The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared proposed changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records under 42 Code of Federal Regulations (“Part 2”). Under this proposed change, coordination of care for patients would improve, and the protection of privacy for patients facing substance use challenges would be strengthened. This proposed change is intended to help prevent patients from declining lifesaving care due to fear of records disclosure. This notice of proposed rulemaking would implement provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that, among other stipulations, require HHS to bring Part 2 into greater alignment with certain aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.