Reminder: Today is the last day to provide comment on HIPAA rule

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Today is the last day to provide comment on the HHS proposed rule change to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that singles out the records of people with mental illnesses (read our article posted on May 1st). The changes would apply different rules to certain mental health records for the purpose of ensuring that more records are reported to the FBI's gun database.

We support the Bazelon Center for Mental Health's position that this is unnecessary, will not achieve the intended purpose of reducing gun violence, and will only further stigmatize people with mental illnesses and mental health treatment.

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