Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > Interim Final Rule Re Patient’s Bill of Rights
24 Jun '10

The departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have released an Interim Final Rule that implements health care reform provisions that intend to provide consumer protections against certain insurance policies.  The regulation, nicknamed the ’Patient’s Bill of Rights’, implements reforms that restrict the use of annual limits and prohibit insurers from rescinding coverage, imposing lifetime limits and excluding children due to pre-existing conditions.  The regulation also protects the right for individuals to choose their primary care doctor and removes barriers to emergency services.  

Link to the Interim Final Rule:  http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-15278_PI.pdf