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Regulation 45 CFR Part 88

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regulation for the Enforcement of Federal Health Care Provider Conscience Protection Laws

(From the Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2011 / Rules and Regulations: 9968-9977)

PART 88-Ensuring that Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law

5 U.S.C. 301.

§ 88.1 Purpose

The purpose of this part is to provide for the enforcement of the Church Amendments, 42 U.S.C. 300a-7, section 245 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 238n, and the Weldon Amendment, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-117, Div. D, Sec. 508(d), 123 Stat. 3034, 3279-80, referred to collectively as the "federal health care provider conscience protection statutes.''

§ 88.2 Complaint handling and investigating

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services is designated to receive complaints based on the Federal health care provider conscience protection statutes. OCR will coordinate the handling of complaints with the Departmental funding component(s) from which the entity, to which a complaint has been filed, receives funding.

Dated: February 17, 2011.
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-3993 Filed 2-18-11; 11:15 am]