Publication of the Date on Which All Amounts Deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund Will Be Exhausted, 60470-60471 [2017-27376]

Download as PDF 60470 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: December 14, 2017. Karen Solomon, Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2017–27328 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans will be held February 6, 7, and 8, 2018. All meeting sessions will be conducted at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Headquarters, located at 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Conference Room 530, Washington, DC, 20420. The meetings will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to review the post-war readjustment needs of combat-theater Veterans and to evaluate the availability, effectiveness and coordination of VA programs available to meet Veterans’ readjustment service needs. The agenda for Tuesday February 6 will feature meetings with VA and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) senior leadership to review the general values, strategic priorities and current perspectives on Veterans’ physical health and psychosocial welfare. The day’s agenda will also include briefings from the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Chief Officer regarding the current activities of the RCS Vet Centers to include the full scope of outreach and readjustment counseling being provided to combat-theater Veterans, Service members and their families. The briefing will also provide a status report regarding the RCS VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 organizational transition to a single point of service within the general organizational transformation of VHA. On Wednesday February 7, the Committee will focus on VA mental health services and best practices for coordinating VA mental health services with RCS readjustment counseling services to better serve the combattheater Veteran population. To this end Committee members will receive briefings from VA’s mental health leadership on the types and distribution of psychiatric disorders currently being presented by Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation Enduring Freedoms Veterans and the various treatment regimens provided for their care inclusive of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. VA Mental Health and RCS leadership will additionally present on the collaborative activities currently underway between RCS and the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention to achieve life-saving outcomes for at risk combat-theater Veterans and Service members. On Thursday February 8, the Committee will engage in strategic round table discussions with various other VHA program officials to review the objectives and anticipated outcomes for developing a ‘‘Veterans Engagement Subcommittee’’. This project is being initiated through collaborative partnership between RCS and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NC/PTSD) to strengthen the collaborative ties between the RCS and the NC/PTSD, to improve VA services and products through Veteran consumer feedback and to provide greater public awareness of VA and its achievements through quality services to Veterans and families. In addition, the agenda will include time for Committee strategic planning focused on its annual operations priorities for 2018 and the strategic perspectives for developing its 19th annual report to Congress. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct written questions or submit prepared statements for review by the Committee before the meeting to Mr. Charles M. Flora, M.S.W., Designated Federal Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420. Because the meeting will be in a Government building, please provide valid photo identification for check-in. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting for the check-in process. If you plan to attend or have questions concerning the meeting, contact Mr. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Flora at (202) 461–6525 or via email at charles.flora@va.gov. Dated: December 15, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Office. [FR Doc. 2017–27378 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Publication of the Date on Which All Amounts Deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund Will Be Exhausted Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, Public Law 113–146, as amended, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish in the Federal Register the date on which the Secretary will have exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund. This Federal Register Notice is VA’s publication of this date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Duran, Director, Policy and Planning (10D1A1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (303) 372–4629. This is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, Public Law 113–146, as amended, (the Act), section 802, established the Veterans Choice Fund to be used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Veterans Choice Program established by section 101 of the Act. Pursuant to sections 101(p)(1) and (2) of the Act, the Secretary may not furnish care and services under the Veterans Choice Program after the date on which the Secretary has exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund. Section 101(p)(3) of the Act directs, not later than 30 days prior, VA to publish this date in the Federal Register and on an internet website of the Department available to the public. Based on current data, VA believes it will have exhausted the amount that was deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund no earlier than January 2, 2018; however, due to the unique nature of health care and the variability in health care costs, the amounts in the Fund could last as long as January 16, 2018. This information can be found on the internet at http:// www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/index.asp. VA will update the website if it determines based on the most current SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices information that the amounts in the Fund will be exhausted later than anticipated. Signing Authority sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on December 14, 2017, for publication. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 60471 Dated: December 14, 2017. Michael Shores, Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60470-60471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Publication of the Date on Which All Amounts Deposited in the 
Veterans Choice Fund Will Be Exhausted

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, 
Public Law 113-146, as amended, directs the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA) to publish in the Federal Register the date on which the 
Secretary will have exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans 
Choice Fund. This Federal Register Notice is VA's publication of this 
date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Duran, Director, Policy and 
Planning (10D1A1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (303) 
372-4629. This is not a toll free number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Veterans Access, Choice, and 
Accountability Act of 2014, Public Law 113-146, as amended, (the Act), 
section 802, established the Veterans Choice Fund to be used by the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Veterans Choice Program 
established by section 101 of the Act. Pursuant to sections 101(p)(1) 
and (2) of the Act, the Secretary may not furnish care and services 
under the Veterans Choice Program after the date on which the Secretary 
has exhausted all amounts deposited in the Veterans Choice Fund. 
Section 101(p)(3) of the Act directs, not later than 30 days prior, VA 
to publish this date in the Federal Register and on an internet website 
of the Department available to the public. Based on current data, VA 
believes it will have exhausted the amount that was deposited in the 
Veterans Choice Fund no earlier than January 2, 2018; however, due to 
the unique nature of health care and the variability in health care 
costs, the amounts in the Fund could last as long as January 16, 2018. 
This information can be found on the internet at http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/index.asp. VA will update the website if it determines based 
on the most current

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information that the amounts in the Fund will be exhausted later than 
anticipated.

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. 
Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, 
approved this document on December 14, 2017, for publication.

    Dated: December 14, 2017.
Michael Shores,
Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the 
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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