HHS issues proposed rule on retrospective review of regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services today published a proposed rule that would require the agency to assess certain significant regulations every 10 years to determine whether those regulations instead are subject to review under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Under the rule, HHS regulations would expire if the agency does not assess and review them in a timely manner if required, with certain exceptions such as rules issued jointly with other agencies. HHS will accept most comments on the proposed rule until Dec. 4, with comments on certain provisions accepted until Jan. 4, 2021.

For more information, see the HHS news release.