The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule as part of a new department-wide regulatory clean-up initiative, the first of its kind utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, which will provide a foundation for future innovation across federal agencies.
Under this initiative, HHS was able to run an automated process that identified specific locations in the CFR that warrant corrections, such as those with incorrect citations and outdated regulations that have gone unnoticed. The rule provides for the correction of nearly 100 citations, the removal of erroneous language, and correction of misspellings and typographical errors among HHS regulations within the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which currently stands at approximately 185,000 pages. This novel approach to regulatory reform will not only accelerate and augment subject matter expert (SME) review of federal regulations, but save federal employees valuable time and provide a pathway for future innovation. Click here to learn more.