Department of Health and Human Services November 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
Document Number: 2017-23816
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH) will hold a meeting conducted as a telephone conference call. This call will be open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public participation and comment. Any individual who wishes to participate in the call should email OMH-ACMH@hhs.gov by December 4, 2017. Instructions regarding participating in the call and how to provide verbal public comments will be given at the time of preregistration. Information about the meeting is available from the designated contact and will be posted on the Web site for the Office of Minority Health (OMH), www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov. Information about ACMH activities can be found on the OMH Web site under the heading About OMH.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23815
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Document Number: 2017-23768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). A notice listing all currently HHS-certified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.samhsa.gov/workplace.
Medical Devices; Immunology and Microbiology Devices; Classification of the BCR-ABL Quantitation Test
Document Number: 2017-23742
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the BCR-ABL quantitation test into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the BCR-ABL quantitation test's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2017-23729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive petition (FAP 2280) proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in feed for swine.
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use)
Document Number: 2017-23728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a food additive petition (animal use) (FAP 2276) proposing that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ethoxyquin in vitamin D formulations, including 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, used in animal food.
Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, and End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program
Document Number: 2017-23671
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This rule updates and makes revisions to the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2018. It also updates the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). This rule also sets forth requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), including for payment years (PYs) 2019 through 2021.