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HHS/OIG RIN: 0936-AA09 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Amendments to Civil Monetary Penalty Law Regarding Grants, Contracts, and Information Blocking 

The final regulation modifies 42 CFR 1003 and 1005 by addressing three issues.  First, the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) provision that authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to impose civil monetary penalties, assessments, and exclusions upon individuals and entities that engage in fraud and other misconduct related to HHS grants, contracts, and other agreements.  Second, the Cures Act information blocking provisions that authorize OIG to investigate claims of information blocking and provide HHS the authority to impose CMPs for information blocking.  Third, the increase in penalty amounts in the Civil Monetary Penalty Law effected by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 1003    42 CFR 1005   
Legal Authority: 21st Century Cures Act    Pub. L. 114-255    secs. 4004 and 5003   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/24/2020  85 FR 22979   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/23/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Chris Hinkle
Senior Advisor
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Inspector General
330 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 891-6062