August 22nd, the Trump administration revealed a proposal to change the privacy requirements for individuals with a history of addiction. The change would allow hospitals to enter addiction treatment information and history into their medical record as a standard of patient history. In an article on STAT by LEV FACHER. He references an interview where “Jessie’s Law,” alluded to. Jessie’s law is a bill named for Jessica Grubb, a Michigan woman who was prescribed oxycodone following a knee surgery despite having notified doctors of her addiction history. Grubb died of an overdose the night she was discharged from the hospital.
Read the full article here: https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/22/trump-privacy-rules-addiction-treatment/