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N.Y. State Health Official Named to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office

Sept. 27, 2021, 5:40 PM

Lisa Pino has been chosen to run the Health and Human Services Department’s Office for Civil Rights as it plans a renewed focus on discrimination claims, the agency announced Monday.

Pino, who worked in the Obama administration and at the New York State Department of Health, will be responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws as they apply to health care, religious conscience laws, and patient privacy laws.

“Her breadth of experience and management expertise, particularly her hand in advancing civil rights regulations and policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during the Obama-Biden Administration, will help ensure that ...

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