Office of the Inspector General 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2016-18680
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Inspector General
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a new regulation to adjust for inflation the maximum civil monetary penalty amounts for the various civil monetary penalty authorities for all agencies within HHS. We are taking this action to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act), as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. In addition, this interim final rule includes updates to certain agency-specific regulations to identify their updated information, and note the location of HHS-wide regulations.