Department of Health and Human Services November 7, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: E8-26646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: E8-26644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Medicaid Program; Clarification of Outpatient Hospital Facility (Including Outpatient Hospital Clinic) Services Definition
Document Number: E8-26554
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Outpatient hospital services are a mandatory part of the standard Medicaid benefit package. This final rule aligns the Medicaid definition of outpatient hospital services more closely to the Medicare definition in order to: Improve the functionality of the applicable upper payment limits (which are based on a comparison to Medicare payments for the same services), provide more transparency in determining available hospital coverage in any State, and generally clarify the scope of services for which Federal financial participation (FFP) is available under the outpatient hospital services benefit category.
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: E8-26436
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-26435
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-26434
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: E8-26331
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-26330
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
Document Number: E8-26282
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final regulation that requires the submission to FDA of prior notice of food, including animal feed, that is imported or offered for import into the United States. The final rule implements the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which required prior notification of imported food to begin on December 12, 2003. The final rule requires that the prior notice be submitted to FDA electronically via either the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP or Customs) Automated Broker Interface (ABI) of the Automated Commercial System (ACS) or the FDA Prior Notice System Interface (FDA PNSI). The information must be submitted and confirmed electronically as facially complete by FDA for review no less than 8 hours (for food arriving by water), 4 hours (for food arriving by air or land/rail), and 2 hours (for food arriving by land/road) before the food arrives at the port of arrival. Food imported or offered for import without adequate prior notice is subject to refusal and, if refused, must be held. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of a draft compliance policy guide (CPG) entitled ``Sec. 110.310 Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.''
Draft Compliance Policy Guide; “Sec. 110.310 Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002;” Availability
Document Number: E8-26281
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) entitled ``Sec. 110.310 Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.'' The draft CPG provides written guidance to FDA's and Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) staff on enforcement of section 307 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) and the agency's implementing regulations, which require prior notice for food imported or offered for import into the United States. The final rule entitled ``Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002'' is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.