Department of Health and Human Services January 7, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-00033
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-00032
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-00030
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-00029
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443-1984. Information Collection Request Title: HRSA Environmental Information and Documentation (EID) (OMB No. 0915-0324)Revision
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-00028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy
Document Number: 2013-00027
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Standards Subcommittee
Document Number: 2013-00011
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2013-00010
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Paul J. Muchowski, Ph.D., The J. David Gladstone Institutes: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by The J. David Gladstone Institutes (Gladstone) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Paul J. Muchowski, former Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Gladstone, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 NS054753-06A1. ORI found that the Respondent engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and fabricating data that was included in one (1) funded NIH grant R01 NS054753-06A1 and two (2) submitted NIH grant applications R01 NS054753-06 and R01 NS047237-06. Specifically, ORI finds that the Respondent knowingly and intentionally: Falsely reported research experiments when the results did not exist at the time the grant applications were submitted. Specifically: [rtrif] in Figures 19-21 and related text of grant application R01 NS047237-06, the Respondent claimed he had successfully transduced human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells expressing [alpha]-synuclein ([alpha]Syn) with lentiviruses containing small hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) that targeted Cog6, Stx7, Vps52, or Vps33a. The Respondent reported lentiviral expressed Cog6 significantly exacerbated [alpha]-Syn toxicity in SH-SY5Y cells, when only plasmid shRNAs were generated and utilized at the time the grant application was submitted. [rtrif] in Figure 5 and the accompanying text of grant R01 NS054753-06A1, the Respondent described the insertion of toxic and inert mutant huntingtin (htt) fragments into maltose binding protein- Htt-Cerulean constructs with a nonpathogenic (25Q) or pathogenic (46Q) polyQ repeat, with and without Cerulean. The modified proteins were claimed to have been purified, when the constructs had not been made at the time the grant was submitted. [rtrif] in Figures 5 and 6 and the accompanying text of grant R01 NS054753-06A1, the Respondent claimed to have cloned toxic and inert mutant htt fragments into lentiviral constructs and generated lentiviruses, when the constructs were not made. [rtrif] in Figure 6 and related text in grant R01 NS054753-06A1, the Respondent claimed to have tested immunoblots of lysates from primary neurons with an antibody against mutant htt, which demonstrated that levels of htt expression in transduced cells were roughly equivalent to levels in normal neurons, when the experiment was not conducted. Falsified Figure 3 of grant application R01 NS054753-06 by labeling the Western blot images for the expression of mutant htt in lentiviral-transduced primary neurons as `Cortex' (left panel) and `Striatum' (right panel), when the results were actually from the microglial cell lines N9 and BV2, respectively. Dr. Muchowski has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and has voluntarily agreed for a period of two (2) years, beginning on December 10, 2012: (1) To have his research supervised; Respondent agreed that prior to the submission of an application for PHS support for a research project on which his participation is proposed and prior to his participation in any capacity on PHS-supported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of his duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of his research contribution; he agreed that he shall not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agreed to maintain responsibility for compliance with the agreed upon supervision plan; and (2) to exclude himself voluntarily from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including, but not limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Guidance on Medical Devices: The Pre-Submission Program and Meetings With FDA Staff; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-00009
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
This document withdraws a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notice that published in the Federal Register of December 11, 2012 (77 FR 73662).
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)
Document Number: 2013-00007
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc)
Medical Devices; Availability of Safety and Effectiveness Summaries for Premarket Approval Applications
Document Number: 2013-00004
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of premarket approval applications (PMAs) that have been approved. This list is intended to inform the public of the availability of safety and effectiveness summaries of approved PMAs through the Internet and the Agency's Division of Dockets Management.
Accessible Medical Device Labeling in a Standard Content and Format Public Workshop; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-00003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled ``Accessible Standardized Medical Device Labeling.'' The purpose of this public workshop is to discuss the growing need for medical device labeling to be delivered in a clear, concise, and readily accessible format so that patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers may access and utilize device labeling as efficiently and effectively as possible. This public workshop aims to engage stakeholders in active discussion with FDA and to encourage public comments regarding standard content and format for medical device labeling and the use of a repository containing medical device labeling.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-31592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
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: ``Pilot Test of the Proposed Value and Efficiency Surveys and Communicating About Value Checklist.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-31591
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-07
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: ``Using Health Information Technology in Practice Redesign: Impact of Health Information Technology on Workflow.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 31st, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.