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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA12 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Internal Processes to Implement the Religious Freedom Restoration Act 

The rule sets forth internal HHS processes by which the Department will ensure that it and each of its components are complying with Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The rule specifies that OCR, through its Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, would ensure and coordinate Department-wide compliance with RFRA under the procedures set forth in the rule. The rule requires Departmental components to consider and apply RFRA, in consultation with OCR, concerning the array of Departmental activities that RFRA governs, such as (as mentioned by the Attorney General) rulemaking, enforcement actions, and grant and contract distribution and administration.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. sec. 301   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christine Pratt
Senior Advisor on Conscience and Religious Freedom
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019