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HHS/OCR RIN: 0945-AA18 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes 

The Department proposed to partially rescind the May 21, 2019, final rule entitled, Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority (2019 Final Rule), while leaving in effect the framework created by the February 23, 2011, final rule, entitled, Regulation for the Enforcement of Federal Health Care Provider Conscience Protection Laws. The Department also proposed to retain, with some modifications, certain provisions of the 2019 Final Rule regarding federal conscience protections but eliminate others.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 44 CFR 88   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/05/2023  88 FR 820   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/06/2023 
Final Action  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Organizations  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0945-AA10 
Agency Contact:
David Christensen
Section Chief, Policy Division
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:800 368-1019