Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Request for Nominations
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill 11 vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Addition of Meningococcal and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines to the Vaccine Injury Table
Through this notice, the Secretary announces that meningococcal (conjugate and polysaccharide) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are covered vaccines under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which provides a system of no-fault compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by covered childhood vaccines. This notice serves to include meningococcal and HPV vaccines as covered vaccines under Category XIV (new vaccines) of the Vaccine Injury Table (Table), which lists the vaccines covered under the VICP. This notice ensures that petitioners may file petitions relating to meningococcal and HPV vaccines with the VICP even before such vaccines are added as separate and distinct categories to the Table through rulemaking.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the Program''), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses Toward Living Organ Donation Proposed Eligibility Guidelines
HRSA is soliciting comments on the proposed eligibility criteria for the Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses toward Living Organ Donations Program. Eligibility criteria were proposed by the program grantee, the Regents of the University of Michigan, to HRSA. HRSA has determined that the proposed eligibility criteria constitute a proper interpretation of the authorizing statute's requirements, including determinations as to which individuals would otherwise be unable to meet the eligible expenses authorized under this Program. HRSA is soliciting public comment on the criteria outlined in this notice. HRSA will consider the comments in light of the authorizing statute and seek feedback from the Regents of the University of Michigan concerning the comments. HRSA will then approve final criteria. The final program eligibility criteria will be posted on the Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses for Living Organ Donation Web site, http://www.livingdonorassistance.org.
Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Document for Comment
HRSA believes that community input is valuable to the development of policies and policy documents related to the implementation of primary health care programs, including the Health Center Program. Therefore, we are requesting comments on the PIN referenced above. After review and consideration of all comments received, the PIN may be amended to incorporate certain recommendations from the public. Once the PIN is finalized, it will be made available on HRSA's Web site, along with the Agency's ``Response to Public Comments.'' That document will summarize the major comments received and describe the Agency's response, including any corresponding changes made to the PIN. Where comments do not result in a revision to the PIN, explanations will be provided.
Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the twelfth meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The meeting will be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 15, 2007, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16, 2007, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The meeting will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged (see below).