Court Strikes Down HHS Rule on Health Providers Opting Out

On Nov. 5, a federal judge struck down a final rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would have let health care providers opt out of participating in medical procedures based on their religious or moral objections.The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Paul Engelmayer of the

southern district of New York stops the rule from taking effect as expected on Nov. 22.HHS said the regulation, which it issued in May, would protect health care workers who object to procedu

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