On March 10, 2009, HHS proposed to rescind a controversial Bush Administration rule issued December 19, 2009 that implements and enforces certain federal nondiscrimination statutes protecting the conscience rights of health care providers and other entities. The Obama Administration is reviewing this rule to ensure its consistency with current Administration policy and to reevaluate the necessity for regulations in this area. Comments on the notice will be accepted until April 9, 2009.