National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy, 66181 [E7-23090]

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E7–23026 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy The Health Resources and Services Administration is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Pursuant to section 100.2 of the VICP’s implementing regulations (42 CFR Part 100), the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $380.04 per month. In accordance with § 100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims. Such notice was delivered to the Court on October 17, 2007. Dated: November 19, 2007. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–23090 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66181 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau; Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver Application Requirements Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice of opportunity to provide written comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice solicits comments on the HRSA proposed uniform waiver standards for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees requesting a core medical services waiver for Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond. Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (PHS) Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program) requires that grantees expend 75 percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under the legislation, effective Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. HRSA has issued guidance for obtaining a waiver for FY 2007 and seeks to issue waiver requirements for grantees under Parts A, B, and C of Title XXVI of the PHS Act for FY 2008 and future years. DATES: Written comments must be received no later than 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to HRSA, HAB, Division of Science and Policy, Attention: LCDR Gettie A. Butts, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7–18, Rockville, Maryland 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LCDR Gettie A. Butts, at: GButts@hrsa.gov or by writing to the address above. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of 
the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is publishing an 
updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance 
policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Program (VICP).
    Pursuant to section 100.2 of the VICP's implementing regulations 
(42 CFR Part 100), the Secretary announces that the revised average 
cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $380.04 per month. 
In accordance with Sec.  100.2, the revised amount was effective upon 
its delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal 
Claims. Such notice was delivered to the Court on October 17, 2007.

    Dated: November 19, 2007.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E7-23090 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]
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