Indian Health Service 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 05-24644
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), the IHS has amended and is publishing the proposed alteration of a system of records, System No. 09-17-0001, ``Medical, Health and Billing Records.'' The amended and altered system of records makes only administrative edits and revisions as necessary.
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans
Document Number: 05-24163
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement; New Funding Cycle for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E5-7393
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement; New Funding Cycle for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E5-7280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Albuquerque Area Office (GFC), Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-23659
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Proposed Collection: Indian Health Service Background Investigations of Individuals in Positions Involving Regular Contact With or Control Over Indian Children OPM-306 Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice
Document Number: 05-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection project was published in the August 3, 2005, Federal Register (70 51826) and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted to OMB. PROPOSED COLLECTION: Title: 0917-0028, ``Indian Health Service Background Investigations of Individuals in Positions Involving Regular Contact With or Control Over Indian Children OPM-306''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extention of a currently approved collection which expires November 30, 2005. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection which expires November 30, 2005. Form Number: OF- 306 Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) Indian Health Service Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Positions. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for approval of collection information required by section 408 of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law 101-630, 104 Stat. 4544, 25 U.S.C. 3201-3211. The IHS is required to compile a list of all authorized positions within the IHS where the duties and responsibilities involve regular contact with, or control over, Indian children; and to conduct an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment in a position having regular contact with, or control over, Indian children. Section 3207(b) of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act was amended by Section 814 of S. 3031, the Native American Laws Technical Corrections Act of 2000, which requires that the regulations prescribing the minimum standards of character ensure that none of the individuals appointed to positions involving regular contact with, or control over Indian children have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to any felonious offense, or any of two or more misdemeanor offenses under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution, crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. In addition, 42 U.S.C. 13041 requires each agency of the Federal government and every facility operated by the Federal government (or operated under contract with the Federal government), that hires (or contracts for hire) individuals involved with children under the age of 18 or child care services to assure that all existing and newly-hired employees undergo a criminal history background check. The background is to be initiated through the personnel program of the applicable Federal agency. This section requires employment applications for individuals who are seeking work for an agency of the Federal government, or for a facility or program operated by (or through contract with) the Federal government, in positions involved with the provision to children under the age of 18 or child care services, to contain a question asking whether the individual has ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child. Affected Public: Individual and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Table 1 below provides the following: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour.
Health Professions Preparatory, Health Professions Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 05-22166
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-20584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Proposed Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program; Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice
Document Number: 05-20331
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection list below. This proposed information collection project was published in the August 3, 2005, Federal Register (70 FR 44662) and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extention of a currently approved collection which expires December 31, 2005. Form Number: No reporting forms required. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Payment Program (LRP) identifies health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training education. In exchange, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in IHS health care facilities. Eligible health professionals that wish to apply must submit an application to participate in the program. The application requests personal, demographic and educational training information, including information on the educational loans of the individual for which repayment is being requested (i.e., date, amount, account number, purpose of each loan, interest rate, the current balance, etc). The data collected is needed and used to evaluate applicant eligibility; rank and prioritize applicants by specialty; assign applicants to IHS health care facilities; determine payment amounts and schedules for paying the lending institutions; and to provide data and statistics for program management review and analysis. Affected Public: Individual and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Table 1 below provides the following: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour.
Proposed Information Collection: Final Rule To Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000; Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Notice
Document Number: 05-20330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre- clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. As required by section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Act, the proposed information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The IHS received no comments in response to the 60-day Federal Register notice (70 FR 44663) published on August 3, 2005. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0026, ``Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0026, ``Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000''. Form Number: None. Forms: None. Need and Use of Information Collection: The ``Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000'', Public Law 106-206 (the act), repeals Title III of the Indian Self-Determination Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, (ISDA) and enacts Title V that established a permanent Self-Governance program within DHHS. Thus Indian and Alaska Native Tribes are now able to compact for the operation, control, and redesign of various IHS activities on a permanent basis. The final rule has been negotiated among representatives of Self-Governance and non-Self-Governance Tribes and the DHHS. The final rule included provision governing how DHHS/IHS carries out its responsibility to Indian Tribes under the Act and how Indian Tribes carry out their responsibilities under the Act. As required by section 517(b) of the Act, the Department has developed this final rule with active Tribal participation of Indian Tribes, inter-Tribal consortia, Tribal organizations and individual Tribal members, using the guidance of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq. Health status reporting requirements will be negotiated on an individual Tribal basis and included in individual compacts of funding agreements. Response to the data collection continues to be voluntary; however, submission of the data is essential to participation in the Tribal Self-Governance process. Self-Governance Tribes have the option of participating in the Tribal Self-Governance process. Self-Governance Tribes have the option of participating in a voluntary national uniform data collection effort with the IHS. The department is seeking continued OMB approval of the collection of information identified in the following sections of the regulations: Subpart C-Selection of Tribes for Participation in Self-Governance, Subpart D and E-Compact and Funding Agreement, Subpart N-Construction Projects, and Subpart P-Appeals. Affected Public: Individual Tribes. Type of Respondents: Tribal Representatives. The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection:
National Indian Health Board
Document Number: 05-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces a supplement to the single-source cooperative agreement award to the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for costs in providing advice and technical assistance to the IHS on behalf of federally recognized Tribes in the area of health care policy analysis and program development. The NIHB is a non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the IHS is to work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people to raise their health to the highest level. Under the original cooperative agreement published in the Federal Register, 69 FR 11447, on March 10, 2004, the NIHB assists the IHS in carrying out its mission through access to a broad based consumer network involving the Areas Health Boards or Health Board representatives from each of the 12 IHS Areas. The NIHB communicates with these boards and with Tribes and Tribal organizations in order to raise health of AI/AN people to the highest level. NIHB also disseminates health care information which serves to improve and expand access for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ AN) Tribal Governments to all available health programs in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NIHB assists in the coordination of the Tribal consultation activities associated with formulating the IHS annual budget request. The program supplement to the single-source cooperative agreement is for $321,800 of non-recurring funding for use during the current budget period in effect from 01/01/2005 to 12/31/2005. The annual funding level of this single-source cooperative agreement is approximately $230,000, subject to the availability of appropriations.
National Native American Emergency Medical Services Association
Document Number: 05-17941
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the award of a cooperative agreement that will be funded on a competitive continuing basis to the National Native American Emergency Medical Services Association (NNAEMSA) for a demonstration project to improve emergency medical services for Native American people by improving communications between the IHS and the Native American Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers; by improving communications and information among other federal agencies, professional organizations and Native American EMS providers; and by supporting an Annual Educational Conference. Project Period: The cooperative agreement is for a five-year project period effective on or about September 15, 2005 to September 14, 2010. Amount of Award(s): Total funding for the project is $450,000. Funding in the amount of $90,000.00 is available in FY 2005. Continuation awards within an approved project period will be made on the basis of satisfactory progress as evidenced by required reports and the availability of funds.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service (IHS) Background Investigations of Individuals in Position Involving Regular Contact With or Control Over Indian Children OPM-306.
Document Number: 05-17320
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Department of Health and Human Services, as part of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the IHS is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of current information collection activity to be submitted to the office of Management and Budget for review.
Research and Demonstration Projects for Indian Health
Document Number: 05-16912
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the award of a cooperative agreement to the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) for demonstration project for urban Indian health care education, consultation, health care data dissemination, training, and technical assistance to determine the unmet health care needs of urban Indians and to assist the Secretary in assessing the health status and health care of urban Indians. The project is for a three year project period effective September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2008. Annual funding for the project is $417,000. The award is issued under the authority of the Public Health Service Act, Section 301 and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, Sections 503, 504, and 511, and is listed under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93-933. The specific objectives of the project are: 1. NCUIH will keep the Urban Indian health programs and the IHS informed of items of interest pertaining to the health status and unmet needs of urban Indians and the federal budget process by reviewing activities that have taken place in regard to Indian health care. 2. To disseminate information relative to Title V, local Urban Indian health issues, training opportunities, research instruments, data, budget, NCUIH activities and various forms of technical assistance to the Urban Indian health programs, keeping IHS informed of activities taking place. 3. To disseminate information and respond to all inquiries relative to Title V, local Urban Indian health issues, training opportunities, research instruments, data, budget, NCUIH activities and will issue a quarterly newsletter and develop a web page. 4. To coordinate meetings for the Urban Indian health programs to provide training, technical assistance, and/or updated information addressing the health care needs of Urban Indians. Reporting Requirements: 1. Monthly Activity Report: The organization will provide to the IHS program office a monthly report detailing activities performed for the organization. These activity reports will include: Trip reports for travel in connection to the organization Information on meetings attended by NCUIH regarding Indian health care education activities, and any documentation provided by NCUIH at these meetings Information relative to health status and health care needs of urban Indians in urban centers 2. Program Progress Report: Program progress reports are required semi-annually. These reports will include brief comparison of actual accomplishments to the goals established for the period, reasons for slippage (if applicable), and other pertinent information as required. A final report is to be submitted within 90 days of expiration of the budget/project period. 3. Financial Status Report: Financial status reports are required semi-annually. Standard Form 269 (long form) will be used for financial reporting. A final report must be submitted within 90 days of expiration of the budget/project period. 4. Financial Audit: A financial audit, conducted by an independent auditor will be completed annually for each year within the project period (three). Failure to submit required reports within the time allowed may result in suspension or termination of the active cooperative agreement, withholding of payments or converting to the reimbursement method of payment. Continued failure to submit required reports may result in the imposition of special award provisions, or cause other eligible projects or activities involving the grantee organization not to be funded. Justification for Single Source: This project has been awarded on a non-competitive single source basis. NCUIH is the only nationwide Indian organization that is specifically established to address the health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas with membership consisting of Urban Indian health organizations funded under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 93-437, as amended, and under authority 25 U.S.C. 1652. Furthermore, it is the only nationwide organization for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives supporting the growth of the Urban Indian health care delivery system. Use of Cooperative Agreement: A cooperative agreement has been awarded because of anticipated substantial Programmatic involvement by IHS staff in the project. Substantial programmatic involvement is as follows: 1. IHS staff will participate in the Board of Director meetings. Purposes will be to present the IHS prospectus on current health care issues affecting the Urban Indian people and allow IHS the opportunity to hear the continuing unmet needs of Urban Indians. 2. IHS staff may, at the request of NCUIH, participate on study groups and may recommend topics for consideration. 3. IHS will be involved in the selection and approval process for hiring key personnel. Key personnel are the Executive Director, the Office Administrator, and may include the hiring of major consultants. NCUIH must submit the Executive Director and Office Administrator selection criteria to IHS for approval when there becomes a change in staffing.; 4. IHS will be involved in meetings held by NCUIH. Contacts: For program information, contact Ms. Danielle Steward, Program Specialist, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Office of the Director, Indian Health Service, Reyes Building, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20852, (301) 443-4680. For grants management information, contact Lois Hodge, Grants Management Officer, Division of Grants Operations, Reyes Building, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20852, (301) 443-5204.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified or Altered System
Document Number: 05-16890
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, we are proposing to modify or alter an SOR, ``Health, Medical and Billing Records (formerly known as the Health and Medical Records Systems),'' System No. 09-17-0001. We propose to include contract health service records, as an additional category of individuals covered by the system, which consists of medical records to eligible American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people that supplements the health care resources available with the purchase of medical care and services that are not available within the IHS direct care system which may include, but not limited to, basic and specialty health care services from local and community health care providers, including hospital care, physician services, outpatient care, laboratory, dental, radiology, pharmacy, and transportation services. Under the Purpose of the system, we propose to include several new purposes that are in line with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provisions which were incorporated into the published IHS Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) and to include debt collection activities. We are proposing to modify/alter/delete several published routine uses, as explained, to accommodate for program and statutory changes as indicated: Number 1 is modified/altered by separating the medical treatment, payment and health care operations into two separate routine uses 1 and 2 to include payment, billing, third-party reimbursement and debt collection activities; numbers 3, 4 and 11 are to include business associate agreement language to comply with HIPAA Privacy standards and renumbered as 5, 6 and 12 respectively; number 5 is to include a special requirement notice for sensitive protected health information (PHI) such as alcohol/drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, STD or mental health patient information and renumbered as 7; number 6 is to reflect changes in research disclosures to comply with HIPAA Privacy standards and renumbered as 8; number 7 is to include various cases of abuses, neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence and emphasis on meeting the requirements of 42 CFR part 2 and renumbered as 9; number 8 is to clarify the disclosures regarding suspected cases of child abuse and renumbered as 10; number 9 is modified to include legal proceedings related to administrative claims and the inclusive provision of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Office of General Counsel (OGC) representation in litigation matters and renumbered as 11; number 10 is modified to include business associate agreement language to comply with HIPAA Privacy standards and is renumbered as 5; numbers 12 and 16 are modified and incorporated into one proposed routine use 13 with minor edits; number 14 is modified to reflect the permitted use/ disclosure requirements of 45 CFR 164.502(g) and remains as 14; number 15 is modified with some minor edits to reflect current changes to enable efficient administration of health care operations and planning and delivery of patient medical care and renumbered as 18; and number 16 is being deleted and incorporated into the proposed routine use 13. We propose to add 10 new routine uses to provide disclosures of records when all requirements are met: number 2, to provide disclosure for third-part reimbursement, fiscal intermediary functions and debt collection activities; number 3, to provide disclosures to state Medicaid agencies or other entities acting pursuant to a contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for fraud and abuse control efforts to the extent required by law or under an agreement between IHS and respective state Medicaid agency or other entities; number 16, to an individual having authority to act on behalf of an incompetent individual concerning health care decisions to the extent permitted under 45 CFR 164.502(g); number 17, information may be used or disclosed from an IHS facility directory unless the individual objects to the disclosure and may provide the religious affiliation only to members of the clergy; number 18, information may be disclosed to a relative, a close personal friend, or any other person identified by the individual that is directly relevant to that person's involvement with their care or payment for health care and may be used or disclosed to notify family member, personal representative, or other person responsible for the individual's care, of their location, general condition or death; number 20, to provide records to Federal and non-Federal protection and advocacy organizations for investigating incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with development disabilities as defined in 42 U.S.C. 10801-10805(a)(4) and 42 CFR 51.41-46 to the extent authorized by law and the conditions of 45 CFR 1386.22(a)(2) are met; number 21, disclosure to a correctional institution or a law enforcement official, during the period of time the individual is either an inmate or is otherwise in lawful custody, for the provision of health care to the individual or for health and safety purposes; number 22, disclosure to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for validation of Social Security Number(s) (SSNs) purposes only; number 23, disclosure of relevant health care information may be made to funeral director or representatives of funeral homes to allow for necessary arrangements; number 24, disclosure to a public or private covered entity that is authorized by law or charter to assist in disaster relief efforts. Routine use previously numbered 13 is deleted as being no longer applicable to the system. Routine uses previously numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 15 have been renumbered as 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 19 respectively. The security classification previously reported as ``None'' will remain. We have modified the language in the routine uses to provide clarification to IHS' intention to disclose individual-specific information contained in this system. The routine uses will then be prioritized and reordered according to their usage. We will also take the opportunity to update any sections of the system notice to provide clarity on the changing environment to include for digital records and the initiative of transitioning from a paper-based record to a computerized-based or electronic medical record.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Final Rule To Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000
Document Number: 05-15280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is providing a 60- day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of current information collection activity to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0026, ``Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0026, ``Final Rule to Implement Title V of the Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000''. Form Number: None. Forms: None. Need and Use of Information Collection: The ``Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000'', Pub. L. 106-206 (the act), repeals Title III of the Indian Self-Determination Act, Pub. L. 93-638, as amended, (ISDA) and enacts Title V that established a permanent Self-Governance program within DHHS. Thus, Indian and Alaska Native Tribes are now able to compact for the operation, control, and redesign of various IHS activities on a permanent basis. The final rule has been negotiated among representatives of Self-Governance and non- Self-Governance Tribes and the DHHS. The final rule included provision governing how DHHS/IHS carries out its responsibility to Indian Tribes under the Act and how Indian Tribes carry out their responsibilities under the Act. As required by section 517(b) of the Act, the Department has developed this final rule with active Tribal participation of Indian Tribes, inter-Tribal consortia, Tribal organizations and individual Tribal members, using the guidance of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq. Health status reporting requirements will be negotiated on an individual Tribal basis and included in individual compacts of funding agreements. Response to the data collection continues to be voluntary; however, submission of the data is essential to participation in the Tribal Self-Governance process. Self-Governance Tribes have the option of participating in a voluntary national uniform data collection effort with the IHS. The department is seeking continued OMB approval of the collection of information identified in the following sections of regulations: subpart CSelection of Tribes for Participation in Self-Governance, subpart D and ECompact and Funding Agreement, subpart NConstruction Projects, and Subpart P Appeals. Affected Public: Individual Tribes. Type of Respondents: Tribal representatives. The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection:
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Document Number: 05-15279
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Department of Health and Human Services, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested date can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed extension of current information collection activity to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917- 0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Form Number: None. Forms: The IHS Loan Repayment Program Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) identifies health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training education. In exchange, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in IHS health care facilities. Eligible health professionals that wish to apply must submit an application to participate in the program. The application requests personal, demographic and educational training information, including information on the educational loans of the individual for which repayment is being requested (i.e., date, amount, account number, purpose of each loan, interest rate, the current balance, etc.). The data collected is needed and used to evaluate applicant eligibility; rank and prioritize applicants by speciality; assign applicants to IHS health care facilities; determine payment amounts and schedules for paying the lending institutions; and to provide data and statistics for program management review and analysis. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection:
Tribal Self-Governance Program, Planning Cooperative Agreement, Initial Discretionary Funding Cycle for Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: 05-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Correction
Document Number: 05-10956
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 14, 2005. The document contained eleven erros.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2005
Document Number: 05-10650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Director of Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), Public Law 83-568 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)) and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2005 for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries and Beneficiaries of other Federal Agencies. The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment may be available to the extent that those services meet applicable requirements. Public Law 106-554, dated December 21, 2000, authorized IHS facilities to file Medicare Part B claims with the carrier for payment for physician and certain other practitioner services provided on or after July 1, 2001.
Tribal Management Grant Program; New Discretionary Funding Cycle for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 05-9013
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-9012
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Grants
Document Number: 05-8465
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Correction
Document Number: 05-8473
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 14, 2005. The document contained one error.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Document Number: 05-7460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Injury Prevention Program Announcement Type: New
Document Number: 05-7459
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Health Professions Preparatory, Health Professions Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs; Correction
Document Number: 05-4479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on January 19, 2005. The document contained one error.
Health Professions Preparatory, Health Professions Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs: Correction
Document Number: 05-2971
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on January 19, 2005. The document contained two errors.