Comments Requested on the Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities 

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. Proposals include clarification of nondiscrimination requirements that apply to activities offered via telehealth, and requiring staff to have training on effective communication for people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities.

Comments are due by September 26.