HHS Proposes Updates to Disability Nondiscrimination Regulations for First Time in Nearly 50 Years

By on November 2, 2023

Discrimination on the basis of disability has contributed to significant disparities in healthcare and child welfare. To address these disparities, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed updated regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive HHS funds. Although most of the revisions align with expectations imposed on stakeholders through other federal laws, some proposed changes are unique to HHS programs, including regulations impacting medical treatment, value assessments, medical diagnostic equipment, digital media and child welfare programs.

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Gregory E. Fosheim advises healthcare and life sciences clients across a variety of corporate, transactional and regulatory compliance matters. Working with hospitals, physician practice groups, clinical research programs, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and others, Greg provides counsel on healthcare fraud and abuse risks, Medicare, Medicaid, and private payor billing, and clinical research and laboratory compliance in connection with federal grants, among other issues. Greg also provides regulatory due diligence support on healthcare transactions and collaborations, helping his clients drive innovation and expand their businesses. Read Gregory Fosheim’s full bio.




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