Health Resources and Services Administration September 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Part F AIDS Education and Training Centers
Document Number: 2017-20687
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
This non-competitive supplemental funding award will provide a phone consultation line staffed by clinicians dedicated to providing technical support and real-time clinical consultation to health professionals who treat people living with HIV (PLWH) who are coinfected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Notice of Non-Competitive, Supplemental Funding Award for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Special Projects of National Significance
Document Number: 2017-20544
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
This non-competitive award will provide Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) supplemental funding to the Jurisdictional Approach to Curing Hepatitis C among HIV/HCV Coinfected People of ColorEvaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC), RAND Corporation. This supplemental funding will allow RAND Corporation to provide evaluation and technical assistance to cooperative agreement recipients and subrecipient clinical sites under HRSA-17-047 Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV.
Single-Award Deviations From Competition Requirements: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
Document Number: 2017-20543
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA announces the award of a supplement of $50,000 for the PECARN cooperative agreement. The supplement will permit the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, the cooperative agreement recipient to support its oversight of the operation of PECARN as the Chair for 2017-2018.
Non-competitive Fiscal Year 2017 Supplemental Funding Award Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Part F Special Projects of National Significance
Document Number: 2017-20541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
This non-competitive supplemental award to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) for the Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations initiative, will support the costs of analysis, publication, and dissemination of findings and best practices learned from the initiative.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2017-20540
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, 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 the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS 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.
Challenge Competition: Improving Remote Monitoring of Pregnancy
Document Number: 2017-20539
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces a prize competition to support the development and testing of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to improve the ability of prenatal care providers to monitor the health and wellbeing of pregnant women remotely, especially women who live in rural and medically-underserved areas who have limited access to on-site prenatal care. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. This challenge, structured in three phases, will reach a diverse population of innovators and problem solvers including families, coders, public health experts, community leaders, individuals affiliated with academic institutions, research and development communities in the private sector, and others. All submissions will be evaluated; separate prizes will be awarded for each of the three phases below.
Challenge Competition: Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families and Communities
Document Number: 2017-20537
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces a prize competition to support the development of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to promote healthy weight for low-income children and families in the socio-cultural and environmental contexts of their communities. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. This challenge, structured in three phases, will reach a diverse population of innovators and problem solvers, including families, coders, public health experts, community leaders, individuals affiliated with academic institutions, research and development communities in the private sector, and others. All submissions will be evaluated and separate prizes will be awarded for each of the three phases below.
COMPETES Reauthorization Act Challenge Competition
Document Number: 2017-20536
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces a prize competition to support the development and testing of low-cost, scalable technology-based innovations to meet the needs of families and health care providers of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), particularly children with medical complexity (CMC), to improve the quality of care, patient empowerment, and family experiences while saving costs to the health care system.
COMPETES Reauthorization Act Challenge Competition
Document Number: 2017-20535
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces a prize competition for the Improving Care for Children and YouthIncentive Prize. MCHB is sponsoring the Improving Care for Children and Youth challenge to spur innovative solutions to overcoming barriers to accessing health care and high-quality services faced by families. This challenge will reward the development and testing of scalable innovations that improve care for children and youth.
Notice of Single-Award Deviation From Competition Requirements for the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Newborn Screening Program at the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Document Number: 2017-20116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA announces the award of an extension in the amount of $2,000,000 for the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Newborn Screening program at the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF). The extension will allow JMF, the cooperative agreement recipient, during the budget period of May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018, to provide technical assistance and support to states for the implementation of population based newborn screening for SCID.
Notice of Availability of Final Policy Document
Document Number: 2017-19938
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Center Program Compliance Manual (Compliance Manual) has been developed as a comprehensive, significantly streamlined, and web-based guidance document to assist health centers in understanding and demonstrating compliance with Health Center Program requirements. As such, this guidance document will reduce burden for current and prospective health centers and look-alikes and further strengthen HRSA's oversight of the Health Center and Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Programs. It also responds to recommendations contained within the Government Accountability Office report, Health Center Program: Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Grantee Compliance with Requirements, GAO-12-546, for increased transparency, clarity, and consistency in Health Center Program oversight. The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) released a draft Compliance Manual on August 23, 2016, for a 90-day public comment period. Individuals and groups submitted over 700 comments regarding the draft Compliance Manual. After thorough review and consideration of all comments received, HRSA made a substantial number of updates to the Compliance Manual to incorporate suggestions and requests for further clarification. HRSA has also posted a summary of comments for each corresponding section and chapter of the Compliance Manual and HRSA's responses to these comments. HRSA's ``Summary of Comments and HRSA Responses on the Draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual'' is available online at https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/pdf/ healthcentercompliancemanual-comments.pdf. The Compliance Manual, which was effective August 28, 2017, is available online at https:// bphc.hrsa.gov/programrequirements/pdf/healthcentercompliancem anual.pdf. All Health Center Program non-regulatory policy issuances that remain in effect after release of the Compliance Manual are listed in Appendix A of the Compliance Manual. With the exception of these policies, the Compliance Manual supersedes other previous Health Center Program non- regulatory policy issuances related to Health Center Program compliance or eligibility requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Poison Help General Population Survey, OMB No. 0915-0343, Reinstatement
Document Number: 2017-19608
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. The ICR is for reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0915-0343 that expired on May 31, 2014. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners-45 CFR Part 60 Regulations and Forms, OMB No. 0915-0126-Revision
Document Number: 2017-19252
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
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.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2017-18567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, 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 the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of HHS 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.