Department of Health and Human Services November 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2014-26584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We are requesting an emergency review under 5 CFR Part 1320(a)(2)(i) because public harm is reasonably likely to result if the normal clearance procedures are followed. We are seeking emergency approval for modifications to the information collection request (ICR) currently approved under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0938-1119 in order to collection additional information during the 2015 open enrollment periods from the 14 operational SBMs (including Washington, DC) to enhance the agency's understanding of the demographic makeup of the citizens enrolling in the various health plans as well as the affordability of those plans. Existing collections gather information from the grant awardee to ensure the CMS is able to conduct their statutory oversight responsibilities. The revision to the weekly reporting requirement is necessary to obtain more accurate and consistent enrollment data during the upcoming Open Enrollment Period which begins November 15, 2014. The immediate need for this revision is due to the State-Based Marketplaces (SBM) maturing business processes and the requirement for more precise reporting of comparison data between the first and second years of ACA implementation. The changes to the revised format of the Weekly Report have been presented to all participating states. CMS is requesting an emergency modification to the weekly reporting template in order to capture certain demographic data and information on new versus re-enrolled individuals in accordance with uniform definitions so as not to produce misleading results.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA); Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) Testing
Document Number: 2014-26559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would amend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations to clarify that the waived test categorization applies only to non-automated fecal occult blood tests. In addition, the proposed rule would remove the hemoglobin by copper sulfate method from the list of waived tests if commenters confirm that the method is no longer used.
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
Document Number: 2014-26511
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC)
Document Number: 2014-26510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis Meeting (ACET)
Document Number: 2014-26509
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26479
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26477
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-26475
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-26474
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-26473
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26442
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26420
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26419
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-26418
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-26417
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health