Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality September 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-24451
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-24443
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Request for Nominations for AHRQ Study Section Members-Notice of Correction
Document Number: 2010-24425
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24423
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections in a Regional Collaborative of Inpatient Healthcare Settings through Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2010 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting
Document Number: 2010-23445
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP) Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109- 41, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21-b-26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary delisting
Document Number: 2010-23078
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-20
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Florida Patient Safety Corporation of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109-41, 42 U.S.C. 299b- 21b-26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-23110
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Evaluation of the National Guideline Clearinghouse.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Delisting
Document Number: 2010-23077
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Coalition for Quality and Patient Safety of Chicagoland (CQPS) of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109-41, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21-b-26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2010-23112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-23111
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Request for Nominations for AHRQ Study Section Members
Document Number: 2010-22544
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with Title IX of the Public Health Service Act, see 42 U.S.C. 299c-1, and AHRQ's grant and contract regulations, 42 CFR part 67, applications submitted to AHRQ will be evaluated using the AHRQ peer review process to ensure a fair, equitable, and unbiased evaluation of their scientific and technical merit. The initial peer review of grant applications involves an assessment conducted by panels of experts established to include pertinent scientific disciplines and medical specialty areas. The confidential part of the peer review meetings devoted to critical evaluations will be closed meetings in accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). AHRQ is seeking nominations to fill approximately 20 to 30 percent of its study section membership, across the following study sections: (1) Health System Research (HSR), (2) Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences (HCTDS), (3) Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER), and (4) Health Care Research Training (HCRT). The primary research foci and functions of these four study sections are described on the AHRQ Web site: (http:Ilwww.AHRQ .qovlfundlpeerrevlpeerdesc. htm). Individuals from the health services research and health care community who could serve as peer reviewers on these study sections are sought to replace study section members whose terms have expired. In sending your nomination, please specify the nominee's professional/ scientific/technical expertise, affiliations and full contact information, if this information is available. Factors that will be considered in the selection of individuals to serve on study sections include: competence in a scientific, technical or clinical discipline or research specialty, particularly in health services research; fairness and evenhandedness in judgment and review; ability to work effectively in a group context; and commitment to complete work assignments. A diversity of perspectives is valuable to AHRQ's work. To help obtain a diversity of perspectives among nominees, AHRQ encourages nominations of women and members of minority populations. AHRQ also seeks broad geographic representation.