Guidance

Reforming Blood Donation in the Age of COVID-19

Reforming Blood Donation in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic prompts reforms of blood donation standards for gay men.

The Trump Administration’s New Title IX Rule

The Trump Administration’s New Title IX Rule

A new rule brings changes to enforcement of sexual harassment regulations in higher education.

Regulating Rationing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Regulating Rationing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Regulators and policymakers review old rules and propose new guidelines for rationing ventilators.

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System Breaks Down Under COVID-19

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System Breaks Down Under COVID-19

Unemployed Floridians could lose weeks’ worth of jobless benefits they would otherwise be due.

FDA Relaxes Rules on Ventilators for COVID-19

FDA Relaxes Rules on Ventilators for COVID-19

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak, a federal agency relaxes requirements on medical device manufacturers.

Incomprehensibility and the Law

Incomprehensibility and the Law

The law needs not only to correct information asymmetries but comprehension asymmetries too.

Will FDA Guidance Hasten Testing for COVID-19?

Will FDA Guidance Hasten Testing for COVID-19?

In the face of a massive viral outbreak, a federal regulator issues unprecedented guidance on validating COVID-19 testing.

Resolving Regulatory Confusion Over Medical Software

Resolving Regulatory Confusion Over Medical Software

FDA clarifies enforcement priorities for medical device clinical decision support software.

Interpretive Rules in Practice

Interpretive Rules in Practice

A new ACUS recommendation on interpretive rules largely aligns with a prior one on policy statements.

Making Guidance Available to the Public

Making Guidance Available to the Public

ACUS recommends agencies take steps to make their guidance more accessible.

Prioritizing Accessibility and Clarity in Agency Actions

Prioritizing Accessibility and Clarity in Agency Actions

Scholars analyze ACUS recommendations addressing public access to guidance, ALJ hiring procedures, and interpretive rules.

China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents

China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents

China’s State Council imposes new requirements to curb the abusive aspects of regulatory guidance documents.