Tuesday, 26 August 2008

HHS Proposed Regulations to Protect the Conscience Rights of Health Care Providers

This is from the Priest for Life website.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has publicized new proposed regulations to protect the conscience rights of health care providers. They are inviting comments from the public from now through September 19, and we ask you to do so today!

The HHS press release announcing this is at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2008pres/08/20080821a.html

Comments can be submitted at http://www.Regulations.gov or via e-mail to consciencecomment@hhs.gov.

“Many health care providers routinely face pressure to change their medical practice – often in direct opposition to their personal convictions,” said HHS Assistant Secretary of Health, Admiral Joxel Garcia, M.D. “During my practice as an OB-GYN, I witnessed this first-hand. But health care providers shouldn’t have to check their conscience at the hospital door. This proposed rule will help ensure that doesn’t happen.”

Be sure to register your comments with HHS.

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