Department of Health and Human Services March 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2017-04160
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting that an information collection request (ICR) related to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR part 484, be processed under the emergency clearance process associated with 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(i). Public harm is reasonably likely to ensue if the normal, non-emergency clearance procedures are followed. The approval of this information collection package is necessary because in the absence of such approval CMS will be unable to effectively enforce these essential health and safety requirements. Among other things, CMS will be unable to enforce requirements that HHAs must provide a notice of rights to each patient, assure the proper training of home health aides before those aides provide hands-on care to patients, and disclose the names and addresses of all individuals with an ownership or management position so that we can assure that those with a history of fraud are not involved in HHA operations. Being unable to enforce these rules would harm patient health and safety, as well as create risks to the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under the PRA, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed ICR. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this ICR including the necessity and utility of the proposed ICR for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection request revision to the project titled ``Pulmonary Function Testing Course Approval Program.'' Potential sponsors (university, hospital, and private consulting firms) apply to this program to receive NIOSH-approval to conduct training courses that teach technicians to perform spirometry as specified under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cotton Dust Standard, 29 CFR 1020.1043.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2017-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled ``Factors Influencing the Transmission of Influenza.'' This data collection project will help examine the amount of influenza virus in airborne particles produced by subjects with influenza and it relationship to biomarkers in the blood.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection project titled ``Assessing the Infrastructure for Public Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Services.'' The primary goal of this study is to periodically monitor (i.e., every 3 years) STD preventive and treatment services provided by local and state health departments. This will allow CDC to understand the delivery of timely public STD preventive and treatment services to reduce the number of newly acquired STDs and prevent STD-related sequelae.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2017-04043
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-04042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the updated ``CDC WORKSITE HEALTH SCORECARD,'' an organizational assessment and planning tool designed to help employers identify gaps in their health promotion programs and prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04026
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04025
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-04024
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health