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

Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics
Document Number: 2013-19099
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis
Document Number: 2013-19089
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institutes of Health, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2013, Volume 78, Number 101, Pages 31568-31569 and allowed 60-days for public comment. One public comment was received; in this comment, a request was made for access to any data that is collected on autism projects that are funded. This comment was considered, but it did not result in alteration to the data collection or data management process because steps are already in place to make the data publicly accessible via an online Web Tool on the IACC Web site. No comments that specifically addressed cost and hour burden were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: National Institute of Mental Health Data Access Request and Use Certification
Document Number: 2013-19072
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institutes of Health, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2013, Volume 78, Number 102, Pages 31947-31948 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. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 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 October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: NIH Desk Officer.
Medicare Program; Revised Process for Making National Coverage Determinations
Document Number: 2013-19060
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice updates the process we use for opening, deciding or reconsidering national coverage determinations (NCDs) under the Social Security Act (the Act). It addresses external requests and internal reviews for new NCDs or for reconsideration of existing NCDs. The notice further outlines an expedited administrative process to remove certain NCDs, thereby enabling local Medicare contractors to determine coverage under the Act. This notice does not alter or amend our regulations that establish rules related to the administrative review of NCDs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19058
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice of a Department of Health and Human Services Public Meeting and Request for Comments on Matters Related to the Protection of Human Subjects and Research Studying Standard of Care Interventions; Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
On June 26, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the Federal Register an announcement of a public meeting to be held on August 28, 2013, to discuss how certain provisions of the HHS protection of human subjects should be applied to research studying one or more interventions which are used as standard of care treatment in the non-research context (78 FR 38343). In the June 26, 2013 meeting announcement, HHS stated that presenters will be scheduled to speak at the public meeting in the order in which they register. Notice is hereby provided that HHS may group presenters according to the topic of their presentation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Waiver Applications
Document Number: 2013-19053
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Waiver Applications'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Retrospective Review of Draft Guidance Documents Issued Before 2010; Withdrawal of Guidances
Document Number: 2013-19051
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an initiative in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) involving the review of draft guidance documents issued before 2010 to determine their status, and to decide whether those guidances should be withdrawn, revised, or finalized with only minor changes. Guidances that are no longer up to date, and for which more current information is available, will be withdrawn. Guidances that reflect CDER's current thinking, CDER will decide whether to revise or finalize. This notice describes CDER's initiative, announces the first group of guidances to be withdrawn, describes in general terms draft guidances under consideration for revision or finalization, and explains how CDER is making this process as transparent as possible.
Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2013-19018
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
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 ``Minimizing Risk for Children's Toy Laser Products.'' This draft guidance is to inform manufacturers of laser products, FDA headquarters and field personnel, and the public of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's (CDRH) proposed approach on the safety of toy laser products. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2013-12; HHS Computer Match No. 1307; SSA Computer Match No. 1097-1899
Document Number: 2013-19014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice announces the establishment of a CMP that CMS plans to conduct with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Privacy Act of 1974; CMS Computer Match No. 2013-02; HHS Computer Match No. 1306; DoD-DMDC Match No. 12
Document Number: 2013-19013
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, this notice establishes a CMP that CMS plans to conduct with the Department of Defense (DoD).
Guidance for Industry on Oversight of Clinical Investigations-A Risk-Based Approach to Monitoring; Availability
Document Number: 2013-19004
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Oversight of Clinical InvestigationsA Risk-Based Approach to Monitoring.'' This guidance assists sponsors in developing risk-based monitoring strategies and plans for clinical investigations of human drugs, biologics, medical devices, and combinations thereof. The overarching goal of this guidance is to enhance human subject protection and the quality of clinical trial data by focusing sponsor oversight on the most important aspects of study conduct and reporting. The guidance makes clear that sponsors can use a variety of approaches to meet their responsibilities for monitoring investigational new drug or investigational device exemption studies.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-18990
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-18962
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2013-18961
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Medicare Program; FY 2014 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update; Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements; and Updates on Payment Reform
Document Number: 2013-18838
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This final rule updates the hospice payment rates and the wage index for fiscal year (FY) 2014, and continues the phase out of the wage index budget neutrality adjustment factor (BNAF). Including the FY 2014 15 percent BNAF reduction, the total 5 year cumulative BNAF reduction in FY 2014 will be 70 percent. The BNAF phase-out will continue with successive 15 percent reductions in FY 2015 and FY 2016. This final rule also clarifies how hospices are to report diagnoses on hospice claims, and provides updates to the public on hospice payment reform. Additionally, this final rule changes the requirements for the hospice quality reporting program by discontinuing currently reported measures and implementing a Hospice Item Set with seven National Quality Forum (NFQ) endorsed measures beginning July 1, 2014, as proposed. Finally, this final rule will implement the hospice Experience of Care Survey on January 1, 2015, as proposed.
Purdue Pharma L.P.; Withdrawal of Approval of a New Drug Application for Oxycontin
Document Number: 2013-18694
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval of a new drug application (NDA) for OXYCONTIN (oxycodone hydrochloride) Extended-Release Tablets, held by Purdue Pharma L.P. (Purdue), One Stamford Forum, Stamford, CT 06901-3431. Purdue has voluntarily requested that approval of this application (NDA 20-553) be withdrawn and has waived its opportunity for a hearing.