substance use records are treated fairly and equally. This allows for better treatment and better outcomes for the eight million people with mental illness who also have substance use conditions.

NAMI will continue to push for this legislation to be taken up by the Senate and keep you updated on opportunities to contact your senators about this issue.

Sign-up to receive alerts, so you know when to act on legislation that impacts people with mental illness at www.nami.org/advocacy.

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