Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling, 65282 [E8-26174]

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers and Titles The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program numbers and titles for this proposed rule are 64.109, Veterans Compensation for ServiceConnected Disability, and 64.110, Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Service-Connected Death. List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 3 Administrative practice and procedure, Claims, Disability benefits, Health care, Veterans, Vietnam. Approved: September 30, 2008. Gordon H. Mansfield, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. For the reasons set out in the preamble, VA proposes to amend 38 CFR part 3 as follows: amyloidosis’’ immediately preceding ‘‘Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne.’’ [FR Doc. E8–26175 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 17 RIN 2900–AM81 Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling AGENCY: ACTION: Department of Veterans Affairs. Withdrawal of proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA’s proposal published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 20579 on April 16, 2008, to amend our medical regulations to designate weight management counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not subject to VA’s co-payment requirements. VA received no significant adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published on the same date. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on June 16, 2008. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Guagliardo, Director, Business Policy, Chief Business Office (16), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–1591 (this is not a tollfree number). Approved: October 27, 2008. Gordon H. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 17

RIN 2900-AM81


Elimination of Co-Payment for Weight Management Counseling

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's 
proposal published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 20579 on April 16, 
2008, to amend our medical regulations to designate weight management 
counseling (individual and group sessions) as a service that is not 
subject to VA's co-payment requirements. VA received no significant 
adverse comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion 
substantially identical direct final rule published on the same date. 
In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are 
confirming that the direct final rule became effective on June 16, 
2008. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed 
rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Guagliardo, Director, Business 
Policy, Chief Business Office (16), Veterans Health Administration, 810 
Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-1591 (this is not 
a toll-free number).

    Approved: October 27, 2008.
Gordon H. Mansfield,
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-26174 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8320-01-P