NAELA Warns on HHS 'SUNSET' Proposal
In November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a rule, “Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET)," which would end most regulations after 10 years, unless “HHS performs a plenary assessment of the regulation and a more detailed review of those regulations that have a significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small entities.” Within the first two years, HHS estimates that it would need to assess at least 12,400 regulations.
NAELA submitted its comments on December 3rd. “The bigger danger posed by the proposed rule is that important regulations may be arbitrarily rescinded because there are simply not enough HHS staff or resources to undertake such a sweeping review process,” states the letter.