The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for industry input on how it can improve its regulatory processes.

Following an executive order President Obama recently issued to require federal agencies to review existing regulations, HHS has issued a request for information as it develops a preliminary plan. "The purpose of the plan is to establish a process by which HHS can determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed so as to make HHS' regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives," according to a notice published April 13 in the Federal Register.

HHS specifically asks for comment in such areas as scheduling for ongoing review of regulations, the process for setting priorities, increasing public participation, analysis of costs and benefits, and coordination with other departments. The RFI is available here.

--Joseph Goedert


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