Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting, 44031 [2017-19973]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices ensures that VA and VA beneficiaries will be protected by adequate insurance coverage. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance, is used in solicitations for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the apparent successful bidder/offeror, prior to contract award, to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. This evidence is in the form of a certificate from the firm’s insurance company. The information is required to protect VA by ensuring that the firm to which award will be made possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. It helps ensure that VA will not be held liable for any negligent acts of the contractor and ensures that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by adequate insurance coverage. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities, is used in solicitations for commercial items and services where the work is currently being performed by VA employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires contractors awarded such contracts to provide, within 5 days of contract award, a list of employment openings, including salaries and benefits, and blank job application forms. The clause also requires the contractor, prior to the contract start date, to report: The names of adversely affected Federal employees offered employment openings; the date the offer was made; a description of the position; the date of acceptance and the effective date of employment; the date of rejection if an employee rejected an offer; the salary and benefits contained in any rejected offer; and the names of employees who applied for but were not offered employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. In addition, the clause requires the contractor, during the first 90 days of contract performance, to report the names of all persons hired or terminated under the contract. The information will be used by the contracting officer to monitor and ensure compliance by the contractor with the requirements of FAR clause 52.207–3, Right of First Refusal of Employment. VA uses the information to determine whether additional contract terms and conditions are necessary to mitigate the conflict. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—15 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—30 minutes. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—30 minutes. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—30 minutes per report. Frequency of Response: On occasion. a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1 per each contract awarded. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—1 per each contract awarded. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—3 reports per contract awarded. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1500. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—500. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—10. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–19991 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Special Medical Advisory Group will meet on October 18, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420, Conference Room 230 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The meeting is open to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44031 The purpose of the Group is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of Veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the CARE Plan, Health Improvement Center, and a review of the Manchester investigation. Thirty (30) minutes will be allocated at the end of the meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Jeff Harp at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Under Secretary for Health (10), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, phone 202–461–7016 or by email at VASMAGDFO@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email VASMAGDFO@va.gov. All persons attending the meeting will go through security screening, please bring photo I.D. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Due to security protocols and to prevent delays in clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Dated: September 14, 2017. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19973 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee will meet on November 2, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street NE., Washington, District of Columbia, 20002. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care for Veterans and to enhance development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-19973]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Special Medical Advisory Group 
will meet on October 18, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420, Conference 
Room 230 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The meeting is open to the 
public.
    The purpose of the Group is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of 
Veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Veterans Health 
Administration (VHA).
    The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the CARE Plan, 
Health Improvement Center, and a review of the Manchester 
investigation.
    Thirty (30) minutes will be allocated at the end of the meeting for 
receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public may 
submit written statements for review by the Committee to Jeff Harp at 
the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Under Secretary for 
Health (10), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420, phone 202-461-7016 or by email at 
VASMAGDFO@va.gov.
    Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking 
additional information should email VASMAGDFO@va.gov. All persons 
attending the meeting will go through security screening, please bring 
photo I.D. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, 
a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard's Desk as a part of the 
clearance process. Due to security protocols and to prevent delays in 
clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before 
the meeting begins.

    Dated: September 14, 2017.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19973 Filed 9-19-17; 8:45 am]
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