The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, has finalized a regulation that implements nondiscrimination provisions enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Those provisions state that an individual shall not be discriminated against under any health program or activity that receives federal financial assistance (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Most notably, the final rule prohibits discrimination against transgendered persons as a form of sex discrimination. The regulation became effective July 18, 2016.
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CMS issued final rule.
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