Request for Planning Ideas for Development of an AHRQ Innovations Research Portfolio, 49677 [Z8-18671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 164 / Friday, August 22, 2008 / Notices Science Board, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave, SW., Room 638G, Washington, DC 20201; 202–205–3815; fax: 202–205– 0613; e-mail address: leigh.sawyer@hhs.gov. Pursuant to section 319M of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d–7f) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), the Department of Health and Human Services established the National Biodefense Science Board. The Board shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. 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Vanderwagen, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E8–19505 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Request for Planning Ideas for Development of an AHRQ InnovationsResearch Portfolio Correction In notice document E8–18671 appearing on page 47952 in the issue of Friday, August 15, 2008, make the following correction: On page 47952, in the first column, under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:, in the second line, ‘‘francis.chesley@ahrg.hhs.gov’’ should read ‘‘francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov’’. [FR Doc. Z8–18671 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49677 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–381, CMS–1893 and 1856, CMS–10249, CMS–10264, CMS– 10266, and CMS–855S] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency’s function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Identification of Extension Units of Outpatient Physical Therapy (OPT)/ Outpatient Speech Pathology (OSP) Providers; Use: Medicare requires OPT/OSP providers to be surveyed to determine compliance with Federal regulations. All locations where OPT/OSP providers furnish services must meet these requirements. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 164 (Friday, August 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: Z8-18671]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Request for Planning Ideas for Development of an AHRQ 
InnovationsResearch Portfolio

Correction

    In notice document E8-18671 appearing on page 47952 in the issue of 
Friday, August 15, 2008, make the following correction:
    On page 47952, in the first column, under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT:, in the second line, ``francis.chesley@ahrg.hhs.gov'' should 
read ``francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov''.

[FR Doc. Z8-18671 Filed 8-21-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 1505-01-D