Congress can pass a law to create an agency or direct an existing agency to accomplish certain goals, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
Agencies in turn must follow an open, public process when they issue regulations, according to the Administrative Procedure Act.
All proposed rules must be published in the Federal Register to notify the public and to give them an opportunity to submit comments.
The proposed rule and the public comments form the basis of the final rule.
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