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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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.
Deputy Secretary Azar served as the HHS department's general counsel from 2001 to 2005, with his original Senate confirmation to the Assistant Secretary post on July 22 of 2005.