Protecting Our Infants Act Report to Congress, 95154 [2016-31228]

Download as PDF 95154 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Protecting Our Infants Act Report to Congress Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for information. AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain public comment on a report to Congress in response to the Projecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (POIA) (Pub. L. 114–91). The POIA mandated HHS to: Conduct a review of planning and coordination activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome; develop recommendations for the identification, prevention, and treatment of prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome; and develop a strategy to address gaps, overlap, and duplication among Federal programs and Federal coordination efforts to address neonatal abstinence syndrome. DATES: Comment Close Date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than January 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. [SAMHSA– 2016–0004] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Electronically: You may submit electronic comments to: POIAcomments@samhsa.hhs.gov. • By regular mail: You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13E49, Rockville, MD 20852 Attn: Docket No. [SAMHSA–2016–0004]. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. • By express or overnight mail: You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Attention: Melinda Campopiano, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Rockville, MD 20852 Attn: Docket No. [SAMHSA–2016–0004]. • By hand or courier: Alternatively, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments ONLY to the following address prior to the close of the comment period: For delivery in Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Attention: Melinda Campopiano, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, Rockville, MD 20852. To deliver your comments to the Rockville address, call telephone number (240) 276–2701 in advance to schedule your delivery with one of our staff members. Instructions: To avoid duplication, please submit only one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the report or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Campopiano, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, Rockville, MD, 20852. Email: POIAcomments@ samhsa.hhs.gov. Phone: (240) 276–2701 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of the comment period are available for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment. Comments received by the deadline will be available for public inspection at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, Rockville, MD, 20852, Monday through Friday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment to view public comments, call (240) 276–2701. Background: The POIA mandated HHS to: (1) Conduct a review of planning and coordination activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Section 2(a) of the Act); (2) develop recommendations for the identification, prevention, and treatment of prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Section 3 of the Act); and (3) develop a strategy to address gaps, overlap, and duplication among Federal programs and Federal coordination efforts to address neonatal abstinence syndrome (Section 2(b) of the Act). The POIA is available at: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114thcongress/senate-bill/799. In response to this Act, this report provides background information on prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Part 1), summarizes HHS activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Part 2), presents clinical and programmatic evidence and recommendations for preventing and treating neonatal abstinence syndrome (Part 3), and presents a strategy to address the identified gaps, challenges, and recommendations (Part 4). Public comment is sought for ‘‘Part 4: Strategy To Protect Our Infants’’ (Section 2(b) of the Act) and comments will be incorporated into the strategy as appropriate. The final strategy will be posted on an HHS Web site by May 25, 2017. Supporting and Related Material in the Docket: The information provided includes: (1) The Report Summer King, Statistician. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Protecting Our Infants Act Report to Congress

AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for information.

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SUMMARY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, in the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to 
obtain public comment on a report to Congress in response to the 
Projecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (POIA) (Pub. L. 114-91). The POIA 
mandated HHS to: Conduct a review of planning and coordination 
activities related to prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence 
syndrome; develop recommendations for the identification, prevention, 
and treatment of prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence 
syndrome; and develop a strategy to address gaps, overlap, and 
duplication among Federal programs and Federal coordination efforts to 
address neonatal abstinence syndrome.

DATES: Comment Close Date: To be assured consideration, comments must 
be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 
January 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. [SAMHSA-
2016-0004] by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Electronically: You may submit electronic comments to: 
POIAcomments@samhsa.hhs.gov.
     By regular mail: You may mail written comments to the 
following address ONLY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Room 13E49, Rockville, MD 20852 Attn: Docket No. [SAMHSA-2016-
0004]. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received 
before the close of the comment period.
     By express or overnight mail: You may send written 
comments to the following address ONLY: Substance Abuse and Mental 
Health Services Administration, Attention: Melinda Campopiano, 5600 
Fishers Lane, 13E49, Rockville, MD 20852 Attn: Docket No. [SAMHSA-2016-
0004].
     By hand or courier: Alternatively, you may deliver (by 
hand or courier) your written comments ONLY to the following address 
prior to the close of the comment period: For delivery in Rockville, 
MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 
Attention: Melinda Campopiano, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, Rockville, MD 
20852. To deliver your comments to the Rockville address, call 
telephone number (240) 276-2701 in advance to schedule your delivery 
with one of our staff members.
    Instructions: To avoid duplication, please submit only one copy of 
your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include 
the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. For access to the report or comments 
received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Campopiano, MD, Chief Medical 
Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, 
Rockville, MD, 20852. Email: POIAcomments@samhsa.hhs.gov. Phone: (240) 
276-2701

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the 
close of the comment period are available for viewing by the public, 
including any personally identifiable or confidential business 
information that is included in a comment. Comments received by the 
deadline will be available for public inspection at the Substance Abuse 
and Mental Health Service Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, 13E49, 
Rockville, MD, 20852, Monday through Friday of each week from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment to view public comments, call 
(240) 276-2701.
    Background: The POIA mandated HHS to: (1) Conduct a review of 
planning and coordination activities related to prenatal opioid 
exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Section 2(a) of the Act); 
(2) develop recommendations for the identification, prevention, and 
treatment of prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome 
(Section 3 of the Act); and (3) develop a strategy to address gaps, 
overlap, and duplication among Federal programs and Federal 
coordination efforts to address neonatal abstinence syndrome (Section 
2(b) of the Act). The POIA is available at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/799.
    In response to this Act, this report provides background 
information on prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal abstinence 
syndrome (Part 1), summarizes HHS activities related to prenatal opioid 
exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (Part 2), presents clinical 
and programmatic evidence and recommendations for preventing and 
treating neonatal abstinence syndrome (Part 3), and presents a strategy 
to address the identified gaps, challenges, and recommendations (Part 
4).
    Public comment is sought for ``Part 4: Strategy To Protect Our 
Infants'' (Section 2(b) of the Act) and comments will be incorporated 
into the strategy as appropriate. The final strategy will be posted on 
an HHS Web site by May 25, 2017.
    Supporting and Related Material in the Docket: The information 
provided includes:
(1) The Report

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2016-31228 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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