Notice of Solicitation of Public and Federal Agency Comments for Collaboration on Evaluating the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Standard for Coding Functional Capability in Federal Programs, 143-144 [2012-31479]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2013 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] Desert Mining, Inc., Eagle Broadband, Inc., Endovasc, Inc., Environmental Oil Processing Technology Corp., Falcon Ridge Development, Inc., Fellows Energy Ltd., Forster Drilling Corp. (n/ k/a Phoenix Drilling Corporation), and Golden Autumn Holdings, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with December 28, 2012. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Desert Mining, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended September 30, 2009. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Eagle Broadband, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended May 31, 2007. 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[FR Doc. 2012–31595 Filed 12–28–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 143 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2012–0007] Notice of Solicitation of Public and Federal Agency Comments for Collaboration on Evaluating the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Standard for Coding Functional Capability in Federal Programs Social Security Administration. Notice of solicitation for collaboration. AGENCY: ACTION: We are seeking information and comments from other Federal agencies’ regarding their intention to use the WHO ICF 1 as a standard for coding functional capacity with broad potential for application to the business processes of other Federal agencies and researchers throughout the world. We invite other interested Federal agencies involved in disability monitoring to collaborate with us to evaluate an ICFbased standard for coding functional capacity in Federal disability programs. We also invite interested public and private parties to comment on appropriate Federal direction on capturing data on functioning. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them no later than March 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of three methods—Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method. Regardless of which of the following methods you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. SSA–2012–0007 so that we may associate your comments with the correct document. Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only information that you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information, such as Social Security numbers or medical information. 1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your comments via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function of the Web page to find docket number SSA–2012–0007. The system will issue you a tracking number to confirm your submission. It may take up to one week for your comment to be viewable. SUMMARY: 1 WHO ICF link: http://apps.who.int/ classifications/icfbrowser/ E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 144 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 2. Fax: Fax comments to (410) 966– 2830. 3. Mail: Mail your comments to the Office of Regulations, Social Security Administration, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosemary Hall, Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Programs, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 965– 5021. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national tollfree number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WHO ICF is a classification of health and health-related domains, including a list of body functions and a list of domains of activity and participation (see www.who.int/classification/icf/en/). The ICF for Children and Youth (ICF–CY) is a derived version of the ICF designed to record characteristics of the developing child and the influence of environments surrounding the child. The ICF and the ICF–CY reflect WHO’s framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels. Multiple organizations have officially supported the ICF. • In May 2001, the 191 WHO Member States officially endorsed it for their use as the international standard to describe and measure health and disability. • The WHO members accepted ICF– CY on October 31, 2006. • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) supports the use of ICF to help standardize how agencies describe and measure different aspects of disability. In its 2007 report, ‘‘The Future of Disability in America,’’ the IOM encouraged Federal agencies involved in disability monitoring to adopt the ICF as their conceptual framework.2 • The Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, a public advisory body on HIT to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, recently recommended the ICF, along with Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED–CT) and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), for reporting clinical quality measures on the concept of functional status.3 2 Institute of Medicine (IOM). 2007. The Future of Disability in America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 3 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health IT Standards Committee, A Public Advisory VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 31, 2012 Jkt 229001 We are studying several uses for ICF coding. We could use it, for example, to describe function in activities of daily living, to describe residual functional capacity (to satisfy a specific set of disability criteria), or to develop a compendium of job descriptions that includes mental and physical functional requirements. We invite comment on this notice from members of the public and from Federal agencies. We also request that Federal agencies involved in making disability assessments share information with us regarding their review of the ICF as a standard for coding functional capacity, and we invite them to collaborate with us in evaluation of the ICF for use in the business process for Federal disability programs. Art, Atlanta, Georgia, from on or about June 23, 2013, until on or about September 29, 2013; The Frick Collection, New York, NY, from on or about October 22, 2013, until on or about January 21, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Arthur R. Spencer, Associate Commissioner, Office of Disability Programs. Dated: December 26, 2012. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–31479 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2012–31548 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8139] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From the Mauritshuis [Public Notice 8138] Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from on or about January 26, 2013, until on or about June 2, 2013; the High Museum of SUMMARY: Body on Health Information Technology to the National Coordinator for Health IT, Transmittal Letter. September 9, 2011. Available at: http:// healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/ PTARGS_0_12811_955546_0_0_18/ HITSC_CQMWG_VTF_Transmit_090911.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application for a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada; Enbridge Energy, LP Department of State. Notice of Receipt of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Application for a Presidential Permit to Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (DOS) has received from Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (‘‘Enbridge’’), a Presidential Permit application to amend the August 3, 2009 Presidential Permit issued to Enbridge by the DOS authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Line 67 (‘‘Line 67’’) Pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. Enbridge requests an amendment to its permit in order to operate the Line 67 up to its full design capacity of 880,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil with an average annual capacity of 800,000 bpd of heavy crude. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Energy Diplomacy, Energy Resources Bureau (ENR/EDP/EWA) Department of State, 2201 C St. NW Ste 4843, Washington, DC 20520 Attn: Michael Brennan, Tel: 202–647–7553. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2012-0007]


Notice of Solicitation of Public and Federal Agency Comments for 
Collaboration on Evaluating the World Health Organization (WHO) 
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 
(ICF) Standard for Coding Functional Capability in Federal Programs

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for collaboration.

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SUMMARY: We are seeking information and comments from other Federal 
agencies' regarding their intention to use the WHO ICF \1\ as a 
standard for coding functional capacity with broad potential for 
application to the business processes of other Federal agencies and 
researchers throughout the world. We invite other interested Federal 
agencies involved in disability monitoring to collaborate with us to 
evaluate an ICF-based standard for coding functional capacity in 
Federal disability programs. We also invite interested public and 
private parties to comment on appropriate Federal direction on 
capturing data on functioning.
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    \1\ WHO ICF link: http://apps.who.int/classifications/icfbrowser/

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
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them no later than March 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of three methods--
Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times 
or by more than one method. Regardless of which of the following 
methods you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. 
SSA-2012-0007 so that we may associate your comments with the correct 
document.
    Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only 
information that you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge 
you not to include in your comments any personal information, such as 
Social Security numbers or medical information.
    1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your comments 
via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function of the Web page to find 
docket number SSA-2012-0007. The system will issue you a tracking 
number to confirm your submission. It may take up to one week for your 
comment to be viewable.

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    2. Fax: Fax comments to (410) 966-2830.
    3. Mail: Mail your comments to the Office of Regulations, Social 
Security Administration, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosemary Hall, Social Security 
Administration, Office of Disability Programs, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 965-5021. For information on 
eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 
1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or visit our Internet site, 
Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WHO ICF is a classification of health 
and health-related domains, including a list of body functions and a 
list of domains of activity and participation (see www.who.int/classification/icf/en/). The ICF for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) is a 
derived version of the ICF designed to record characteristics of the 
developing child and the influence of environments surrounding the 
child. The ICF and the ICF-CY reflect WHO's framework for measuring 
health and disability at both individual and population levels.
    Multiple organizations have officially supported the ICF.
     In May 2001, the 191 WHO Member States officially endorsed 
it for their use as the international standard to describe and measure 
health and disability.
     The WHO members accepted ICF-CY on October 31, 2006.
     The Institute of Medicine (IOM) supports the use of ICF to 
help standardize how agencies describe and measure different aspects of 
disability. In its 2007 report, ``The Future of Disability in 
America,'' the IOM encouraged Federal agencies involved in disability 
monitoring to adopt the ICF as their conceptual framework.\2\
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    \2\ Institute of Medicine (IOM). 2007. The Future of Disability 
in America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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     The Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, 
a public advisory body on HIT to the Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology of the U.S. Department of Health & 
Human Services, recently recommended the ICF, along with Systematized 
Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT) and Logical 
Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), for reporting clinical 
quality measures on the concept of functional status.\3\
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    \3\ U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health IT 
Standards Committee, A Public Advisory Body on Health Information 
Technology to the National Coordinator for Health IT, Transmittal 
Letter. September 9, 2011. Available at: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_12811_955546_0_0_18/HITSC_CQMWG_VTF_Transmit_090911.pdf.
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    We are studying several uses for ICF coding. We could use it, for 
example, to describe function in activities of daily living, to 
describe residual functional capacity (to satisfy a specific set of 
disability criteria), or to develop a compendium of job descriptions 
that includes mental and physical functional requirements.
    We invite comment on this notice from members of the public and 
from Federal agencies. We also request that Federal agencies involved 
in making disability assessments share information with us regarding 
their review of the ICF as a standard for coding functional capacity, 
and we invite them to collaborate with us in evaluation of the ICF for 
use in the business process for Federal disability programs.

Arthur R. Spencer,
Associate Commissioner, Office of Disability Programs.
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