Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, Procedures for Submitting a Letter of Intent To File Requests for Benefits, 26773-26774 [2010-11340]

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[FR Doc. 2010–11194 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, Procedures for Submitting a Letter of Intent To File Requests for Benefits AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces procedures for submitting a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). The CICP administers the compensation program authorized by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). The PREP Act provides compensation to individuals for serious physical injuries or deaths from pandemic, epidemic, or security countermeasures identified in declarations issued by the Secretary pursuant to section 319F–3(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 247d–6d, 247d–6e). A PREP Act declaration by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services specifies the countermeasures and the categories of health threats or conditions for which the countermeasures are recommended, the period liability protections are in effect, the population of individuals protected, and the geographic areas for which the protections are in effect. The CICP has not yet finalized the administrative policies and procedures E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26774 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices (i.e., regulations) that will govern the CICP. These administrative policies and procedures will include the necessary forms and instructions for filing a Request Package. Once these policies and procedures are developed, they will be published in the Federal Register as an Interim Final Rule, and the public will have an opportunity to provide comments. These materials will also be posted on the CICP Web site at http:// www.hrsa.gov/countermeasurescomp. Until the regulation is finalized and the forms and instructions for filing are available, the CICP will continue to accept a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits from people who wish to request for compensation under the CICP. For more information on how to submit a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits with the CICP, or to obtain general Program information, please visit the CICP Web site above. A Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits under the CICP must be mailed to the Health Resources and Services Administration, Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, Request for Benefits, Room 11C–26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. ADDRESSES: DATES: The procedures established by this notice shall take effect immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HRSA Call Center at 1–888–ASK–HRSA (1–888–275–4772) or visit the CICP’s Web site: http://www.hrsa.gov/ countermeasurescomp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction Submission of a Letter of Intent To File a Request for Benefits Until the forms and instructions for filing are available, requesters must submit a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits in order to meet the filing deadline. A Letter of Intent to File must include the following information: • The name, current address and phone number of the Requester. • The covered countermeasure received, the date it was received, the circumstances under which the covered countermeasure was received (e.g., clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, or as part of routine healthcare), and the name of the countermeasure recipient if the Requester is filing a death claim. Although it is not required, a Requester may engage the services of an attorney or other representative to file the Request for Benefits on his or her behalf. However, the payment of fees and/or costs by the CICP of an attorney or other representative is not permitted. Upon receipt of the Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits, the CICP will respond with an acknowledgment letter. The acknowledgement letter will include a CICP case number assigned to the Letter of Intent. Thereafter, the Requester must notify the CICP of any change of address, phone number, or representative of record. The postmarked date of the Letter of Intent to File will be viewed as the date of filing a Request for Benefits for purposes of the one (1) year filing deadline. The CICP will notify Requesters once the regulation has been approved and published, and the forms and instructions for filing are available. Dated: May 5, 2010. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. Statutory Procedures WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES For the full text of the Act, individuals may consult the CICP Web site at http://www.hrsa.gov/ countermeasurescomp/prep_act.htm. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Requesters must submit either a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits or a Request Package no later than one (1) year from the date the covered countermeasure was administered or used. The forms and instructions for the submission of a Request Package will become available upon publication in the Federal Register of the policies and procedures that will govern the CICP. The timely submission of a Letter of Intent to File will meet the statutory requirement that a requester must file a Request for Benefits within the one-year time period. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 [FR Doc. 2010–11340 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Notice of Re-Designation of the Service Delivery Area for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Indian Health Service. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This Notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) has decided to expand the geographic PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 boundaries of the Service Delivery Area (SDA) for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The Cowlitz SDA currently is comprised of Clark, Cowlitz, King, Lewis, Pierce, Skamania, and Thurston in the State of Washington. These counties were designated as the Tribe’s SDA in 67 FR 46329. Under this final decision, Columbia County, Oregon, and Kittitas and Wahkiakum Counties, Washington will be added to the existing Cowlitz SDA. DATES: This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Harper, Director, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, Indian Health Service, Suite 360, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Telephone 301/443–2694 (This is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A previous notice was published in the Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 243 on Monday, December 21, 2009 notifying the public of the Indian Health Services’ (IHS) intention to expand the Cowlitz Tribe’s Service Delivery Area to include Columbia County in the State of Oregon, and Kittitas and Wahkiakum Counties in the State of Washington and invited the public to submit comments. No comments were received. Therefore, the purpose of this FR is to notify the public of the IHS Director’s decision to grant the request of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to expand their SDA as present in their 08–3 Tribal resolution dated January 5, 2008, and 08–56 Tribal resolution, dated December 06, 2008. The Tribe’s request will expand their current SDA which incorporates Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, King, Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties in the State of Washington, to include Columbia County in the State of Oregon, and Kittitas and Wahkiakum Counties in the State of Washington. Accordingly, after considering the Tribes’ request in light of the criteria specified in the regulations, the IHS has decided to re-designate the SDA for the Tribe to consist of Columbia County in the State of Oregon and Kittitas and Wahkiakum Counties in the State of Washington. This notice does not contain reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to prior approval by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980. The following is a complete list of current CHSDA and SDA by Tribe/ Reservation and County/State. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Countermeasures 
Injury Compensation Program, Procedures for Submitting a Letter of 
Intent To File Requests for Benefits

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces 
procedures for submitting a Letter of Intent to File a Request for 
Benefits under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). 
The CICP administers the compensation program authorized by the Public 
Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). The PREP Act 
provides compensation to individuals for serious physical injuries or 
deaths from pandemic, epidemic, or security countermeasures identified 
in declarations issued by the Secretary pursuant to section 319F-3(b) 
of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 247d-6d, 247d-
6e). A PREP Act declaration by the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services specifies the countermeasures and the 
categories of health threats or conditions for which the 
countermeasures are recommended, the period liability protections are 
in effect, the population of individuals protected, and the geographic 
areas for which the protections are in effect.
    The CICP has not yet finalized the administrative policies and 
procedures

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(i.e., regulations) that will govern the CICP. These administrative 
policies and procedures will include the necessary forms and 
instructions for filing a Request Package. Once these policies and 
procedures are developed, they will be published in the Federal 
Register as an Interim Final Rule, and the public will have an 
opportunity to provide comments. These materials will also be posted on 
the CICP Web site at http://www.hrsa.gov/countermeasurescomp. Until the 
regulation is finalized and the forms and instructions for filing are 
available, the CICP will continue to accept a Letter of Intent to File 
a Request for Benefits from people who wish to request for compensation 
under the CICP. For more information on how to submit a Letter of 
Intent to File a Request for Benefits with the CICP, or to obtain 
general Program information, please visit the CICP Web site above.

ADDRESSES: A Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits under the 
CICP must be mailed to the Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, Request 
for Benefits, Room 11C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 
20857.

DATES: The procedures established by this notice shall take effect 
immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HRSA Call Center at 1-888-ASK-HRSA (1-
888-275-4772) or visit the CICP's Web site: http://www.hrsa.gov/countermeasurescomp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    For the full text of the Act, individuals may consult the CICP Web 
site at http://www.hrsa.gov/countermeasurescomp/prep_act.htm.

Statutory Procedures

    Requesters must submit either a Letter of Intent to File a Request 
for Benefits or a Request Package no later than one (1) year from the 
date the covered countermeasure was administered or used. The forms and 
instructions for the submission of a Request Package will become 
available upon publication in the Federal Register of the policies and 
procedures that will govern the CICP. The timely submission of a Letter 
of Intent to File will meet the statutory requirement that a requester 
must file a Request for Benefits within the one-year time period.

Submission of a Letter of Intent To File a Request for Benefits

    Until the forms and instructions for filing are available, 
requesters must submit a Letter of Intent to File a Request for 
Benefits in order to meet the filing deadline. A Letter of Intent to 
File must include the following information:
     The name, current address and phone number of the 
Requester.
     The covered countermeasure received, the date it was 
received, the circumstances under which the covered countermeasure was 
received (e.g., clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of 
Health, or as part of routine healthcare), and the name of the 
countermeasure recipient if the Requester is filing a death claim.
    Although it is not required, a Requester may engage the services of 
an attorney or other representative to file the Request for Benefits on 
his or her behalf. However, the payment of fees and/or costs by the 
CICP of an attorney or other representative is not permitted.
    Upon receipt of the Letter of Intent to File a Request for 
Benefits, the CICP will respond with an acknowledgment letter. The 
acknowledgement letter will include a CICP case number assigned to the 
Letter of Intent. Thereafter, the Requester must notify the CICP of any 
change of address, phone number, or representative of record.
    The postmarked date of the Letter of Intent to File will be viewed 
as the date of filing a Request for Benefits for purposes of the one 
(1) year filing deadline. The CICP will notify Requesters once the 
regulation has been approved and published, and the forms and 
instructions for filing are available.

    Dated: May 5, 2010.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-11340 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]
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