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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Question: What is the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)?

Answer: The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA), signed into law on October 21, 1998, includes important protections for individuals who elect breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. WHCRA amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) and is administered by the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services.

 

 
 

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