Sunday, August 2, 2009

Final rules in July 31 DC Register

  • Final rulemaking on background checks for health care professionals:   The Department of Health issued final rules in the July 31, 2009 DC Register regarding background checks for those in health occupations.   The final rules set out procedures by which health care professionals obtain criminal background checks.   The rules are effective upon publication.   See page 6025.
  • Final rules on protections for breastfeeding mothers:   The DC Office of Human Rights issued final rules in the July 31, 2009 DC Register regarding the rights of breastfeeding mothers under the protected category of sex or gender.   The Commission adopted this provision pursuant to a law on breastfeeding and protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, educational institutions, and DC government agencies; to provide guidance to employers, housing providers and others; to educate the public; to ensure breastfeeding mothers are treated with dignity; and to guide internal complaint processes.   The rules are effective upon publication.   See page 6029.
  • OSSE’s final rules on grades, promotion and graduation:   The final rules were issued in the July 31, 2009 DC Register.   They were approved by the State Board of Education on July 15, 2009 in "substantially" the same form as proposed.   The rule does not affect any other graduation requirements currently in place and applicable to students in the District of Columbia Public Schools and public charter schools.   The rules are effective upon publication.   See page 6049.