What is Title X?
Title X of the Public Health Service Act was established in 1970 and is the nation’s only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning services, According to Essential Access Health, Title X provides access to more than 4,000,000 individuals nationwide, who may otherwise lack access to essential health care. The Title X program is administered by the national Office of Population Affairs (OPA).
Title X Proposed Regulation Posted in Federal Register
The Trump Administration has proposed changes to the current Title X regulation. The proposed regulation, if finalized as drafted, would make a variety of significant changes to the Title X program. Significant proposed changes include:
- Prohibiting Title X-funded family planning programs from referring their patients for abortions (except in the case of rape or incest)
- Requiring strict physical, financial, and other separations (e.g., phone numbers, websites) between Title X activities and any abortion-related operations operated by a Title X grantee or subrecipient.
Title X Domestic Gag Rule
The Rule was officially published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2018 commencing a 60-day public comment period. CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, in coordination with Essential Access Health and PPAC, as well as our federal partners at NACHC, submitted comments opposing changes to Title X and are currently waiting for public comment review to finish.
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