U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also called HHS. A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for protecting the public health. It conducts drug inspections, assists in the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, runs the health service for Native Americans, and performs many similar operations. Until 1995, it also administered the Social Security Administration. It was created in 1953 and took its current form in 1980.
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Whether this was because of DHHS or ONC remains unclear.
The cost of covering contraceptives through health insurance, ASPE Issue Brief, Washington, DC: DHHS, 2012, (http://aspe.
A temporary order was issued 3 May by Judge Royce Lamberth to postpone action on the suit until DHHS has completed its review of the NIH guidelines.
More than 75,000 opponents and proponents of the revisions wrote to the DHHS during this time, a bare majority of them favoring the new regulations.
The NC DHHS cannot meet these challenges without changing the approach to managing the agency's programs and services.
We are proud that North Carolina's rigorous competitive process resulted in the selection of CSC as the new Department of Health and Human Services partner for the critical programs DHHS administers," said James W.
The state has already received $95 million from the DHHS.
DHHS has the power to require revision of such statutes, but it has done so in only one state (Ohio).
IRMS|WM provides the DHHS with a warehouse management resource for receiving, warehousing and distributing statewide emergency medical countermeasures from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) including anti-virals and vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
PharmAthene's submission was in response to a Request for Proposals for an Anthrax Recombinant Protective Antigen (rPA) Vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile (Solicitation Number: RFP BARDA 08-15) issued by DHHS on February 28, 2008, outlining a requirement to develop and procure 25 million doses of an anthrax rPA vaccine.
In July 2004 DHHS secretary Tommy Thompson announced a 10-year plan to improve the delivery of health care across the nation using electronic health records.
The association claims that the regulations went into effect too quickly, are not funded adequately, and are poorly supported by the DHHS.