Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HHS Releases Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Proposed Rule

Dianne De La Mare

HHS, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has released a proposed rule to implement section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities. It also authorizes the HHS Secretary to promulgate regulations. Formal comments are due on Nov. 9, 2015.

You may submit comments, identified by RIN Number 0945–AA02, http://www.regulations.gov.

See the proposed rule http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/pdf/2015-22043.pdf.

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