Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Document for Comment, 16798-16799 [E7-6366]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 16798 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices and pre-registration is encouraged (see below). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. Section 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000), ACOT was established to assist the Secretary in enhancing organ donation, ensuring that the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science, and assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as possible, and, thereby, increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system. ACOT is composed of up to 25 members, including the Chair. 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At this meeting the Advisory Committee will begin work on its seventh report which will be submitted to Congress and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Agenda: The meeting on Thursday, May 17 will begin with opening comments from the Chair of the Advisory Committee and introductory remarks from senior management of the Health Resources and Services Administration. A plenary session will follow in which the Advisory Committee will select a topic for its seventh report and develop a plan for completion of the report. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Document for Comment Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: This is a Notice of Availability and request for comments on a draft Agency Guidance (‘‘Policy Information Notice’’ (PIN)) to clarify the scope of Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) coverage for FTCA-deemed Health Center Program grantees during an emergency. The PIN, ‘‘Federal Tort Claims Act Coverage for Health Center Program Grantees Responding to Emergencies’’ (‘‘FTCA PIN’’) is available on the Internet at http://bphc.hrsa.gov. AGENCY: Comments must be received by May 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to the following e-mail address: DPDgeneral@hrsa.gov. SUMMARY: HRSA believes that community input is valuable to the development of policies and policy documents related to the implementation of primary health care programs, including the Health Center Program. Therefore, we are requesting comments on the PIN referenced above. After review and consideration of all comments received, the PIN may be amended to incorporate certain DATES: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices Dated: March 29, 2007. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–6366 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] Background jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES recommendations from the public. Once the PIN is finalized, it will be made available on HRSA’s Web site, along with the Agency’s ‘‘Response to Public Comments.’’ That document will summarize the major comments received and describe the Agency’s response, including any corresponding changes made to the PIN. Where comments do not result in a revision to the PIN, explanations will be provided. National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings HRSA administers the Health Center Program, which supports more than 3,800 health care delivery sites, including community health centers, migrant health centers, health care for the homeless centers, and public housing primary care centers. Health centers serve clients that are primarily low-income and minorities, and deliver preventive and primary care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Charges for health care services are set according to income. FTCA medical malpractice coverage for Health Center Program grantees was initially legislated through the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA) of 1992. The FSHCAA of 1995 clarified the 1992 Act and eliminated its sunset provision, making the program permanent. FSCHAA authorizes Health Center Program grantees (and their officers, directors, employees, and certain contractors) to be deemed as Federal employees for the purpose of medical malpractice protection. As Federal employees, these organizations and individuals are immune from medical malpractice suits for actions within the scope of their project and employment. In the event that a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed against a deemed entity or covered physician acting within the scope of his/her employment in grant-related activities, the United States is substituted for the deemed entity and the covered employee. HRSA recognizes that, during an emergency, FTCA-deemed health centers are likely to participate in medical response efforts. HRSA has received numerous requests for clarification regarding the scope of FTCA coverage during emergencies. The purpose of the FTCA PIN is to respond to these requests for clarification and to address frequently asked FTCA questions. For questions regarding this notice, please contact Shannon Dunne Faltens at 301– 594–4060. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the Public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Molecular Oncology P01 Special Emphasis Panel. Date: June 4–5, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Contact Person: Michael B. Small, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6116 Executive Blvd., Room 8127, Bethesda, MD 20892–8328, 301–402–0996, smallm@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Cellular and Tissue Biology (SEP). Date: June 4–5, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Marriott Bethesda North Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852. Contact Person: Shakeel Ahmad, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Research Projects Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd., Room 8137, MSC 8328, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594– 0114, ahmads@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Prevention, Control and Population Science. Date: June 7, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16799 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Contact Person: Wlodek Lopaczynski, MD, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Research Programs Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd. Room 8131, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–593–1402, lopacw@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.392, Cancer Construction; 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention Research; 93.394, Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research; 93.395, Cancer Treatment Research; 93.396, Cancer Biology Research; 93.397, Cancer Centers Support; 93.398, Cancer Research Manpower; 93.399, Cancer Control, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 27, 2007. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 07–1694 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the Public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Initial Review Group; Subcommittee A—Cancer Centers. Date: April 24, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Gail J. Bryant, MD., Scientific Review Administrator, Resources and Training Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd., Room 8107, MSC 8328, Bethesda, MD 20892–8328, (301) 402–0801, gb30t@nih.gov. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 65 (Thursday, April 5, 2007)]
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[Pages 16798-16799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Document for Comment

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS.

ACTION: This is a Notice of Availability and request for comments on a 
draft Agency Guidance (``Policy Information Notice'' (PIN)) to clarify 
the scope of Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) coverage for FTCA-deemed 
Health Center Program grantees during an emergency. The PIN, ``Federal 
Tort Claims Act Coverage for Health Center Program Grantees Responding 
to Emergencies'' (``FTCA PIN'') is available on the Internet at http://
bphc.hrsa.gov.

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DATES: Comments must be received by May 31, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Please send your comments to the following e-mail address: 
DPDgeneral@hrsa.gov.
SUMMARY: HRSA believes that community input is valuable to the 
development of policies and policy documents related to the 
implementation of primary health care programs, including the Health 
Center Program. Therefore, we are requesting comments on the PIN 
referenced above. After review and consideration of all comments 
received, the PIN may be amended to incorporate certain

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recommendations from the public. Once the PIN is finalized, it will be 
made available on HRSA's Web site, along with the Agency's ``Response 
to Public Comments.'' That document will summarize the major comments 
received and describe the Agency's response, including any 
corresponding changes made to the PIN. Where comments do not result in 
a revision to the PIN, explanations will be provided.

Background

    HRSA administers the Health Center Program, which supports more 
than 3,800 health care delivery sites, including community health 
centers, migrant health centers, health care for the homeless centers, 
and public housing primary care centers. Health centers serve clients 
that are primarily low-income and minorities, and deliver preventive 
and primary care services to patients regardless of their ability to 
pay. Charges for health care services are set according to income.
    FTCA medical malpractice coverage for Health Center Program 
grantees was initially legislated through the Federally Supported 
Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA) of 1992. The FSHCAA of 1995 
clarified the 1992 Act and eliminated its sunset provision, making the 
program permanent. FSCHAA authorizes Health Center Program grantees 
(and their officers, directors, employees, and certain contractors) to 
be deemed as Federal employees for the purpose of medical malpractice 
protection. As Federal employees, these organizations and individuals 
are immune from medical malpractice suits for actions within the scope 
of their project and employment. In the event that a medical 
malpractice lawsuit is filed against a deemed entity or covered 
physician acting within the scope of his/her employment in grant-
related activities, the United States is substituted for the deemed 
entity and the covered employee.
    HRSA recognizes that, during an emergency, FTCA-deemed health 
centers are likely to participate in medical response efforts. HRSA has 
received numerous requests for clarification regarding the scope of 
FTCA coverage during emergencies. The purpose of the FTCA PIN is to 
respond to these requests for clarification and to address frequently 
asked FTCA questions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding this notice, 
please contact Shannon Dunne Faltens at 301-594-4060.

    Dated: March 29, 2007.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. E7-6366 Filed 4-4-07; 8:45 am]
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