Department of Health and Human Services February 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Guidance on Meetings With Industry and Investigators on the Research and Development of Tobacco Products
Document Number: 2016-02000
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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.
Public Meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Document Number: 2016-01982
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Commission) will conduct its twenty fourth meeting on March 3, 2016. At this teleconference meeting, the Commission will discuss its ongoing development of pedagogical materials to facilitate the integration of bioethics into education in a range of traditional and non-traditional settings.
Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile; Glutaraldehyde
Document Number: 2016-01972
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice, prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), announces the availability of the Toxicological Profile for Glutaraldehyde for review and comment. All toxicological profiles issued as ``Drafts for Public Comment'' represent ATSDR's best efforts to provide important toxicological information on priority hazardous substances. We are seeking public comments and additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of glutaraldehyde for review and potential inclusion in the profile. Comments can include additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of glutaraldehyde. Although ATSDR will consider key studies for this substance 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the profile development process, this Federal Register notice solicits any relevant, additional studies, particularly unpublished data.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 is providing a public comment period for this document as a means to best serve public health and our clients.
Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01936
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) scheduled for January 28 and 29, 2016, is postponed due to inclement weather. This meeting will be rescheduled at a future date.
National Institute of Nursing Research; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01912
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01911
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01909
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01908
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01907
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01906
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01905
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01904
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01903
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Enforcement Policy on National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers Assigned to Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-01892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 for industry and FDA staff entitled ``Enforcement Policy on National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers Assigned to Devices.'' When finalized, this draft document will describe the Agency's intent not to enforce, before September 24, 2021, the prohibition against providing National Health Related Item Code (NHRIC) or National Drug Code (NDC) numbers on device labels and device packages, with respect to certain finished devices manufactured and labeled prior to September 24, 2018. In addition, when finalized, this draft guidance will describe the Agency's intent to continue considering requests for continued use of FDA labeler codes under a system for the issuance of unique device identifiers (UDIs) until September 24, 2018. This draft guidance is not the final version of the guidance nor is it in effect at this time.
List of Highest Priority Devices for Human Factors Review; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``List of Highest Priority Devices for Human Factors Review.'' FDA is issuing this draft guidance document in order to inform medical device manufacturers which device types should have human factors data included in premarket submissions. FDA believes these device types have clear potential for serious harm resulting from use error and that review of human factors data in premarket submissions will help FDA evaluate the safety and effectiveness and substantial equivalence of these devices. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Human Factors Studies and Related Clinical Study Considerations in Combination Product Design and Development; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01888
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry and FDA staff entitled ``Human Factors Studies and Related Clinical Study Considerations in Combination Product Design and Development.'' This document provides guidance to industry and FDA staff on the underlying principles of human factors (HF) studies during the development of combination products. Combination products are comprised of any combination of a drug and a device; a device and a biological product; a biological product and a drug; or a drug, a device, and a biological product.
Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01887
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 ``Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices.'' FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry in following appropriate human factors and usability engineering processes to maximize the likelihood that new medical devices will be safe and effective for the intended users, uses, and use environments. The recommendations in this guidance document are intended to support manufacturers in improving the design of medical devices to minimize potential use errors and resulting harm. FDA believes that these recommendations will enable manufacturers to assess and reduce risks associated with medical device use.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Guidance for Industry on Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Nonprescription Human Drug Products Marketed Without an Approved Application
Document Number: 2016-01885
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 ``Guidance for Industry on Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Nonprescription Human Drug Products Marketed Without an Approved Application'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Postmarketing Adverse Drug Experience Reporting
Document Number: 2016-01884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 ``Postmarketing Adverse Drug Experience Reporting'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Biosimilar User Fee Cover Sheet; Form FDA 3792
Document Number: 2016-01883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
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 ``Biosimilar User Fee Cover Sheet; Form FDA 3792'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Library Address; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2016-01787
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending certain regulations to update the location of references cited in our food regulations. We are taking this action to reflect the transfer of those references from our facility in College Park, MD, to our library at our main campus in Silver Spring, MD. We also are updating certain regulations to reflect the current names for specific FDA offices.
Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations-Revised Benchmark Rebasing Methodology, Facilitating Transition to Performance-Based Risk, and Administrative Finality of Financial Calculations
Document Number: 2016-01748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment if it meets specified quality and savings requirements. This proposed rule addresses changes to the Shared Savings Program that would modify the program's benchmark rebasing methodology to encourage ACOs' continued investment in care coordination and quality improvement, and identifies publicly available data to support modeling and analysis of these proposed changes. In addition, it would streamline the methodology used to adjust an ACO's historical benchmark for changes in its ACO participant composition, offer an alternative participation option to encourage ACOs to enter performance-based risk arrangements earlier in their participation under the program, and establish policies for reopening of payment determinations to make corrections after financial calculations have been performed and ACO shared savings and shared losses for a performance year have been determined.