U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Federal regulation is one of the basic tools government uses to carry out public policy. Agencies create regulations (also known as "rules") when Congress provides the authority to do so.
The public plays an extremely important role by commenting on proposed rules. These comments can help shape the decisions the Department makes.
Below we provide information to help you particpate in the rulemaking process. We also provide updates about our retrospective review efforts, where we identify and review rules in order to eliminate ones that are obsolete, unnecessary, burdensome, or counterproductive. We modify others to increase their effectiveness, efficiency, and flexibility.
HHS Regulations by Operating Division
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Additional Laws & Regulations
Find laws and regulations on civil and privacy rights, food and drugs, medical and health care, Medicaid and Medicare, research, fraud prevention and detection, tribal matters, and HHS employment.
Civil and Privacy Rights
Food & Drugs
Fraud Prevention & Detection
Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act
Medical & Health Care
HHS Acquisition Regulation
HHS Employment (No Fear Act)