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Section 1557

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On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to protect individuals from discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. The Section 1557 rules were revised significantly in 2020. Section 1557 is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights, the federal agency that enforces HIPAA