Center for Mental Health Services: Notice of Meeting, 1042-1043 [2018-00149]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1042 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices Human Services, Attn: Mitchell Berger, SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18E89C, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Due to the anticipated high volume of comments, please note that receipt of comments will not be acknowledged. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday February 28, 2018. Background: Title 42, section 290dd– 2, of the United States Code, pertaining to Confidentiality of Records, provides that ‘‘[r]ecords of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient which are maintained in connection with the performance of any program or activity relating to substance abuse education, prevention, training, treatment, rehabilitation, or research, which is conducted, regulated, or directly or indirectly assisted by any department or agency of the United States shall [. . .] be confidential and be disclosed only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized’’ by the statute or as otherwise provided. The statute further provides that such records may not be ‘‘used to initiate or substantiate any criminal charges against a patient or to conduct any investigation of a patient’’ without an appropriate court order. The implementing regulations, 42 CFR part 2, were first promulgated as a final rule on July 1, 1975 (40 FR 27802), and substantively updated in 1987 (52 FR 21796). On February 9, 2016, SAMHSA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding substantive changes to part 2 (81 FR 6987) and on January 18, 2017, SAMHSA finalized changes to these regulations (82 FR 6052). The January 2017 final rule became effective on March 21, 2017 (see 82 FR 10863, Feb. 16, 2017). This final rule was intended to ‘‘ensure that patients with substance use disorders have the ability to participate in and benefit from health system delivery improvements, including from new integrated health care models while providing appropriate privacy safeguards.’’ The final rule made substantive changes to regulatory provisions regarding Definitions (§ 2.11), Applicability (§ 2.12), Confidentiality restrictions and safeguards (§ 2.13), Security for records (§ 2.16), Disposition of records by discontinued programs (§ 2.19), Consent requirements (§ 2.31), Re-disclosure (§ 2.32), Medical emergencies (§ 2.51), Research (§ 2.52), and Audit and evaluation (§ 2.53). Concurrently with finalizing these changes, SAMHSA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) on January 18, 2017, proposing additional changes to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 facilitate disclosures by lawful holders to their contractors, subcontractors, and legal representative for the purposes of payment and health care operations and for carrying out an audit or evaluation and to permit disclosures by lawful holders to those conducting audits and evaluations on behalf of a governmental agency providing financial assistance to or regulatory oversight over the lawful holder. SAMHSA also sought comments on other topics, including an option for an abbreviated prohibition on redisclosure notice. In January 2018, SAMHSA published a final rule implementing these changes. In response to the 2016 NPRM and since publication of the January 2017 final rule and the SNPRM, SAMHSA has already heard from numerous stakeholders on a range of issues pertaining to part 2. For instance, some commenters asserted that part 2 has become a barrier to integration of care and research. Many commenters also have suggested that part 2 does not adequately align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). SAMHSA also has received many comments emphasizing the continuing importance of part 2 in protecting patients who seek substance use disorder treatment from discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other settings as well as from criminal investigation and penalties. Some commenters also have urged SAMHSA to update part 2 penalty provisions and prevent what they believe to be misuse of patient identifying information. On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law (Pub. L. 114–255). Section 11002 of this law requires that, within one year of the effective date of the final rule, ‘‘the Secretary [HHS] shall convene relevant stakeholders to determine the effect of such regulations on patient care, health outcomes, and patient privacy.’’ The listening session on January 31, 2018, will solicit input focused on how part 2 impacts patient care, health outcomes and patient privacy as well as potential regulatory changes and future subregulatory guidance. It is important to note that any recommendations of further changes to part 2 received during this meeting could, even if legally permissible and feasible, only be implemented after notice-and-comment as required by the Administrative Procedures Act. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 3, 2017. Charles LoDico, Chemist. [FR Doc. 2018–00150 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services: Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Public Law 92–463, notice is hereby given that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet on February 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. The CMHS NAC will convene in both open and closed sessions on February 14, 2018. The closed portion of the meeting will include discussion and evaluation of grant applications reviewed by SAMHSA’s Initial Review Groups, and involve an examination of confidential financial and business information as well as personal information concerning the applicants. Therefore, the meeting will be closed to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as determined by the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6) and Title 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 10(d). The remainder of this meeting will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., to include discussion of the Center’s policy issues, presentations on SAMHSA’s Policy Lab, Disaster Responses and a conversation with the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. Attendance by the public will be limited to available space. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the council. Written submissions should be forwarded to the contact person (below) on or before January 31, 2018. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Five minutes will be allotted for each presentation. Meeting information and a roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Council website at https:// www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisorycouncils/cmhs-national-advisory- E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1043 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices council or by contacting Ms. Pamela Foote (see contact information below). The meeting can be accessed via telephone. To obtain the conference call-in number and access code, submit written or brief oral comments, or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register at the SAMHSA’s Advisory Council website at https://nac.samhsa.gov/ Registration/meetingsRegistration.aspx, or contact Pamela Foote (see contact information below). Committee Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council. Dates/Time/Type: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT: CLOSED, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT: OPEN. Place: SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5N76, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Contact: Pamela Foote, Designated Federal Official, SAMHSA CMHS National Advisory Council, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14E53C, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone: (240) 276–1279, Fax: (301) 480–8491, Email: pamela.foote@samhsa.hhs.gov. Carlos Castillo, Committee Management Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–00149 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: ACTION: General notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1042-1043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00149]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Center for Mental Health Services: Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given that the 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council 
(NAC) will meet on February 14, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
E.D.T. The CMHS NAC will convene in both open and closed sessions on 
February 14, 2018.
    The closed portion of the meeting will include discussion and 
evaluation of grant applications reviewed by SAMHSA's Initial Review 
Groups, and involve an examination of confidential financial and 
business information as well as personal information concerning the 
applicants. Therefore, the meeting will be closed to the public from 
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as determined by the Assistant Secretary for 
Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA in accordance with Title 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and (6) and Title 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 10(d).
    The remainder of this meeting will be open to the public from 10:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.D.T., to include discussion of the Center's policy 
issues, presentations on SAMHSA's Policy Lab, Disaster Responses and a 
conversation with the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and 
Substance Use.
    Attendance by the public will be limited to available space. 
Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or 
in writing, on issues pending before the council. Written submissions 
should be forwarded to the contact person (below) on or before January 
31, 2018. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the 
conclusion of the meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Five minutes 
will be allotted for each presentation. Meeting information and a 
roster of Council members may be obtained either by accessing the 
SAMHSA Council website at https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/advisory-
councils/cmhs-national-advisory-

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council or by contacting Ms. Pamela Foote (see contact information 
below).
    The meeting can be accessed via telephone. To obtain the conference 
call-in number and access code, submit written or brief oral comments, 
or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please 
register at the SAMHSA's Advisory Council website at https://nac.samhsa.gov/Registration/meetingsRegistration.aspx, or contact 
Pamela Foote (see contact information below).

    Committee Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory 
Council.
    Dates/Time/Type: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 
10:00 a.m. EDT: CLOSED, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. EDT: OPEN.
    Place: SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, 5th Floor, Conference Room 
5N76, Rockville, Maryland 20857.
    Contact: Pamela Foote, Designated Federal Official, SAMHSA CMHS 
National Advisory Council, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14E53C, 
Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-1279, Fax: (301) 
480-8491, Email: [email protected].


Carlos Castillo,
Committee Management Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-00149 Filed 1-8-18; 8:45 am]
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