Topic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Potential Impact of the Conscience Rule on Connecticut Health Care Providers

On May 2, 2019 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a controversial final rule, referred to as the “Conscience Rule.” If implemented, this rule would expand OCR’s enforcement authority over approximately two dozen existing laws shielding health care providers, individuals, and health care entities from having…

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