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VA RIN: 2900-AR57 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Reproductive Health Services 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs amends its medical regulations to remove the exclusion on abortion counseling and establish exceptions to the exclusion on abortions in the medical benefits package for when the life or health of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  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: 38 CFR 17.38(c)(1)   
Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 1093   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/09/2022  87 FR 55287   
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/09/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  10/11/2022 
Final Action  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Shereef Elnahal
Under Secretary for Health
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-0373