HHS Office for Civil Rights


HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act

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Proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination; enhances language assistance; protects individuals with disabilities; and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and…

Surgeon agrees to treat HIV-positive patients after losing federal funding

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A California surgeon has voluntarily entered into a Post-Termination Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to restore his eligibility to receive federal funding from HHS. The surgeon’s funding was terminated after OCR and the HHS Departmental Appeals Board concluded that he intentionally discriminated against…