TITLE

TRICARE contracts can bring affirmative action requirements

PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A recent ruling by a Labor Department Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) means that providers with TRICARE contracts may be considered federal contractors. This obligates the provider to meet many requirements, including having an affirmative action program. Health care providers were considered exempt from the federal obligations in the past. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has significantly increased its enforcement efforts. The decision could affect about 500,000 health care providers.
ACCESSION #
58552266

 

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