HHS Proposes New, Strengthened Conscience and Religious Nondiscrimination Rule

Published: 12/30/2022

  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes, which proposes to restore the longstanding process for the handling of conscience complaints and provide additional safeguards to protect against conscience and religious discrimination.

In 2019, OCR issued a regulation that provided broad definitions, created new compliance regulations, a

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