Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive Departments and agencies of the federal government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Policies and Regulations
The HHS has issued regulations to implement laws that affect their work and have developed policies and guidance for industry, state, local governments, and other organizations. The website contains information on the topics of Health Information Privacy (HIPAA), health information technology standards, human research protections, additional laws and regulations, and policies and guidelines.
Regulations.gov is an online source for U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies. Regulations such as Proposed Rules and Rules, as well as Notices from the Federal Register can be found on the site. Documents related to regulations such as public comments and supporting and related materials can also be searched for on the site. Regulations.gov provides a way to find, read, and comment on regulatory issues.
The THOMAS site, a service of the Library of Congress, was launched January of 1995 and provides the text of federal bills and legislation, information on Congress, and other legislative resources to be freely available to the public.
United States Code
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information.