Health Resources and Services Administration February 13, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance
Document Number: E9-3088
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA has issued Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2009-04, ``Revision to PIN 2003-21: Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,'' to announce a technical revision to PIN 2003-21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application, issued on August 26, 2003. Both PINs are available on HRSA's Web site at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes. Background: HRSA has issued PIN 2009-04, ``Revision to PIN 2003-21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,'' to announce a technical revision to PIN 2003-21: FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application, issued on August 26, 2003. PIN 2003-21 conveys eligibility and compliance requirements of the FQHC Look-Alike Program and instructions for submitting an application for FQHC Look-Alike designation, recertification, and change in scope of project. PIN 2009-04 updates the data submission requirements in PIN 2003-21. Applicants and existing FQHC Look-Alikes should refer to both PINs when preparing applications. Both PINs are available on HRSA's Web site at http:// bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/#lookalikes. PIN 2009-04 reflects the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved extension of information collection (control number 0915-0142) to November 30, 2011. Furthermore, the race and ethnicity data is now collected as two separate data elements in Table 2, Part B, to meet OMB Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity as well as Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (62 FR 36874-36946; 62 FR 58781-9; and OMB Bulletin 00-02). Please note that all information provided regarding race and/or ethnicity will be used only to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory Governing Board requirements set forth in section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Data on race and/or ethnicity collected on this form will not be used as a factor in recommending approval for FQHC Look-Alike designation, recertification, or change in scope of project. PIN 2009-04 provides more detail regarding this modification as well as new Tables that must be included with all application submissions.
Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance
Document Number: E9-3087
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA is publishing a final Agency Guidance (``Policy Information Notice'' (PIN) 2009-02), to describe the policy and processes pertaining to requests from federally-funded health centers to change the scope of their Federal project. The PIN, ``Specialty Services and Health Centers'' Scope of Project,'' and the Agency's ``Response to Public Comments'' are available on the Internet at http:/ /bphc.hrsa.gov.