Department of Health and Human Services July 22, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Office of Child Care Data Collection for ACF-218: FFY 2021 Quality Progress Report (QPR)
Document Number: 2021-15711
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 1-year extension of the form ACF-218: Quality Progress Report (QPR) (OMB #0970-0517, expiration 9/30/2021). There are minor changes requested to the form related to COVID-19 pandemic supplemental funding increases.
Public Health Determination Regarding an Exception for Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children From the Order Suspending the Right To Introduce Certain Persons From Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists
Document Number: 2021-15699
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces an Order excepting unaccompanied noncitizen children (UC) from the Order Suspending the Right to Introduce Certain Persons from Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists, issued on October 13, 2020 (October Order). CDC finds that, at this time, there is appropriate infrastructure in place to protect the children, caregivers, and local communities from elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of the introduction of UC, and U.S. healthcare resources are not significantly impacted by providing UC necessary care. CDC believes the COVID-19-related public health concerns associated with UC introduction can be adequately addressed without the UC being subject to the October Order, thereby permitting the government to better address the humanitarian challenges for these children. Therefore, CDC is fully excepting UC from the October Order, and the Notice regarding the temporary exception of UC published February 17, 2021 is hereby superseded.
Medicare Program; Calendar Year 2021 Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment Advisory for Clinicians-Request for Current Billing Information for Qualifying APM Participants
Document Number: 2021-15652
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This advisory is to alert certain clinicians who are Qualifying APM participants (QPs) and eligible to receive an Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Payment that CMS does not have the current billing information needed to disburse the payment. This advisory provides information to these clinicians on how to update their billing information to receive this payment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-15621
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 3rd, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Portal Registration (OMB No.: 0970-0370)
Document Number: 2021-15614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the ``Child Support Portal Registration,'' with revisions, for an additional three years. OCSE's Child Support Portal (``Portal'') contains applications to assist state child support agencies with administering their programs. Authorized Portal users must register with OCSE to access Portal applications and provide OCSE with certain preferences. The current OMB approval expires on February 28, 2022.
World Trade Center Health Program; Request for Information
Document Number: 2021-15611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is soliciting public comment on the scope of an upcoming funding announcement for FY2022 regarding the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program's research priorities involving WTC survivors. The WTC Health Program's research program helps answer critical questions about potential 9/11-related physical and mental health conditions as well as diagnosing and treating health conditions on the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Performance Improvement and Measurement Systems (PIMS) Measures, OMB No. 0906-0009, Revision
Document Number: 2021-15607
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ACF-901-American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-15606
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new collection, ACF-901American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data. The data collection will provide numbers and characteristics of child care providers receiving ARP Act stabilization grant awards.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children's Public Health System Assessment Surveys, OMB No. 0906-0014, Revision
Document Number: 2021-15598
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; The Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start (New Collection)
Document Number: 2021-15594
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This is a new request for data collection for the Study of Disability Services Coordinators and Inclusion in Head Start. The study aims to provide a nationally representative picture of the Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) workforce, as well as services provided to children with disabilities and their families within these programs and how EHS/HS collaborates with services in the community, including health providers, Local Education Agencies, and Part C. This is the first study of the HS/EHS DSC workforce and will contain three waves of data collection using surveys and qualitative interviews.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children
Document Number: 2021-15569
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In accordance with the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces that the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC or Committee) has scheduled a public meeting to be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, and Friday, August 13, 2021. Information about the ACHDNC and the agenda for this meeting can be found on the ACHDNC website at https://www.hrsa.gov/advisory-committees/heritable- disorders/index.html.
Submission for OMB Review; Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study (OMB #0970-0471)
Document Number: 2021-15568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect information for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Sustainability Study.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2021-15557
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2021-15547
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health