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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finalized its so-called “conscience” rule that allows health care providers to “exercise their religious beliefs or moral convictions” in deciding to whom they provide care. The rule is certain to create legal concerns for health care providers and their general counsel.

Reaction to the rule, which was finalized Thursday and will go into effect in 60 days, has been swift.

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Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: [email protected]

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