Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority, 75164-75165 [2014-29576]

Download as PDF 75164 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–29505 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance SUMMARY: Officer, Room 10C–03, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Voluntary Partner Surveys to Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration OMB No. 0915–0212—Extension Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is proposing to conduct voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA partners are typically state or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. HRSA is requesting a generic approval from OMB to conduct the partner surveys. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes. Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection methods. A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If generic approval is approved, information on each individual partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 40,000 12,000 250 1 1 1 40,000 12,000 250 .05 .25 1.5 2,000 3,000 375 Total ........................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In-class evaluations .......................................................................... Mail/Telephone surveys .................................................................... Focus groups .................................................................................... 52,250 1 52,250 .103 5,375 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 technology to minimize the information collection burden. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. Health Resources and Services Administration [FR Doc. 2014–29504 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 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 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 79 FR 69499 dated November 21, 2014). This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Rural Health Policy. Specifically, this notice: (1) Changes the name from the Office of Rural Health Policy to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy; (2) establishes the Policy Research Division (RH5); (2) establishes the Administrative Operations Division (RH6); and (3) abolishes the Border Health Division. Chapter RH—Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Section RH–00, Mission To improve access to quality health care in rural communities. Section RH–10, Organization Delete the organization for the Office of Rural Health Policy (RH) in its entirety and replace with the following: The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (RH) is headed by the Associate Administrator, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy includes the following components: (1) Office of the Associate Administrator (RH); (2) Hospital State Division (RH1); (3) Community-Based Division (RH2); (4) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (RH4); (5) Policy Research Division (RH5); and (6) Administrative Operations Division (RH6). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section RH–20, Functions (1) Establish the Policy Research Division (RH5) and transfer the policy research functions from the Office of the Associate Administrator (RH) to the newly established Policy Research Division (RH5); (2) establish the Administrative Operations Division (RH6) and transfer the administrative operations functions from the Office of the Associate Administrator (RH) to the newly established Administrative Operations Division (RH6); (3) transfer the functions of the Border Health Division (RH3) to the Office of the Associate Administrator (RH); (4) abolish the Border Health Division; and (5) update the functional statement for the Office of Associate Administrator (RH). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 Office of the Associate Administrator (RH) The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the office. FORHP serves as a focal point within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for rural healthrelated issues and as a principal source of advice to the Secretary for coordinating efforts to strengthen and improve the delivery of health services to populations in the nation’s rural areas. FORHP provides leadership within HHS and with stakeholders in providing information and counsel related to access to, and financing and quality of, health care to rural populations. Specifically, the Office of the Associate Administrator: (1) Provides staff support to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; (2) stimulates and coordinates interaction on rural health activities and programs in the Agency, Department and with other federal agencies; (3) establishes and maintains a resource center for the collection and dissemination of the latest information and research findings related to the delivery of health services in rural areas; (4) ensures successful dissemination of appropriate information technology advances, such as electronic health records systems; (5) monitors the health information technology policy and activities of other HHS components for useful application in rural areas; (6) monitors HRSA’s border health activities and investments to promote collaboration and improve health care access to those living along the U.S.Mexico border; (7) provides overall direction and leadership over the management of nationwide communitybased rural health grants programs; (8) provides overall direction and leadership over the management of a program of state grants which support collaboration within state offices of rural health; (9) provides overall direction and leadership over the management of programs to advance the use of telehealth and coordination health information technology; and (10) provides overall direction and leadership over the office’s administrative and management functions. Policy Research Division (RH5) The Policy Research Division serves as the focal point within FORHP to support health policy and research focused on rural populations. Specifically, the Policy Research Division: (1) Supports rural health research centers and keeps informed of PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 75165 research and demonstration projects funded by states and foundations in the field of rural health care delivery; (2) establishes and maintains a resource center for the collection and dissemination of the latest information and research findings related to the delivery of health services in rural areas; (3) maintains data and analytic capabilities to support office functions; (4) advises the Agency, Administrator, and Department on the effects of current policies and proposed statutory, regulatory, administrative, and budgetary changes in the programs established under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act, on the financial viability of small rural hospitals and the ability of rural areas to attract and retain physicians and other health professionals; and (5) monitors rural hospital impact analyses developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services whenever proposed regulations might have a significant impact on a substantial number of small rural hospitals. Administrative Operations Division (RH6) The Administrative Operations Division collaborates with FORHP leadership to plan, coordinate, and direct FORHP-wide administrative management activities. Specifically, the Administrative Operations Division: (1) Develops, executes, and monitors FORHP’s budget; (2) provides guidance and coordination of human resources; (3) plans, coordinates, and manages FORHP’s grant activities; (4) plans, coordinates, and manages FORHP’s procurement activities; (5) coordinates the review and clearance of correspondence and official documents to and from FORHP; and (6) provides additional management support services including, but not limited to, timekeeping, supplies, equipment, space, records, and training. Section RH–30, Delegations of Authority All delegations of authority and redelegations 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: December 11, 2014. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–29576 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75164-75165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29576]


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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

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Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 
1995; as last amended at 79 FR 69499 dated November 21, 2014).
    This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources 
and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Rural Health Policy. 
Specifically, this notice: (1) Changes the name from the Office of 
Rural Health Policy to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy; (2) 
establishes the Policy Research Division (RH5); (2) establishes the 
Administrative Operations Division (RH6); and (3) abolishes the Border 
Health Division.

Chapter RH--Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Section RH-00, Mission

    To improve access to quality health care in rural communities.

Section RH-10, Organization

    Delete the organization for the Office of Rural Health Policy (RH) 
in its entirety and replace with the following:
    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (RH) is headed by the 
Associate Administrator, who reports directly to the Administrator, 
Health Resources and Services Administration. The Federal Office of 
Rural Health Policy includes the following components:
    (1) Office of the Associate Administrator (RH);
    (2) Hospital State Division (RH1);
    (3) Community-Based Division (RH2);
    (4) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (RH4);
    (5) Policy Research Division (RH5); and
    (6) Administrative Operations Division (RH6).

Section RH-20, Functions

    (1) Establish the Policy Research Division (RH5) and transfer the 
policy research functions from the Office of the Associate 
Administrator (RH) to the newly established Policy Research Division 
(RH5); (2) establish the Administrative Operations Division (RH6) and 
transfer the administrative operations functions from the Office of the 
Associate Administrator (RH) to the newly established Administrative 
Operations Division (RH6); (3) transfer the functions of the Border 
Health Division (RH3) to the Office of the Associate Administrator 
(RH); (4) abolish the Border Health Division; and (5) update the 
functional statement for the Office of Associate Administrator (RH).

Office of the Associate Administrator (RH)

    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is responsible 
for the overall leadership and management of the office. FORHP serves 
as a focal point within the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) for rural health-related issues and as a principal source of 
advice to the Secretary for coordinating efforts to strengthen and 
improve the delivery of health services to populations in the nation's 
rural areas. FORHP provides leadership within HHS and with stakeholders 
in providing information and counsel related to access to, and 
financing and quality of, health care to rural populations. 
Specifically, the Office of the Associate Administrator: (1) Provides 
staff support to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and 
Human Services; (2) stimulates and coordinates interaction on rural 
health activities and programs in the Agency, Department and with other 
federal agencies; (3) establishes and maintains a resource center for 
the collection and dissemination of the latest information and research 
findings related to the delivery of health services in rural areas; (4) 
ensures successful dissemination of appropriate information technology 
advances, such as electronic health records systems; (5) monitors the 
health information technology policy and activities of other HHS 
components for useful application in rural areas; (6) monitors HRSA's 
border health activities and investments to promote collaboration and 
improve health care access to those living along the U.S.-Mexico 
border; (7) provides overall direction and leadership over the 
management of nationwide community-based rural health grants programs; 
(8) provides overall direction and leadership over the management of a 
program of state grants which support collaboration within state 
offices of rural health; (9) provides overall direction and leadership 
over the management of programs to advance the use of telehealth and 
coordination health information technology; and (10) provides overall 
direction and leadership over the office's administrative and 
management functions.

Policy Research Division (RH5)

    The Policy Research Division serves as the focal point within FORHP 
to support health policy and research focused on rural populations. 
Specifically, the Policy Research Division: (1) Supports rural health 
research centers and keeps informed of research and demonstration 
projects funded by states and foundations in the field of rural health 
care delivery; (2) establishes and maintains a resource center for the 
collection and dissemination of the latest information and research 
findings related to the delivery of health services in rural areas; (3) 
maintains data and analytic capabilities to support office functions; 
(4) advises the Agency, Administrator, and Department on the effects of 
current policies and proposed statutory, regulatory, administrative, 
and budgetary changes in the programs established under titles XVIII 
and XIX of the Social Security Act, on the financial viability of small 
rural hospitals and the ability of rural areas to attract and retain 
physicians and other health professionals; and (5) monitors rural 
hospital impact analyses developed by the Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services whenever proposed regulations might have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small rural hospitals.

Administrative Operations Division (RH6)

    The Administrative Operations Division collaborates with FORHP 
leadership to plan, coordinate, and direct FORHP-wide administrative 
management activities. Specifically, the Administrative Operations 
Division: (1) Develops, executes, and monitors FORHP's budget; (2) 
provides guidance and coordination of human resources; (3) plans, 
coordinates, and manages FORHP's grant activities; (4) plans, 
coordinates, and manages FORHP's procurement activities; (5) 
coordinates the review and clearance of correspondence and official 
documents to and from FORHP; and (6) provides additional management 
support services including, but not limited to, timekeeping, supplies, 
equipment, space, records, and training.

Section RH-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: December 11, 2014.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-29576 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
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