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LAC, CSS and NELA/NY File Amicus Brief with NY State’s Highest Court in Case Affecting People Who Face Criminal Record Employment Discrimination by Third Parties

The Legal Action Center, Community Service Society of New York and NELA/NY (the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association) jointly filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case of Griffin v. Sirva, Inc. et al. Several organizations signed on to the brief, including the Bronx Defenders, the Center for Community Alternatives, JustLeadershipUSA, The Legal Aid Society, The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Legal Services NYC, MFY Legal Services, Inc., and Youth Represent.

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LAC Provides Overview of Changes to Confidentiality Law – 42 CFR Part 2, Final Rule

February 15, 2017 – The Legal Action Center (“LAC”) has released a brief overview of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“42 CFR Part 2” or “Part 2”).

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Template for stakeholder comments on proposed supplemental changes to confidentiality law

The Legal Action Center (“LAC”) has released a template for stakeholders to use to comment on the January 18, 2017 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“SNPRM”) issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”).

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TRACIE GARDNER AND ABIGAIL WOODWORTH JOIN LAC STAFF

LAC is thrilled to announce the expansion of its leadership team to include Tracie Gardner as Associate Director and Abigail Woodworth as Director of Communications and Strategy.

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LAC Submits Comments on Latest Proposed Changes to Confidentiality Regulations

The Legal Action Center (“LAC”) has submitted comments on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”)’s recent Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“SNPRM”), released on January 18, 2017.

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DELAY OF FINAL RULE ON THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT INFORMATION

The administration of President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum delaying implementation of all new and pending federal regulations. This regulatory “freeze” impacts the recently-released Final Rule modernizing federal regulations that govern the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, and the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“SNPRM”) seeking comment on additional proposed changes to those regulations.

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Parity Hotline to Help New Yorkers Access Addiction Treatment

Last month, the Legal Action Center launched a Parity Hotline to help New Yorkers understand and enforce their rights under the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, also known as the Parity Act.

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NY Attorney General Announces National Settlement With Anthem To End Pre-Auths For Opioid Addiction Drugs

NY AG Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday a settlement with Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the country, to end its policy of requiring prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

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SAMHSA Issues Final Rule on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Information

LAC welcomes SAMHSA’s release of a Final Rule that aims to modernize federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, while maintaining essential privacy protections.

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New Report Details Strategies for Eliminating Housing Barriers for People with Criminal Records

This report assesses some of the most common and pernicious obstacles to housing that confront Americans with criminal records and their families. It also examines innovative federal, state, and municipal initiatives that are helping people to overcome those obstacles.

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