On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) amended the Title X Family Planning regulations to restore access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for more Americans. Ensuring such access for all clients, especially for low-income clients, in the Title X program creates opportunities for realigning the nation's family planning program with nationally recognized standards of care and improving the health of communities that have been historically underserved. The 2021 regulations also reinforce the program’s central tenets of quality, equity, and dignity for all individuals who seek Title X services and modernizes the more than 50-year-old program to better reflect the current healthcare system.
For more information:
- HHS Issues Final Regulation Aimed at Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services
- Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services (42 CFR Part 59, October 2021)
- Summary: 2021 Title X Final Rule
- Revisions and Technical Corrections in 2021 Title X Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Compared to 2000 Regulations and 2021 NPRM Compared to 2021 Final Rule
- Revisions and Technical Corrections in the 2021 Title X Rule Compared to the 2000 Rule
- Standards of Compliance for Abortion-Related Services in Family Planning Services Projects (65 FR 41269, July 2000)
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