Deborah Reid is a Senior Health Policy Attorney at the Legal Action Center, where she directs legal and policy work focused on confidentiality protections for people with substance use disorders. Prior to joining the Legal Action Center, Ms. Reid was a senior attorney at the National Health Law Program, where her work focused on issues relating to reproductive health, health equity, Medicaid, and ACA implementation. Previously, she was also an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., and a senior health care program planner analyst at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Ms. Reid has a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark; a Master’s of Professional Studies in health services administration from the New School for Social Research (Milano-The New School for Management and Policy); and a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University.

Recent Posts by Deborah Reid

Discrimination Against Patients With Substance Use Disorders Remains Prevalent And Harmful: The Case For 42 CFR Part 2

42 CFR Part 2 provides bedrock protections for people with substance use disorders. As our country faces an unprecedented epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose, we must ensure that fear of discrimination does not deter people from seeking treatment.