Title X Final Rule & Current Legal Challenges

July 19, 2019

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule dramatically revising the Title X family planning program regulations. Several Federal courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals are currently hearing arguments regarding whether the amended regulations are lawful. Because of a pending hearing before the Ninth Circuit, as of July 3, 2019, the amended regulations are not in effect unless and until the Ninth Circuit issues a ruling in HHS’s favor. This evolving litigation has resulted in considerable confusion regarding the impact of the final rule and the potential outcome of the lawsuits.

This webinar will summarize the key changes to the Title X family planning program, including the amended regulations:

  • Prohibit Title X projects from referring for abortion as a method of family planning
  • Require clear financial and physical separation between Title X projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning
  • Eliminate the requirement to provide options counseling to pregnant women, and require that all pregnant women be referred to prenatal care
  • Require that Title X grantees include, as part of their applications, a list of subrecipients and agencies or individuals providing referral by name, location, expertise and services provided or to be provided

This webinar will also briefly describe the legal challenges to the final rule, and will highlight anticipated next steps.

Join FTLF attorneys for an overview of the potential major changes to the Title X program, as well as a summary of the ongoing litigation challenging the final rule.

If you missed it: FTLF hosted a webinar on March 19, 2019, providing an overview of the Final Rule and changes to the Title X Program under the amended regulations. Learn More or Purchase the Recording Here.

To register for the on-demand version of this webinar as a standalone, click here.

Target Audience

Management and/or clinical staff from Title X grantees and subrecipients

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the process to update the Title X regulations
  • Describe key changes to the Title X regulations
  • Discuss the current legal challenges to the Title X regulations
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
07/19/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/19/2019 - 2:00pm EDT


Carrie Bill Riley is a Partner in the health law practice group. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. Prior to going to law school, Carrie worked at a Title X regional training center for several years.  [Full Bio]


Christopher (“CJ”) Frisina is an Associate with the Firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups.  In this role, CJ routinely advises clients on the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the “Uniform Guidance”) and assists clients facing cost disallowances, deficiency findings, and grant terminations, resolving many through negotiations with agency officials prior to the need for any administrative appeal or federal litigation. [Full Bio]

There are no continuing professional education (CPE) credits associated with this course.

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  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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