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Biden HHS Withdraws Trump’s Retrospective Review of Agency Rules

May 26, 2022, 12:56 PM

The Health and Human Services Department Thursday withdrew a last-minute Trump administration rule that would have caused health regulations to expire if they weren’t reviewed every 10 years.

The Biden administration previously delayed the rule’s implementation (RIN 0991-AC24) twice, on March 18, 2021 and March 3, 2022, until Sept. 22. The Trump rule was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2021, one day before President Joe Biden took office.

Under the rule, the HHS would have five years to assess existing regulations that are more than 10 years old, and the department could have extended ...