Department of Health and Human Services December 1, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-28266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice extends the comment period for the October 9, 2014 proposed rule entitled ``Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies'' (79 FR 61164). The comment period for the proposed rule, which would have ended on December 8, 2014, is extended for 30 days.
Fee Schedule for Reference Biological Standards and Biological Preparations
Document Number: 2014-28226
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that HHS/CDC has reviewed and updated its fee schedule for reference biological standards and biological preparations required by OMB Circular A-25, User Charges. This notice also announces current contact information to obtain information on the availability of these products and the fees for these products.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2014-28220
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Seventh Annual Sentinel Initiative; Public Workshop; Amendment of Notice
Document Number: 2014-28196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an amendment to the notice of a public workshop entitled ``Seventh Annual Sentinel Initiative'' to be held on February 5, 2015. The workshop was announced in the Federal Register of October 22, 2014. This amendment reflects the addition of a Comments section and updates an incorrect Web site in the Meeting Materials section.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-28194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0263, which expires on March 31, 2015. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-28193
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-28192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Food Allergen Labeling and Reporting
Document Number: 2014-28185
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Notification of the Intent To Use an Accredited Person Under the Accredited Persons Inspection Program
Document Number: 2014-28184
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Medical Devices; Humanitarian Use Devices
Document Number: 2014-28183
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Eye Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28165
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines
Document Number: 2014-27834
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
To implement the vending machine food labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is establishing requirements for providing calorie declarations for food sold from certain vending machines. This final rule will ensure that calorie information is available for certain food sold from a vending machine that does not permit a prospective purchaser to examine the Nutrition Facts Panel before purchasing the article, or does not otherwise provide visible nutrition information at the point of purchase. The declaration of accurate and clear calorie information for food sold from vending machines will make calorie information available to consumers in a direct and accessible manner to enable consumers to make informed and healthful dietary choices. This final rule applies to certain food from vending machines operated by a person engaged in the business of owning or operating 20 or more vending machines. Vending machine operators not subject to the rules may elect to be subject to the Federal requirements by registering with FDA.
Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments
Document Number: 2014-27833
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
To implement the nutrition labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act or ACA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is requiring disclosure of certain nutrition information for standard menu items in certain restaurants and retail food establishments. The ACA, in part, amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), among other things, to require restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items to provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items, including food on display and self-service food. Under provisions of the ACA, restaurants and similar retail food establishments not otherwise covered by the law may elect to become subject to these Federal requirements by registering every other year with FDA. Providing accurate, clear, and consistent nutrition information, including the calorie content of foods, in restaurants and similar retail food establishments will make such nutrition information available to consumers in a direct and accessible manner to enable consumers to make informed and healthful dietary choices.