Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance, 53781 [E7-18560]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 182 / Thursday, September 20, 2007 / Notices revision to the PIN, explanations are provided. For questions regarding this notice, please contact the Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, at 301–594–4300. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 14, 2007. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–18562 Filed 9–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final Agency Guidance and Response to Public Comments. AGENCY: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is August 22, 2007. SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing a final Agency Guidance (‘‘Policy Information Notice’’ (PIN) 2007–15) to provide guidance on emergency management expectations for health centers to assist them in planning and preparing for future emergencies through the development and maintenance of an effective and appropriate emergency management strategy. The PIN, ‘‘Health Center Emergency Management Program Expectations,’’ and the Agency’s ‘‘Response to Public Comments’’ are available on the Internet at http:// bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0715. 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. DATES: Health centers serve clients that are primarily low-income and minorities, and deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Charges for health care services are set according to income. On February 27, 2007, HRSA made the draft PIN available for public comment on HRSA’s Web site. The purpose of the PIN was to provide guidance on emergency management expectations for health centers to assist them in planning and preparing for future emergencies. Comments were due to HRSA by April 13, 2007. Comments were received from 31 organizations and/or individuals. After review and careful consideration of all comments received, HRSA amended the PIN to incorporate certain recommendations from the public. The final PIN reflects these changes. In addition to making the final PIN available on HRSA’s Web site, HRSA is also posting the Agency’s ‘‘Response to Public Comments.’’ The purpose of the document is to summarize the major comments received and describe the Agency’s response, including any corresponding changes made to the PIN. Where comments did not result in a revision to the PIN, explanations are provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the Office of Policy and Program Development at (301) 594–4300 for any questions regarding this PIN. Dated: September 14, 2007. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. 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Project: Independent Evaluation of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Division of State and Community Assistance administers the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPT BG) in collaboration with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Division of State Programs. The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant is funded by Congress to provide monies to States, Territories, and one Native American Tribe for the purpose of planning, carrying out, and evaluating activities to prevent and treat substance abuse and other allowable activities. The SAPT BG constitutes approximately 40 percent of all States budgets for substance abuse prevention and treatment services and activities, and is the primary Federal source of funding. States have flexibility in determining how funds should be allocated, but there are specific set-aside and maintenance of effort requirements that must be met in order to receive funding. These requirements, introduced by both the ADAMHA Reorganization Act of 1992 and the Children’s Health Act of 2000, are listed below: TABLE 1.—SAPT BG SET-ASIDE PROVISIONS a jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Category Set-aside provision Prevention and treatment activities regarding alcohol. Prevention and treatment activities regarding other drugs. Primary prevention programs ............................. Pregnant women and women with dependent children. Tuberculosis services ......................................... HIV services b ..................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Sep 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Not less than 35 percent of SAPT BG funding*. Not less than 35 percent of SAPT BG funding*. Not less than 20 percent of SAPT BG funding. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 182 (Thursday, September 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 53781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18560]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final Agency Guidance and Response to Public Comments.

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DATES: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is August 22, 
2007.
SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
publishing a final Agency Guidance (``Policy Information Notice'' (PIN) 
2007-15) to provide guidance on emergency management expectations for 
health centers to assist them in planning and preparing for future 
emergencies through the development and maintenance of an effective and 
appropriate emergency management strategy. The PIN, ``Health Center 
Emergency Management Program Expectations,'' and the Agency's 
``Response to Public Comments'' are available on the Internet at http:/
/bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0715.
    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 comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health 
care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Charges 
for health care services are set according to income.
    On February 27, 2007, HRSA made the draft PIN available for public 
comment on HRSA's Web site. The purpose of the PIN was to provide 
guidance on emergency management expectations for health centers to 
assist them in planning and preparing for future emergencies. Comments 
were due to HRSA by April 13, 2007.
    Comments were received from 31 organizations and/or individuals. 
After review and careful consideration of all comments received, HRSA 
amended the PIN to incorporate certain recommendations from the public. 
The final PIN reflects these changes.
    In addition to making the final PIN available on HRSA's Web site, 
HRSA is also posting the Agency's ``Response to Public Comments.'' The 
purpose of the document is to summarize the major comments received and 
describe the Agency's response, including any corresponding changes 
made to the PIN. Where comments did not result in a revision to the 
PIN, explanations are provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact the Office of Policy 
and Program Development at (301) 594-4300 for any questions regarding 
this PIN.

    Dated: September 14, 2007.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. E7-18560 Filed 9-19-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P