Expansion of Enrollment in the VA Health Care System; Correction, 48011-48012 [E9-22591]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 181 / Monday, September 21, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009); Notice of November 10, 2008, 73 FR 67097 (November 12, 2008). PART 746—AMENDED 10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 746 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Sec 1503, Public Law 108–11, 117 Stat. 559; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12854, 58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 614; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 13222, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Presidential Determination 2003–23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 16, 2003; Presidential Determination 2007–7 of December 7, 2006, 72 FR 1899 (January 16, 2007); Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). 22. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 768 is revised to read as follows: 15. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 754 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 756—AMENDED 16. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 758—AMENDED 11. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 747 is revised to read as follows: ■ ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; Sec 1503, Public Law 108–11, 117 Stat. 559; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 13222, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Presidential Determination 2003–23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 16, 2003; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 748—AMENDED 12. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 748 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 768—AMENDED ■ PART 754—AMENDED PART 747—AMENDED 17. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 758 is revised to read as follows: Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 760—AMENDED 18. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 762—AMENDED Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 770—AMENDED 23. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 772—AMENDED 24. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 774—AMENDED 25. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 774 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). Dated: September 15, 2009. Matthew S. Borman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. E9–22677 Filed 9–18–09; 8:45 am] 19. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 762 is revised to read as follows: BILLING CODE 3510–33–P Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; Sec 1503, Public Law 108–11, 117 Stat. 559; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Presidential Determination 2003–23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 16, 2003; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 764—AMENDED 38 CFR Part 17 20. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 764 is revised to read as follows: RIN 2900–AN23 PART 752—AMENDED PART 766—AMENDED ■ 14. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 752 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 219; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). PART 750—AMENDED 13. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 750 is revised to read as follows: ■ CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES 48011 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:16 Sep 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 ■ ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). 21. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 766 is revised to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Expansion of Enrollment in the VA Health Care System; Correction Department of Veterans Affairs. Correcting amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 15, 2009 (74 FR 22832), amending its medical regulations regarding enrollment in the VA health care system. In particular, it established additional sub-priorities within enrollment priority category 8 E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1 48012 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 181 / Monday, September 21, 2009 / Rules and Regulations CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES and provided that beginning on the effective date of the rule, VA will begin enrolling priority category 8 veterans whose income exceeds the current means test and geographic means test income thresholds by 10 percent or less. A provision in the regulatory text contained a reference to the effective date of the regulation instead of providing the actual effective date. This document clarifies the beginning date VA will enroll the priority categories of veterans set forth in the regulation which is June 15, 2009. DATES: Effective Date: September 21, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roscoe Butler, Acting Director, Business Policy, Chief Business Office (163), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 461–1586. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2009, VA published a final rule in the Federal Register (74 FR 22832) amending its medial regulations regarding enrollment in the VA health care system set forth at 38 CFR 17.36. The final rule amended regulations implementing Public Law 104–262, the Veterans’ Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, which required VA to establish a national enrollment system VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:16 Sep 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 to manage the delivery of inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care, within available appropriated resources. It directed that the enrollment system be managed in such a way as ‘‘to ensure that the provision of care to enrollees is timely and acceptable in quality,’’ and authorized such sub-prioritization of the statutory enrollment categories ‘‘as the Secretary determined necessary.’’ The law also provided that starting on October 1, 1998, most veterans had to enroll in the VA health care system as a condition for receiving VA hospital and outpatient care. The May 15, 2009, final rule established additional subpriorities within enrollment priority category 8 and provided that beginning on the effective date of the rule, VA will enroll priority category 8 veterans whose income exceeds the current means test and geographic means test income thresholds by 10 percent or less. In that document, in § 17.36(2)(c), we inadvertently failed to remove a bracketed reference to the effective date of the regulation and to add the actual effective date of June 15, 2009, in its place. This document corrects that oversight. List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17 Administrative practice and procedure, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Claims, Day care, Dental health, Drug abuse, Foreign relations, Government contracts, Grant programs—health, Grant programs—veterans, Health care, Health facilities, Health professions, Health records, Homeless, Medical and dental schools, Medical devices, Medical research, Mental health programs, Nursing homes, Philippines, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Scholarships and fellowships, Travel and transportation expenses, Veterans. Approved: September 15, 2009. William F. Russo, Director of Regulations Management. For the reason set out in the preamble, VA is correcting 38 CFR part 17 as follows: ■ PART 17—MEDICAL 1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501, 1721, and as stated in specific sections. § 17.36 [Amended] 2. In § 17.36, paragraph (c)(2) is amended by removing ‘‘[effective date of regulation]’’ and adding, in its place, ‘‘June 15, 2009’’. ■ [FR Doc. E9–22591 Filed 9–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 181 (Monday, September 21, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48011-48012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 17

RIN 2900-AN23


Expansion of Enrollment in the VA Health Care System; Correction

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule 
in the Federal Register on May 15, 2009 (74 FR 22832), amending its 
medical regulations regarding enrollment in the VA health care system. 
In particular, it established additional sub-priorities within 
enrollment priority category 8

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and provided that beginning on the effective date of the rule, VA will 
begin enrolling priority category 8 veterans whose income exceeds the 
current means test and geographic means test income thresholds by 10 
percent or less. A provision in the regulatory text contained a 
reference to the effective date of the regulation instead of providing 
the actual effective date. This document clarifies the beginning date 
VA will enroll the priority categories of veterans set forth in the 
regulation which is June 15, 2009.

DATES: Effective Date: September 21, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roscoe Butler, Acting Director, 
Business Policy, Chief Business Office (163), Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 461-1586. (This is not a toll-free 
number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 15, 2009, VA published a final rule 
in the Federal Register (74 FR 22832) amending its medial regulations 
regarding enrollment in the VA health care system set forth at 38 CFR 
17.36. The final rule amended regulations implementing Public Law 104-
262, the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, which 
required VA to establish a national enrollment system to manage the 
delivery of inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care, within 
available appropriated resources. It directed that the enrollment 
system be managed in such a way as ``to ensure that the provision of 
care to enrollees is timely and acceptable in quality,'' and authorized 
such sub-prioritization of the statutory enrollment categories ``as the 
Secretary determined necessary.'' The law also provided that starting 
on October 1, 1998, most veterans had to enroll in the VA health care 
system as a condition for receiving VA hospital and outpatient care.
    The May 15, 2009, final rule established additional subpriorities 
within enrollment priority category 8 and provided that beginning on 
the effective date of the rule, VA will enroll priority category 8 
veterans whose income exceeds the current means test and geographic 
means test income thresholds by 10 percent or less. In that document, 
in Sec.  17.36(2)(c), we inadvertently failed to remove a bracketed 
reference to the effective date of the regulation and to add the actual 
effective date of June 15, 2009, in its place. This document corrects 
that oversight.

List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 17

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism, 
Claims, Day care, Dental health, Drug abuse, Foreign relations, 
Government contracts, Grant programs--health, Grant programs--veterans, 
Health care, Health facilities, Health professions, Health records, 
Homeless, Medical and dental schools, Medical devices, Medical 
research, Mental health programs, Nursing homes, Philippines, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Scholarships and fellowships, Travel 
and transportation expenses, Veterans.

    Approved: September 15, 2009.
William F. Russo,
Director of Regulations Management.

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For the reason set out in the preamble, VA is correcting 38 CFR part 17 
as follows:

PART 17--MEDICAL

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1. The authority citation for part 17 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501, 1721, and as stated in specific 
sections.


Sec.  17.36  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  17.36, paragraph (c)(2) is amended by removing ``[effective 
date of regulation]'' and adding, in its place, ``June 15, 2009''.

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