Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Office of Dietary Supplements Draft 2016-2021 Strategic Plan
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has initiated a strategic planning process that will culminate in the ODS Strategic Plan for 2016-2021. To assist with this process, the ODS requests input from research communities academic, government, and industryand from other interested parties. The overall purpose of the strategic planning effort is to identify both new opportunities and emerging needs for incorporation in the programmatic efforts of the Office. A draft is available on the ODS Web site at ods.od.nih.gov/StrategicPlan.
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that a meeting is scheduled for Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). This meeting will be open to the public. Information about the ACCV and the agenda for this meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/childhoodvaccines/ index.html.
A Performance Test Protocol for Closed System Transfer Devices Used During Pharmacy Compounding and Administration of Hazardous Drugs
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a public meeting concerning a universal closed system drug- transfer device (CSTD) testing protocol entitled, A Performance Test Protocol for Closed System Transfer Devices Used During Pharmacy Compounding and Administration of Hazardous Drugs, http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh/topics/hazdrug/default.html/. This is an opportunity for public comment on the protocol, the proposed list of surrogates, and to respond to NIOSH questions regarding the protocol. To view the protocol and related materials, visit www.regulations.gov and enter CDC-2016-0090 in the search field and click ``Search.'' Table of Contents
CARA Act's Required Training of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces that it will hold a public meeting on October 1, 2016, to discuss the training requirements for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) that have been stipulated in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The session will be held in Newark, NJ.
Supplement to National Technical Resource Center for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program at the Utah State University
HRSA announces the award of a supplement in the amount of $300,000 for the National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for the Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program cooperative agreement. Funding in future years is contingent upon satisfactory performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds. The purpose of the NTRC is to address new research, approaches, and practice advances in the fields of family engagement, early language acquisition, and early literacy. The supplement will fund Utah State University, the cooperative agreement recipient, during the budget periods of the supplement 4/1/2016-3/31/2020, to respond to changes in research, policy, technology, and practice in the newborn hearing screening field in the areas of family engagement, early language acquisition, and early literacy. Funding in FY 2017, FY 2018, and FY 2019, is contingent upon appropriations, satisfactory performance of the recipient, need, and availability of funds.