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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

The head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The secretary is responsible for protecting the public health. He/she has jurisdiction over drug inspections, implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, health service for Native Americans, and many similar operations. Until 1995, the secretary was also charged with the administration of the Social Security Administration. He/she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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In 1981, Schweiker was sworn in as the 14th Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Essentially, HIPAA requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt and mandate the use of standards for common electronic administrative transactions and to establish a privacy standard for personal health information.
Sullivan was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services in 1989 and left office on Jan.
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Thompson, the former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been elected to the company's board of directors.
Summary: Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants or cooperative agreements to develop statewide lifespan respite care programs, including Alzheimer-related.
Violators also are subject to exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, regardless of whether a criminal conviction has been obtained, upon a determination by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a violation has occurred.
The Center is led by Independent Chairman Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and former Governor of Wisconsin.
The Patient Self-Determination Act has significant provisions pertaining to obligations of certain health care providers, state agencies, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt will address the nation's top health-care concerns at a Stanford University School of Medicine forum on Monday, May 23 at 9:30 a.
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