Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority, 47216 [2011-19804]

Download as PDF 47216 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices Dated: August 1, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–19806 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 76 FR 45584–45585 dated July 29, 2011). This notice reflects organizational changes to the Health Resources and Services Administration. 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Section RR–20, Functions (1) Delete the functional statement for the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (RR4) and replace in its entirety. Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (RR4) The Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC), on behalf of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers all statutory authorities related to the operation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) by: (1) Evaluating petitions for compensation filed under the VICP through medical review and assessment of compensability for all complete claims; (2) processing awards for compensations made under the VICP; (3) promulgating regulations to revise the Vaccine Injury Table; (4) providing professional and administrative support to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV); (5) developing and maintaining all automated information systems necessary for program implementation; (6) providing and disseminating program information; (7) maintaining a working relationship with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the Court) in the administration and operation of the VICP; (8) providing management, direction, budgetary oversight, coordination, and logistical support for the Medical Expert Panel (MEP) contracts as well as Clinical Reviewer Contracts; (9) maintaining responsibility for activities related to the ACCV, the development of policy, regulations, budget formulation, and legislation, including the development and renewal of the ACCV charter and action memoranda to the Secretary, and the analysis of the findings and proposals of the ACCV; (10) developing, reviewing, and analyzing pending and new legislation relating to program changes, new initiatives, the ACCV, and changes to the Vaccine Injury Table, in coordination with the Office of the General Counsel (OGC); (11) providing programmatic outreach efforts to maximize public exposure to private and public constituencies; (12) providing submission of special reports to the Secretary of HHS, the Office of Management and Budget, the Congress, and other governmental bodies; and (13) providing the coordination of ACCV travel, personnel, meeting sites, and its agenda. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 76 
FR 45584-45585 dated July 29, 2011).
    This notice reflects organizational changes to the Health Resources 
and Services Administration. Specifically, this notice updates the 
Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (RR4) functional statement to 
better align functional responsibility, improve the management and 
delivery of information technology services, improve management and 
administrative efficiencies, and optimize use of available staff 
resources within the Healthcare Systems Bureau (RR).

Chapter RR--Healthcare Systems Bureau

Section RR-10, Organization

    Delete in its entirety and replace with the following:
    The Healthcare Systems Bureau (RR) is headed by the Associate 
Administrator, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health 
Resources and Services Administration. The Healthcare Systems Bureau 
includes the following components:
    (1) Office of the Associate Administrator (RR);
    (2) Division of Transplantation (RR1);
    (3) Division of Health Facilities (RR9);
    (4) Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (RR4); and
    (5) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (RR7).

Section RR-20, Functions

    (1) Delete the functional statement for the Division of Vaccine 
Injury Compensation (RR4) and replace in its entirety.
Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (RR4)
    The Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC), on behalf of 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), administers all 
statutory authorities related to the operation of the National Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Program (VICP) by: (1) Evaluating petitions for 
compensation filed under the VICP through medical review and assessment 
of compensability for all complete claims; (2) processing awards for 
compensations made under the VICP; (3) promulgating regulations to 
revise the Vaccine Injury Table; (4) providing professional and 
administrative support to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines 
(ACCV); (5) developing and maintaining all automated information 
systems necessary for program implementation; (6) providing and 
disseminating program information; (7) maintaining a working 
relationship with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Court of 
Federal Claims (the Court) in the administration and operation of the 
VICP; (8) providing management, direction, budgetary oversight, 
coordination, and logistical support for the Medical Expert Panel (MEP) 
contracts as well as Clinical Reviewer Contracts; (9) maintaining 
responsibility for activities related to the ACCV, the development of 
policy, regulations, budget formulation, and legislation, including the 
development and renewal of the ACCV charter and action memoranda to the 
Secretary, and the analysis of the findings and proposals of the ACCV; 
(10) developing, reviewing, and analyzing pending and new legislation 
relating to program changes, new initiatives, the ACCV, and changes to 
the Vaccine Injury Table, in coordination with the Office of the 
General Counsel (OGC); (11) providing programmatic outreach efforts to 
maximize public exposure to private and public constituencies; (12) 
providing submission of special reports to the Secretary of HHS, the 
Office of Management and Budget, the Congress, and other governmental 
bodies; and (13) providing the coordination of ACCV travel, personnel, 
meeting sites, and its agenda.

Section RR-30, Delegations of Authority

    All delegations of authority and re-delegations of authority made 
to HRSA officials that were in effect immediately prior to this 
reorganization, and that are consistent with this reorganization, shall 
continue in effect pending further re-delegation.
    This reorganization is effective upon date of signature.

    Dated: July 29, 2011.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-19804 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]
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