For more information on researching federal administrative law, see Chapter 6 and Chapter 10 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research. For this topic, federal regulations are primarily located:
Code of Federal Regulations
The federal compilation of administrative regulations currently in force, and is published annually, so must be updated to reflect regulations that are newly promulgated, revised, or repealed.
Internal Revenue Service: Generally, 26 CFR 1.36B, Premium Assistance Tax Credits
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- Generally, 42 CFR Chapter IV Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Medical Assistance Eligibility, 42 CFR §§435.2 to 435.1102;
- Medical Assistance Covered services, 42 CFR §§440.1 to 440.270.
- Generally, 45 CFR Subtitle A, Subchapter B: Requirements Relating to Health Care Access;
The chronological compilation of new and amended regulations, both proposed and final.
A current unofficial electronic version of the C.F.R., eCFR is essentially an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments, so many researchers use the eCFR as an updating tool; the current update status is printed at the top of e-CFR pages. Using the eCFR makes it unnecessary to use the List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA) to update regulations. However, Boolean searching is not yet possible in this version – you must browse by C.F.R. title and part.
Federal Agency Websites
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- National Institutes of Health
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and US Department of Health and Human Services websites:
- HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act website
- HHS.gov/Open - Access to HHS data sets, initiatives, records & reports, executive orders, and HHS blogs.
- Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), implementing private health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
- U.S. Department of Treasury
- U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration
- Health Resources and Service Administration
- White House
Regulations are rules issued by administrative agencies that have the force law. Maryland regulations are found in the Code of Maryland Regulations, COMAR.
- Medical Assistance Eligibility: COMAR 10.09.24.00 to 10.09.24.9999
- Medical Assistance Coverage, generally: COMAR 10.09.01.00 to 10.09.74.9999
- Fair Hearing Appeals Under the Maryland State Medical Assistance Program: COMAR 10.01.04.00 to 10.01.04.9999
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange: COMAR 14.35.01 to 14.35.07
- Policy and Regulations Governing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Maryland Agency Websites
- Maryland Division of State Documents, hosts the online versions of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and the Maryland Register
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, working with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Department of Human Resources (DHR) and the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) to launch the Maryland Health Connection
- Maryland Health Connection, the marketplace for health insurance
- Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, a legislative and executive agency body that initiated the State’s health care reform efforts
- Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Maryland Insurance Administration
- Maryland Attorney General
- Maryland Department of Human Resources
- Baltimore City Government Departments