The Secretary, consistent with section 104 of the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. The Secretary may promulgate any interim final rules as the Secretary determines are appropriate to carry out this subchapter.
Section 104 of the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, referred to in text, probably means section 104 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–191, set out below.
Assuring Coordination Among Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor
Pub. L. 104–191, title I, § 104,Aug. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 1978, provided that: “The Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Labor shall ensure, through the execution of an interagency memorandum of understanding among such Secretaries, that—
“(1) regulations, rulings, and interpretations issued by such Secretaries relating to the same matter over which two or more such Secretaries have responsibility under this subtitle [subtitle A (§§ 101–104) of title I of Pub. L. 104–191, enacting this section, sections
300gg–91 of this title, and sections
1191c of Title
29, Labor, amending sections
300bb–8 of this title and sections
1144 of Title
29, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section
300gg of this title and section
1181 of Title
29] (and the amendments made by this subtitle and section
401 [enacting sections
9806 of Title
26, Internal Revenue Code]) are administered so as to have the same effect at all times; and
“(2) coordination of policies relating to enforcing the same requirements through such Secretaries in order to have a coordinated enforcement strategy that avoids duplication of enforcement efforts and assigns priorities in enforcement.”
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