Department of Health and Human Services February 15, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03577
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of NIH Consensus Development Conference: Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-03574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is holding a conference, titled ``Consensus Development Conference: Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.'' The conference will be open to the public.
Submission of OMB Review; Comment Request (30-Day FRN):
Document Number: 2013-03571
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Cancer Institute (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collected below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 20, 2012 (77 FR 58401) 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. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after March 1, 2011, unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Written comments or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response times, should be directed to the Attention: NIH Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact Charles L. Hall, Jr., Chief, Pharmaceutical Management Branch, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of the Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, and Centers, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 7148, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number 301-496-5725 or Email your request, including your address to: Hallch@mail.nih.gov. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days following the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Drug Accountability Report Form and Investigator Registration Procedure in the Conduct of Investigational Trials for the Treatment of Cancer (NCI), OMB No.0925-0613, Expiration Date: 2/28/2013, Revision, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds the National Cancer Institute (NCI) responsible, as a sponsor of investigational drug trials, for the collection of information about the clinical investigators who participate in these trials and to assure the FDA that systems for accountability are being maintained by investigators in its clinical trials program. The information collected is used to identify qualified investigators and to facilitate the submission and distribution of important information relative to the investigational drug and the response of the patient to that drug. Investigators are physicians who specialize in the treatment of patients with cancer. Data obtained from the Drug Accountability Record is used to track the dispensing of investigational anticancer agents from receipt from the NCI to dispensing or administration to patients. NCI and/or its auditors use this information for compliance purposes. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 14,328.
Accreditation and Reaccreditation Process for Firms Under the Third Party Review Program: Part I; Draft Guidance for Industry, Food and Drug Administration Staff, and Third Party Reviewers; Availability
Document Number: 2013-03538
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``Accreditation and Reaccreditation Process for Firms Under the Third Party Review Program: Part I.'' The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), requires FDA to establish and publish criteria to reaccredit or deny reaccreditation to persons accredited by FDA under the FD&C Act to perform premarket review of medical devices. This draft guidance describes the accreditation, reaccreditation, and accreditation withdrawal processes, including criteria that will be considered to accredit, reaccredit, deny accreditation to, and deny reaccreditation to third party reviewers under the Third Party Review Program. The criteria will facilitate international harmonization and, thereby, in the future, allow us to leverage resources with those of regulating bodies in other countries. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-03526
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03525
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center For Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-03524
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-03523
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03522
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Clinical Study Designs for Surgical Ablation Devices for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2013-03487
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled ``Clinical Study Designs for Surgical Ablation Devices for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.'' This guidance provides FDA's recommendations on clinical trial designs for surgical ablation devices intended for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-October Through December 2012
Document Number: 2013-03480
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from October through December 2012, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by CMS.
Medicare Program; Public Meetings in Calendar Year 2013 for All New Public Requests for Revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Coding and Payment Determinations
Document Number: 2013-03479
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the dates, time, and location of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) public meetings to be held in calendar year 2013 to discuss our preliminary coding and payment determinations for all new public requests for revisions to the HCPCS. These meetings provide a forum for interested parties to make oral presentations or to submit written comments in response to preliminary coding and payment determinations. The discussion will be focused on responses to our specific preliminary recommendations and will include all items on the public meeting agenda.
Control of Communicable Disease; Foreign-Requirements for Importers of Nonhuman Primates (NHP)
Document Number: 2013-03064
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is amending regulations for the importation of live nonhuman primates (NHPs) by extending existing requirements for the importation of Macaca fascicularis (cynomolgus), Chlorocebus aethiops (African green), and Macaca mulatta (rhesus) monkeys to all NHPs with the exception of the filovirus testing requirement. Filovirus testing will only be required for Old World NHPs in quarantine that have illness consistent with filovirus infection or that die for any reason other than trauma during quarantine. HHS/CDC is also finalizing a provision to reduce the frequency at which importers of cynomolgus, African green, and rhesus monkeys are required to renew their special permits (from every 180 days to every 2 years). HHS/CDC is incorporating existing guidelines into the regulations and adding new provisions to address the following: NHPs imported as part of an animal act; NHPs imported or transferred by zoological societies; the transfer of NHPs from approved laboratories; and non-live imported NHP products. Finally, HHS/CDC is also requiring that all NHPs be imported only through ports of entry where a HHS/CDC quarantine station is located.