HRSA has drafted an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that would implement the President’s Executive Order on insulin and EpiPens. This IFR is currently being reviewed by OMB, which is the last step before it is published. (No draft has yet been released to the public.) Once published, it will go into effect almost immediately, before any opportunity for public comment. However, OMB is legally required to hold “listening sessions” with any groups who request one before they finalize their review. Therefore, PACHC and NACHC encourage health centers to reach out to OMB ASAP to request a meeting, as follows:
- Go to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eo/neweomeeting
- When it asks for the RIN, enter “0906-AB25”
- OMB MUST accept your request unless they’ve already approved the rule (although they may try to condense several meetings into one)
Requesting a meeting will allow FQHCs to share their concerns with the proposal and help to slow down the approval process.