On September 15, 2023, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announced a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would add new provisions that clarify existing requirements under section 504 prohibiting recipients of financial assistance from the Department (recipients) from discriminating on the basis of disability in their programs and activities, including in health care, child welfare, and other human services. It also adds a section on child welfare to expand on and clarify the obligation to provide nondiscriminatory child welfare services.