Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority, 63412-63414 [2014-25205]

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Darren Starr on behalf of Joshua Starr, Orinda, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 14–0929V [FR Doc. 2014–25210 Filed 10–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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 79 FR 52734–52735 dated September 4, 2014). This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Specifically, this notice: (1) Abolishes the Office of Administrative Management, Office of National Assistance and Special Populations, Central Southeast Division, North Central Division, Northeast Division, and Southwest Division; (2) establishes the Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA), Office of Northern Health Services (RCB), the Office of Southern Health Services (RCD) and the Division of Administrative Operations (RC2); (3) renames the Office of Quality and Data to the Office of Quality Improvement (RCK) and updates the functional statement; and (4) updates the functional statement for the Office of the Associate Administrator (RC) and the Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH). E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Notices Chapter RC—Bureau of Primary Health Care Section RC–10, Organization Delete the organization for the Bureau of Primary Health Care in its entirety and replace with the following: The Bureau of Primary Health Care (RC) is headed by the Associate Administrator, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration. The Bureau of Primary Health Care includes the following components: (1) Office of the Associate Administrator (RC); (2) Division of Administrative Operations (RC2); (3) Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA); (4) Office of Northern Health Services (RCB); (5) Office of Southern Health Services (RCD); (6) Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH); and (7) Office of Quality Improvement (RCK). Section RC–20, Functions (1) Delete the functional statement for the Bureau of Primary Health Care (RC) and replace in its entirety. Office of the Associate Administrator (RC) The Office of the Associate Administrator provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in support of BPHC programs. Specifically: (1) Establishes program goals, objectives and priorities, and provides oversight to their execution; (2) plans, directs, coordinates, supports, and evaluates Bureau wide management activities; and (3) maintains effective relationships within HRSA and with other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) organizations, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations concerned with primary health care, eliminating health disparities, and improving the health status of the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Division of Administrative Operations (RC2) The Division of Administrative Operations plans, directs and coordinates Bureau wide administrative management activities. Specifically: (1) Serves as BPHC’s principal source for administrative and management advice, analysis, and assistance; (2) provides strategic guidance and coordinates personnel activities for BPHC, including the allocation of personnel resources; (3) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 develops policies and procedures for internal operations, interpreting and implementing management policies, procedures and systems; (4) develops and coordinates BPHC program and administrative delegations of authority activities; (5) provides guidance to BPHC on financial management activities; (6) provides Bureau-wide support services such as continuity of operations and emergency planning, procurement planning and coordination, supply management, equipment utilization, printing, property management, space management, and management reports; and (7) coordinates BPHC administrative management activities with other components within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations, as appropriate. Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA) The Office of Strategic Business Operations serves as the organizational focus for the development of BPHC external affairs, organizational development, and management information systems. Specifically: (1) Serves as BPHC’s focal point for communication and program information dissemination; (2) serves as BPHC Executive Secretariat and BPHC focal point for records management policies and guidance; (3) leads strategic initiatives for the organizational development of the Bureau; (4) plans and coordinates internal training and staff development activities; (5) serves as BPHC focal point for the design and implementation of management information systems to assist and improve program performance and internal operations; and (6) consults and coordinates BPHC external affairs, organizational development and management information systems with other components within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations. Office of Northern Health Services (RCB) The Office of Northern Health Services manages BPHC primary health care service delivery programs, including those focused on special populations, and associated activities within HHS Regions I, II, III, V, VIII, X. Specifically: (1) Oversees BPHC primary health care service delivery programs for compliance with program requirements; (2) provides assistance on program-related statutory/regulatory policy, and program requirements; (3) PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63413 monitors the performance of BPHC primary health care service delivery programs, making programmatic recommendations and providing assistance to improve performance, where appropriate; (4) reviews findings and recommendations of periodic and episodic grantee assessments, coordinating actions needed to assure continuity of services to underserved and vulnerable populations and appropriate use of federal resources; (5) coordinates and supports emergency preparedness and response for BPHC programs; and (6) provides consultation to and coordinates activities within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations involved in the implementation of BPHC primary health care service delivery programs. Office of Southern Health Services (RCD) The Office of Southern Health Services manages BPHC primary health care service delivery programs, including those focused on special populations, and associated activities within HHS Regions IV, VI, VII and IX. Specifically: (1) Oversees BPHC primary health care service delivery programs for compliance with program requirements; (2) provides assistance on program-related statutory/regulatory policy and program requirements; (3) monitors the performance of BPHC primary health care service delivery programs, making programmatic recommendations and providing assistance to improve performance, where appropriate; (4) reviews findings and recommendations of periodic and episodic grantee assessments, coordinating actions needed to assure continuity of services to underserved and vulnerable populations and appropriate use of federal resources; (5) coordinates and supports emergency preparedness and response for BPHC programs; and (6) provides consultation to and coordinates activities within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations involved in the implementation of BPHC primary health care service delivery programs. Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH) The Office of Policy and Program Development serves as the organizational focus for the development of BPHC programs and policies. Specifically: (1) Leads and monitors the strategic development of primary care programs, including health E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 63414 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 205 / Thursday, October 23, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES centers, special population programs, and other health systems; (2) provides assistance to communities, communitybased organizations, and BPHC programs related to the development, and expansion of primary care; (3) manages BPHC capital and loan guarantee programs; (4) leads and coordinates the analysis, development and drafting of budget and policy impacting BPHC programs; (5) provides support to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; (6) performs environmental scanning on issues that affect BPHC programs; (7) monitors BPHC activities in relation to HRSA and HHS Strategic Plan; and (8) consults and coordinates with other components within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations on issues affecting BPHC programs and policies. Office of Quality Improvement (RCK) The Office of Quality Improvement serves as the organizational focus for program performance including, clinical and operational quality improvement, patient safety and risk management, data reporting, and program evaluation. Specifically: (1) Provides leadership for implementing BPHC clinical quality and performance improvement strategies/ initiatives, including health information technology; (2) oversees BPHC Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) medical malpractice liability programs, reviewing, risk management and patient safety activities to improve policies and programs for primary health care services, including clinical information systems; (3) leads and coordinates BPHC national and state technical assistance/ programs and activities, including those focused on special populations; (4) identifies and provides assistance to BPHC programs around quality improvement and performance reporting activities; (5) oversees BPHC programs related to health information technology and quality improvement; (6) serves as BPHC focal point for the design and implementation of program evaluations; and (7) coordinates BPHC/ quality improvement and performance reporting activities within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and private organizations concerned with primary health care, eliminating health disparities, and improving the health status of the Nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations. Section RC–30, Delegations of Authority All delegations of authority and redelegations of authority made to HRSA VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 22, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 October 20, 2014. Dated: September 23, 2014. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–25205 Filed 10–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Amended; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Special Emphasis Panel, October 31, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to October 31, 2014, 3:00 p.m., National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 which was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2014, 79FRN61884. The meeting date and time has been changed to November 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The location remains the same. The meeting is closed to the public. Dated: October 17, 2014. Carolyn Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Special Emphasis Panel, NINDS T32 Training program. Date: December 1–2, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: One Washington Circle, One Washington Circle NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: Natalia Strunnikova, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS/NIH/DHHS/Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3208, MSC 9529, Bethesda, MD 20892–9529, 301–402–0288, natalia.strunnikova@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.853, Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders; 93.854, Biological Basis Research in the Neurosciences, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 17, 2014. Carolyn Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. 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The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 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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 79 
FR 52734-52735 dated September 4, 2014).
    This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources 
and Services Administration (HRSA). Specifically, this notice: (1) 
Abolishes the Office of Administrative Management, Office of National 
Assistance and Special Populations, Central Southeast Division, North 
Central Division, Northeast Division, and Southwest Division; (2) 
establishes the Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA), Office 
of Northern Health Services (RCB), the Office of Southern Health 
Services (RCD) and the Division of Administrative Operations (RC2); (3) 
renames the Office of Quality and Data to the Office of Quality 
Improvement (RCK) and updates the functional statement; and (4) updates 
the functional statement for the Office of the Associate Administrator 
(RC) and the Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH).

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Chapter RC--Bureau of Primary Health Care

Section RC-10, Organization

    Delete the organization for the Bureau of Primary Health Care in 
its entirety and replace with the following:
    The Bureau of Primary Health Care (RC) is headed by the Associate 
Administrator, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health 
Resources and Services Administration. The Bureau of Primary Health 
Care includes the following components:
    (1) Office of the Associate Administrator (RC);
    (2) Division of Administrative Operations (RC2);
    (3) Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA);
    (4) Office of Northern Health Services (RCB);
    (5) Office of Southern Health Services (RCD);
    (6) Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH); and
    (7) Office of Quality Improvement (RCK).

Section RC-20, Functions

    (1) Delete the functional statement for the Bureau of Primary 
Health Care (RC) and replace in its entirety.

Office of the Associate Administrator (RC)

    The Office of the Associate Administrator provides overall 
leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in support of BPHC 
programs. Specifically: (1) Establishes program goals, objectives and 
priorities, and provides oversight to their execution; (2) plans, 
directs, coordinates, supports, and evaluates Bureau wide management 
activities; and (3) maintains effective relationships within HRSA and 
with other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) organizations, 
other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public 
and private organizations concerned with primary health care, 
eliminating health disparities, and improving the health status of the 
nation's underserved and vulnerable populations.

Division of Administrative Operations (RC2)

    The Division of Administrative Operations plans, directs and 
coordinates Bureau wide administrative management activities. 
Specifically: (1) Serves as BPHC's principal source for administrative 
and management advice, analysis, and assistance; (2) provides strategic 
guidance and coordinates personnel activities for BPHC, including the 
allocation of personnel resources; (3) develops policies and procedures 
for internal operations, interpreting and implementing management 
policies, procedures and systems; (4) develops and coordinates BPHC 
program and administrative delegations of authority activities; (5) 
provides guidance to BPHC on financial management activities; (6) 
provides Bureau-wide support services such as continuity of operations 
and emergency planning, procurement planning and coordination, supply 
management, equipment utilization, printing, property management, space 
management, and management reports; and (7) coordinates BPHC 
administrative management activities with other components within HRSA 
and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, 
and other public and private organizations, as appropriate.

Office of Strategic Business Operations (RCA)

    The Office of Strategic Business Operations serves as the 
organizational focus for the development of BPHC external affairs, 
organizational development, and management information systems. 
Specifically: (1) Serves as BPHC's focal point for communication and 
program information dissemination; (2) serves as BPHC Executive 
Secretariat and BPHC focal point for records management policies and 
guidance; (3) leads strategic initiatives for the organizational 
development of the Bureau; (4) plans and coordinates internal training 
and staff development activities; (5) serves as BPHC focal point for 
the design and implementation of management information systems to 
assist and improve program performance and internal operations; and (6) 
consults and coordinates BPHC external affairs, organizational 
development and management information systems with other components 
within HRSA and HHS, and with other federal agencies, state and local 
governments, and other public and private organizations.

Office of Northern Health Services (RCB)

    The Office of Northern Health Services manages BPHC primary health 
care service delivery programs, including those focused on special 
populations, and associated activities within HHS Regions I, II, III, 
V, VIII, X. Specifically: (1) Oversees BPHC primary health care service 
delivery programs for compliance with program requirements; (2) 
provides assistance on program-related statutory/regulatory policy, and 
program requirements; (3) monitors the performance of BPHC primary 
health care service delivery programs, making programmatic 
recommendations and providing assistance to improve performance, where 
appropriate; (4) reviews findings and recommendations of periodic and 
episodic grantee assessments, coordinating actions needed to assure 
continuity of services to underserved and vulnerable populations and 
appropriate use of federal resources; (5) coordinates and supports 
emergency preparedness and response for BPHC programs; and (6) provides 
consultation to and coordinates activities within HRSA and HHS, and 
with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other 
public and private organizations involved in the implementation of BPHC 
primary health care service delivery programs.

Office of Southern Health Services (RCD)

    The Office of Southern Health Services manages BPHC primary health 
care service delivery programs, including those focused on special 
populations, and associated activities within HHS Regions IV, VI, VII 
and IX. Specifically: (1) Oversees BPHC primary health care service 
delivery programs for compliance with program requirements; (2) 
provides assistance on program-related statutory/regulatory policy and 
program requirements; (3) monitors the performance of BPHC primary 
health care service delivery programs, making programmatic 
recommendations and providing assistance to improve performance, where 
appropriate; (4) reviews findings and recommendations of periodic and 
episodic grantee assessments, coordinating actions needed to assure 
continuity of services to underserved and vulnerable populations and 
appropriate use of federal resources; (5) coordinates and supports 
emergency preparedness and response for BPHC programs; and (6) provides 
consultation to and coordinates activities within HRSA and HHS, and 
with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other 
public and private organizations involved in the implementation of BPHC 
primary health care service delivery programs.

Office of Policy and Program Development (RCH)

    The Office of Policy and Program Development serves as the 
organizational focus for the development of BPHC programs and policies. 
Specifically: (1) Leads and monitors the strategic development of 
primary care programs, including health

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centers, special population programs, and other health systems; (2) 
provides assistance to communities, community-based organizations, and 
BPHC programs related to the development, and expansion of primary 
care; (3) manages BPHC capital and loan guarantee programs; (4) leads 
and coordinates the analysis, development and drafting of budget and 
policy impacting BPHC programs; (5) provides support to the National 
Advisory Council on Migrant Health; (6) performs environmental scanning 
on issues that affect BPHC programs; (7) monitors BPHC activities in 
relation to HRSA and HHS Strategic Plan; and (8) consults and 
coordinates with other components within HRSA and HHS, and with other 
federal agencies, state and local governments, and other public and 
private organizations on issues affecting BPHC programs and policies.

Office of Quality Improvement (RCK)

    The Office of Quality Improvement serves as the organizational 
focus for program performance including, clinical and operational 
quality improvement, patient safety and risk management, data 
reporting, and program evaluation. Specifically: (1) Provides 
leadership for implementing BPHC clinical quality and performance 
improvement strategies/initiatives, including health information 
technology; (2) oversees BPHC Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) medical 
malpractice liability programs, reviewing, risk management and patient 
safety activities to improve policies and programs for primary health 
care services, including clinical information systems; (3) leads and 
coordinates BPHC national and state technical assistance/programs and 
activities, including those focused on special populations; (4) 
identifies and provides assistance to BPHC programs around quality 
improvement and performance reporting activities; (5) oversees BPHC 
programs related to health information technology and quality 
improvement; (6) serves as BPHC focal point for the design and 
implementation of program evaluations; and (7) coordinates BPHC/quality 
improvement and performance reporting activities within HRSA and HHS, 
and with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and other 
public and private organizations concerned with primary health care, 
eliminating health disparities, and improving the health status of the 
Nation's underserved and vulnerable populations.

Section RC-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 October 20, 2014.

    Dated: September 23, 2014.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-25205 Filed 10-22-14; 8:45 am]
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