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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July 14: The Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV Injected Adults and Adolescents, published by the US DHHS, is updated.
3, 2001, by the US DHHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), focuses primarily on pharmaceuticals.
A qualified firm must be affiliated with the US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) or certified by the US DHHS under the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) to be considered.
Significantly, the US DHHS Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) intends to publish new regulations that would require over 6,000 hospitals to swiftly implement an error reporting system.