Part C Early Intervention Services Grant Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
HRSA will be awarding non-competitively Part C funds to support comprehensive primary care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including primary medical care, laboratory testing, oral health care, outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, specialty and subspecialty care, referrals for health and support services and adherence monitoring/education services to the Rural Health Group in order to ensure continuity of critical HIV medical care and treatment services, and to avoid a disruption of HIV clinical care to clients in Henderson, North Carolina, and the surrounding counties.
Health Care Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) and National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB): Public Posting of Non-Compliant Government Agencies
``Government agencies,'' as defined in section 1128E(g)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(g)(3)), that are not in compliance with the reporting requirements of the HIPDB will have their names published in a report on the HRSA and Data Bank Web sites (http:/ /www.hrsa.gov and http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov) by July 1, 2010. This listing of non-compliant Government agencies will be reviewed and updated on a periodic basis.
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, Procedures for Submitting a Letter of Intent To File Requests for Benefits
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces procedures for submitting a Letter of Intent to File a Request for Benefits under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). The CICP administers the compensation program authorized by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). The PREP Act provides compensation to individuals for serious physical injuries or deaths from pandemic, epidemic, or security countermeasures identified in declarations issued by the Secretary pursuant to section 319F-3(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 247d-6d, 247d- 6e). A PREP Act declaration by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services specifies the countermeasures and the categories of health threats or conditions for which the countermeasures are recommended, the period liability protections are in effect, the population of individuals protected, and the geographic areas for which the protections are in effect.
Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas; Intent To Form Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
As required by Section 5602 of Public Law 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HRSA plans to establish a comprehensive methodology and criteria for Designation of Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) and Primary Care Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) [under sections 330(b)(3) and 332 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, respectively], using a Negotiated Rulemaking process. To do this, HRSA intends to establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).