CHA News Article

Hospitals Asked to Support House Bill Limiting OFCCP Jurisdiction

Last week, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced H.R. 3633, the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act, which would prevent the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) from extending jurisdiction over hospitals based solely on the fact that the hospital delivers health care services to individuals who are covered by TRICARE, FEHBP or another federal managed care program. In conjunction with the bill’s introduction, the House Subcommittee on Worker Protections held a hearing on the issue. F. Curt Kirschner, on behalf of the American Hospital Association, delivered compelling testimony outlining the history of OFCCP’s “jurisdictional grab” and its adverse impact on hospitals. Subsequent to the hearing, ranking member Joe Courtney (D-CT) signed onto the bill.

Now that the bill has bipartisan support, more members cosponsoring it will increase its chances of passing. CHA encourages members to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to cosponsor the bill. For congressional members’ contact information, visit www.house.gov/writerep.

Attached is a copy of H.R. 3633, along with a fact sheet developed by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 

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