SHRM  |  September 8, 2022

“Birth control will still be covered because it’s recommended by another agency, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which the court kept intact,” said Andrew Twinamatsiko, associate director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. “The court ruled that HRSA recommendations were constitutionally valid because, unlike the PSTF, HRSA is answerable to the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary. The same goes for vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Those immunizations stay, as well, for the same reason HRSA recommendations stay.”

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