U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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U.S. De·part·ment of Health and Hu·man Ser·vic·es

(HHS) (dĕ-pahrt'mĕnt helth hyū'măn sĕrv'i-sĕz)
The "parent" of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that administers many of the social programs dealing with the health and welfare of U.S. citizens.
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According to recent press reports, federal officials within the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), under the Trump Administrations HHS Department, have repeatedly tried to intervene to prevent young women in their custody from making their own reproductive health care decisions.
The HHS department has unveiled new guidance aimed at protecting hospital patients' right to choose their own visitors, including same-sex domestic partners.
The measure also requires the HHS Department to establish an early warning and surveillance system to identify adulteration of the pet food supply.