Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records; Delay of Effective Date, 10863-10864 [2017-03185]

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AGENCY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary 42 CFR Part 2 In accordance with the Presidential directive in the memorandum from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, dated January 20, 2017, and entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (‘‘EEOC’’) is delaying the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the EEOC final rule published on January 3, 2017, SUMMARY: 11:26 Feb 15, 2017 For the Commission. Dated: February 10, 2017. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair. [FR Doc. 2017–03146 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] RIN 3046–AA94 VerDate Sep<11>2014 at 82 FR 654, is delayed from March 6, 2017, to March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 663–4665, or Aaron Konopasky, Senior Attorney-Advisor, (202) 663–4127 (voice), or (202) 663– 7026 (TTY), Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (These are not toll free numbers.) Requests for this document in an alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663–4191 (voice) or (202) 663–4494 (TTY). (These are not toll free numbers.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 3, 2017, the EEOC published a final rule amending 29 CFR 1614.203 to clarify the affirmative action obligations that Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 791, imposes on federal agencies as employers. As clarified in a correction published on January 11, 2017, at 32 FR 3170, the rule was to become effective on March 6, 2017. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum instructing Federal agencies to postpone until 60 days after January 20, 2017, the effective dates of any regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect, for the purpose of ‘‘reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ The EEOC is, therefore, delaying the effective date of its final rule published on January 3, 2017, at 82 FR 654, until March 21, 2017. [SAMHSA–4162–20] RIN 0930–AA21 Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records; Delay of Effective Date Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 10863 Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a final rule on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records. That rule is scheduled to take effect on February 17, 2017. In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), this action delays for 60 days from the date of the memorandum the effective date of the rule entitled ‘‘Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records’’ published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 6052). DATES: The effective date of the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records final rule, published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 6052) is delayed from February 17, 2017, to a new effective date of March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Tarino, Telephone number: (240) 276–2857, Email address: PrivacyRegulations@samhsa.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Final Rule updates and modernizes the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (42 CFR part 2) to facilitate integration of care and new health care delivery models while protecting the privacy of patients diagnosed, treated, or referred for treatment for a substance use disorder. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action to delay the rule’s effective date, it is exempt from notice and comment because it constitutes a rule of procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Alternatively, the Department’s implementation of this rule without opportunity for public comment, effective immediately upon publication today in the Federal Register, is based on the good cause exception in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) in that seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The 60-day delay in effective date is necessary to give Department officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, consistent with the Assistant to the President’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. This memorandum instructed federal agencies to delay the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register, but which have not yet taken effect, for a period of 60-days from the date of the memorandum. Given the imminence of the effective date, seeking prior public E:\FR\FM\16FER1.SGM 16FER1 10864 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations comment on this delay would have been impractical, as well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of regulations. This notice does not impact the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) also entitled Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records and issued on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5485). The SNPRM proposes for public comment additional provisions beyond those in the final rule to clarify the scope of permissible disclosures to contractors, subcontractors, and legal representatives. The SNPRM comment period will remain unchanged and will close on February 17, 2017. Dated: February 10, 2017. Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. Approved: Thomas E. Price, M.D., Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2017–03185 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Docket No. CDC–2015–0045] 42 CFR Part 73 RIN 0920–AA59 The effective date for the final rule published January 19, 2017, at 82 FR 6278, is delayed until March 21, 2017. DATES: Dr. Samuel S. Edwin, Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS A–46, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329. Telephone: 404–718– 2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On January 19, 2017, HHS/CDC published a final rule titled ‘‘Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review and Enhanced Biosafety Requirements’’ (82 FR 6278) with an effective date of February 21, 2017. With this document, HHS/CDC announces a new effective date of March 21, 2017 for this final rule. In a companion document published in this issue of the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making a parallel change in the effective date of their final rule. HHS/CDC bases this action on the memorandum of January 20, 2017 from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ This memorandum directed the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for sixty days from the date of the memorandum the effective dates of all regulations that had been published in the Federal Register but had not yet taken effect. 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This action is undertaken in accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017 from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ Office of the Secretary of the Interior AGENCY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 11:26 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 43 CFR Part 10 [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22726; GPO Deposit Acct. 4311H2] RIN 1024–AE37 Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments Office of the Secretary, Interior. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 31 (Thursday, February 16, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10863-10864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03185]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

42 CFR Part 2

[SAMHSA-4162-20]
RIN 0930-AA21


Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records; Delay 
of Effective Date

AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a final rule on 
Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records. That rule is 
scheduled to take effect on February 17, 2017. In accordance with the 
memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and 
Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' 
published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), 
this action delays for 60 days from the date of the memorandum the 
effective date of the rule entitled ``Confidentiality of Substance Use 
Disorder Patient Records'' published in the Federal Register on January 
18, 2017 (82 FR 6052).

DATES: The effective date of the Confidentiality of Substance Use 
Disorder Patient Records final rule, published in the Federal Register 
on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 6052) is delayed from February 17, 2017, to 
a new effective date of March 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Tarino, Telephone number: 
(240) 276-2857, Email address: PrivacyRegulations@samhsa.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Confidentiality of Substance Use 
Disorder Patient Records Final Rule updates and modernizes the 
Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations 
(42 CFR part 2) to facilitate integration of care and new health care 
delivery models while protecting the privacy of patients diagnosed, 
treated, or referred for treatment for a substance use disorder. To the 
extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action to delay the rule's 
effective date, it is exempt from notice and comment because it 
constitutes a rule of procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). 
Alternatively, the Department's implementation of this rule without 
opportunity for public comment, effective immediately upon publication 
today in the Federal Register, is based on the good cause exception in 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) in that seeking public comment is impracticable, 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The 60-day delay in 
effective date is necessary to give Department officials the 
opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, 
consistent with the Assistant to the President's memorandum of January 
20, 2017. This memorandum instructed federal agencies to delay the 
effective date of rules published in the Federal Register, but which 
have not yet taken effect, for a period of 60-days from the date of the 
memorandum. Given the imminence of the effective date, seeking prior 
public

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comment on this delay would have been impractical, as well as contrary 
to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation 
of regulations.
    This notice does not impact the Supplemental Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (SNPRM) also entitled Confidentiality of Substance Use 
Disorder Patient Records and issued on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5485). 
The SNPRM proposes for public comment additional provisions beyond 
those in the final rule to clarify the scope of permissible disclosures 
to contractors, subcontractors, and legal representatives. The SNPRM 
comment period will remain unchanged and will close on February 17, 
2017.

    Dated: February 10, 2017.
Kana Enomoto,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use.

Approved:

Thomas E. Price, M.D.,
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
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