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

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29417
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29322
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29321
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Government-Owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-29319
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development. Foreign patent applications are filed on selected inventions to extend market coverage for companies and may also be available for licensing.
Crabmeat-Fresh and Frozen-Adulteration With Filth, Involving the Presence of Escherichia coli; Compliance Policy Guide; Draft Guidance for Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2014-29314
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for FDA staff entitled ``Compliance Policy Guide CrabmeatFresh and FrozenAdulteration with Filth, Involving the Presence of Escherichia coli.'' The draft Compliance Policy Guide (CPG), when finalized, will update the previously issued ``CPG CrabmeatFresh and FrozenAdulteration with Filth, Involving the Presence of the Organism Escherichia coli.'' This revised draft provides guidance for FDA staff on the level of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in crabmeat at which we may consider the crabmeat to be adulterated with filth.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-29291
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2014-29337
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
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: James P. Warne, Ph.D., University of California San Francisco: Based on an assessment conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the Respondent's admission, and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. James P. Warne, former Senior Scientist, Diabetes Center, UCSF School of Medicine, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants DK080427, DK007161, and DK063720. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by falsifying data that were included in the following two (2) publications and two (2) grant applications:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee Call for Committee Membership Nominations
Document Number: 2014-29323
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)(Department) has created the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and is seeking nominations for this committee.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2014-29295
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
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: H. Rosie Xing, Ph.D., University of Chicago: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Chicago (UC) and additional analysis by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. H. Rosie Xing, former Assistant Professor, UC, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 CA098022. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct (42 CFR 93.103-104) by using images that had been among a set of manipulated images produced while at another institution, which had been found to be false by that institution. ORI found that Respondent falsely reported these images in Figures 1D, 2A, and Supplementary Figures 1B and 1C in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 9:2724-36, 2010. The Respondent does not agree with ORI's finding of research misconduct and asserts that there are extenuating circumstances for her actions. Specifically, ORI found that Respondent: 1. included falsely labeled immunoblots in Figures 1D and 2A as follows: a. Figure 1D (lower panel), representing the total ERK levels in extracts from cells exposed to 15 Gy of gamma radiation for 0-120 minutes, by using results from an unrelated experiment for MAPK levels in extracts from cells exposed to 2, 12, or 20 Gy of gamma irradiation for 1, 5, 20, or 60 minutes b. Figure 2A (KSR1 panel), representing a control Flag-KSR1 immunoblot for extracts of cells transfected with control (TRE), wild- type KSR (KSR-S), or dominant negative inactive KSR (DN-KSR) exposed to no radiation or 5 minutes gamma irradiation, by using results form an unrelated experiment for KSR-transfected cells (KSR-S) irradiated with 0, 2, 5, 20, 15, 20 Gy irradiation c. Figure 2A (ERK panel), representing a control ERK immunoblot for extracts of cells transfected with control (TRE), wild-type KSR (KSR- S), or dominant negative inactive KSR (DN-KSR) exposed to no radiation or 5 minutes gamma irradiation, by using results from an unrelated experiment for KSR-transfected cells (KSR-S) irradiated with 0, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 Gy irradiation 2. included falsified images in Figures 1D, 2A, and Supplementary Figures 1B and 1C by duplicating bands within the figures as follows: a. Figure 1D (top panel) for an immunoblot for p-ERK in A431 cells, by using the same bands to represent cells treated with ionizing radiation for 5 and 10 minutes with the bands for 60 and 90 minutes b. Figure 2A (top) for an in vitro kinase assay for p-GST-Elk-1, by duplicating lanes 2 and 5 to represent the control plasmid (TRE) at 5 minutes post radiation (lane 2) and the dominant negative inactive KSR (DN-KSR) NT lane (lane 5) c. Supplementary Figure 1B (middle panel) for an in vitro kinase assay for p-GST-MEK, by using the same bands to represent cells exposed to 5 and 20 Gy ionizing radiation d. Supplementary Figure 1C (top panel) for an immunoblot for p- MEK1/2, by using the same bands to represent cells exposed to 2 and 20 Gy ionizing radiation Dr. Xing has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement (Agreement) and has voluntarily agreed: (1) that if within three (3) years from the effective date of the Agreement, Respondent receives or applies for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) support, Respondent agrees to have her PHS-supported research supervised for a period of three (3) years beginning on the date of her employment in which she receives or applies for PHS support, and to notify her employer(s)/institution(s) of the terms of this supervision; Respondent agrees that prior to the submission of an application for PHS support for a research project on which the Respondent's participation is proposed and prior to Respondent's participation in any capacity on PHS-supported research, Respondent shall ensure that a plan for supervision of her duties is submitted to ORI for approval; the supervision plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of Respondent's research; Respondent agrees that she shall not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervision plan is submitted to and approved by ORI; Respondent agrees to maintain responsibility for compliance with the agreed upon supervision plan; (2) that if within three (3) years from the effective date of this Agreement, Respondent receives or applies for PHS support, for a period of three (3) years beginning on the date of her employment in which she receives or applies for PHS support, any institution employing her to work on PHS-supported projects shall submit, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHS-supported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived and that the data, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application, report, manuscript, or abstract; and (3) to exclude herself 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 for a period of three (3) years beginning on November 13, 2014.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request Evaluation of the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (NIH OD)
Document Number: 2014-29294
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
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 Institutes of Health (NIH), 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 July 9, 2014, Vol. 79, page 38921, and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received during the 60-day period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The Office of the Director (OD), 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.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-29289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profiles
Document Number: 2014-29258
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the availability of Set 26 Toxicological Profiles for review and comment. Comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of Set 26 substances. Although ATSDR considered key studies for each of these substances during the profile development process, this Federal Register notice solicits any relevant, additional studies, particularly unpublished data. ATSDR will evaluate the quality and relevance of such data or studies for possible inclusion into the profile. ATSDR remains committed to providing a public comment period for this document as a means to best serve public health and our clients. The Set 26 Toxicological Profiles are available online at http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp and http://www.regulations.gov/ #!home, docket ATSDR-2014-0001. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Sec. 104(i)(3),[42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(3)], directs the ATSDR administrator to prepare Toxicological Profiles of priority hazardous substances and, as necessary, to revise and publish each updated toxicological profile.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-29252
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Change of Sponsor; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications
Document Number: 2014-29249
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during September and October 2014. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries of the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable. The animal drug regulations are also being amended to reflect a change of sponsorship of six NADAs and four ANADAs, the voluntary withdrawal of approval of an ANADA, and a correcting amendment.
Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Application; Oxytetracycline
Document Number: 2014-29248
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval of an abbreviated new animal drug application (ANADA) for an oxytetracycline soluble powder used to make medicated drinking water for livestock and poultry. This action is being taken at the sponsor's request because this product is no longer manufactured or marketed.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-29220
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-29219
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2014-29218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29206
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29173
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-29172
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
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 a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. 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.
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29160
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Amended Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29158
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29157
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29156
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Medicare and Medicaid Program; Revisions to Certain Patient's Rights Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage
Document Number: 2014-28268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would revise the applicable conditions of participation (CoPs) for providers, conditions for coverage (CfCs) for suppliers, and requirements for long-term care facilities, to ensure that certain requirements are consistent with the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S.12, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), and HHS policy. Specifically, we propose to revise certain definitions and patient's rights provisions, in order to ensure that same-sex spouses in legally-valid marriages are recognized and afforded equal rights in Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Survey on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Restaurant Facility Types
Document Number: 2014-29065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a survey entitled, ``Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Restaurant Facility Types (2013-2022).''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; MedWatch: The Food and Drug Administration Medical Products Reporting Program
Document Number: 2014-29064
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on revisions to Forms FDA 3500, 3500A, and 3500B used in the FDA Medical Products Reporting Program.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-29047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance on Consultation Procedures: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties
Document Number: 2014-29046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. 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, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the information collection provisions of FDA's consultation procedures for foods derived from new plant varieties, including the information collection provisions in the guidance entitled, ``Guidance on Consultation Procedures: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties,'' and in Form FDA 3665 entitled, ``Final Consultation For Food Derived From a New Plant Variety (Biotechnology Final Consultation),'' which developers may use to prepare the final consultation in a standard format.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2014-29036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Bioequivalence Recommendations for Budesonide Extended-Release Tablets; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2014-29035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Bioequivalence Recommendations for Budesonide Extended-Release Tablets.'' The guidance provides specific recommendations on the design of bioequivalence (BE) studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for budesonide extended-release tablets.
Determination That PFIZERPEN (Penicillin G Potassium) Injection, 1 Million Units/Vial, Was Not Withdrawn From Sale for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness
Document Number: 2014-29034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that PFIZERPEN (penicillin G potassium) Injection, 1 million units/vial, was not withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness. This determination will allow FDA to approve abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for penicillin G potassium injection, 1 million units/vial, if all other legal and regulatory requirements are met.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29021
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2014-29020
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2014-29019
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods Communities of Practice Webinar on Reverse Toxicokinetics; Notice of Public Webinar and Registration Information
Document Number: 2014-29018
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) announces a public webinar ``Reverse Toxicokinetics: Using In Vitro Data to Estimate Exposures that Could Be Associated with Adverse Effects In Vivo.'' The webinar is organized on behalf of ICCVAM by the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) and hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT). Interested persons may participate via Adobe[supreg] ConnectTM. Time is allotted for questions from participants.
Prospective Grant of a Start-Up Exclusive Patent License Agreement: Use of Compounds Covered by Patent Rights for Diagnosis of Human Thyroid Cancer Requiring FDA Premarket Approval or an Equivalent Authority Outside of the United States, and Treatment of Human Thyroid Cancer
Document Number: 2014-29017
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404, that the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of a Start-Up Exclusive Patent License to Nova Therapeutics LLC, a company having a place of business in Delaware, to practice the inventions embodied in the following patent applications:
Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-28933
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Request for Nominations for Voting Members on the Food Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-28889
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for voting members to serve on the Food Advisory Committee, Office of Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.
Patient Counseling Information Section of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products-Content and Format; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2014-28888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Patient Counseling Information Section of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological ProductsContent and Format.'' The recommendations in this guidance are intended to assist applicants in developing the ``Patient Counseling Information'' section of labeling and to help ensure that this section of labeling is clear, useful, informative, and to the extent possible, consistent in content and format. This guidance finalizes the draft guidance issued on September 18, 2013.
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Postponement of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28881
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is postponing the meeting of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory scheduled for December 12, 2014. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register of September 22, 2014 (79 FR 56589). The meeting is postponed from December 12, 2014, until February 20, 2015. The location of the meeting has also changed. Date and Time: The meeting will be held February 20, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hilton/Washington DC North, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The hotel's telephone number is 301-977-8900. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before February 13, 2015. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before February 4, 2015. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by February 6, 2015. Contact Person: Sara Anderson, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1611, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
Ebola Virus Disease Vaccines
Document Number: 2014-28856
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary is issuing a declaration pursuant to section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6d) to provide liability protection for activities related to Ebola Virus Disease Vaccines consistent with the terms of the declaration.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015-2020 Open Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-28855
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Section 3001(c)(3) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, requires the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (developed June 3, 2008; last updated on September 15, 2011) in consultation with other appropriate federal agencies and in collaboration with private and public entities. The Plan was developed in collaboration across multiple federal agencies, and ONC will seek input on the draft Plan from the private sector through the Health IT Policy Committee. This notice serves to announce that the public comment period for the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan is open through Tuesday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern). ONC welcomes and encourages all comments from the public regarding the Plan. In order for your comments to be read and considered, you must submit your comment via http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers- implementers/strategic-plan-public-comments.