HHS Secretary Confirmed

The new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has been confirmed. On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, by a vote of 65-31, the Senate confirmed Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius as the new Secretary of HHS. Just hours later, in an Oval Office ceremony, Sebelius was sworn in.

As stated by the HHS website, HHS is “the United States government’s principal agency for protected the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.” Sebelius’ first responsibility as Secretary will be to attend to the public health emergency involving swine flu.

For more information, please call Abby Pendleton, Esq., Robert Iwrey, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. or Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.