Tag Archives: Regulatory review

June Congressional Hearings on Health Policy Issues

Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Health Care Subcommittee held a hearing on “Pathway to FDA Medical Device Approval: Is There a Better Way?”; the House Small Business Healthcare Subcommittee reviewed “Health IT Barriers for Small Medical Practices“; and the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on HHS regulatory reform. The Energy … Continue Reading

Federal Agencies Outline Regulatory Review Plans

On May 26, 2011, the White House posted the preliminary regulatory reform plans submitted by individual federal departments and agencies under President Obama’s Executive Order 13563. The agency plans include both discussions of general approaches to regulatory review and listings of specific regulations that may be revised.  HHS lists numerous current regulations it identifies as candidates … Continue Reading

FDA Solicits Comments on Effectiveness of Regulations

This post was written by Paul Sheives. Under Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ FDA is reviewing the effectiveness of the Agency’s regulations in light of public health needs and advances in innovation. To this end, FDA requests public comment and supporting data on which of its existing rules are outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or … Continue Reading

HHS Invites Suggestions for Regulatory Reviews

In accordance with President Obama’s January 18, 2011 Executive Order on “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is inviting public comment as it develops its plan to review existing regulations. The goal of the review is to determine whether any HHS regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or … Continue Reading

Congressional Hearings

The new 112th Congress has already held a number of hearings on health policy issues and other policy areas that also can impact the health industry. For instance, with regard to health reform, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the “Health Care Law’s Impact on Jobs, Employers, and the Economy.” In addition, the … Continue Reading

President Obama Issues Regulatory Reform Strategy

On January 18, 2011, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to improve their processes for promulgating and reviewing regulations. The President calls on agencies to design flexible, cost-effective, and evidence-based regulations through a transparent, public process. Existing regulations also must be reviewed periodically, with agencies directed to modify, expand, or repeal rules that are … Continue Reading