Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Funding Opportunity
Document Number: E8-6084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $500,000 (total costs) per year for up to three years to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: TI-08-014. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243. Authority: Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Justification: Only the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is eligible to apply. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking to award a single source grant to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to establish a national mentoring network offering support (clinical updates, evidence-based outcomes and training) free of charge to physicians and other medical professionals in the appropriate use of methadone for the treatment of chronic pain and opioid addiction. SAMHSA is responsible for certifying over 1,000 Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) that use methadone and buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction. This initiative will help address the nation's rise in methadone-associated deaths that has been spurred by misuse/abuse and fatal drug interactions involving methadone. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), methadone poisoning deaths nationwide increased 390% from 786 deaths in 1999 to 3,849 deaths in 2004, and on going data indicate that the number of deaths in many states continued to increase in 2005 and 2006. Thus, prompt and direct implementation of this cooperative agreement is necessary to help ensure public health and safety. To address this healthcare crisis in a timely manner, eligibility for the cooperative agreement is limited to ASAM to establish a national mentoring network and to carry out the dissemination of information and education as it relates to methadone use in the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain. ASAM presently provides a parallel service under a SAMHSA cooperative agreement to operate a Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS) to assist physicians with issues related to office-based treatment of opioid dependence with buprenorphine. As a result, ASAM is in the unique position to have the infrastructure and capacity in place to expeditiously meet the specific and unique needs outlined in this announcement. In addition, ASAM has demonstrated in the past (through the PCSS project) the capability to implement and achieve the goals of this program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Funding Opportunity
Document Number: E8-4892
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $600,000 (total costs) per year for up to three years to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: TI-08-002. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243.
Current List of Laboratories Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Document Number: E8-4213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies Federal agencies of the laboratories currently certified to meet the standards of Subpart C of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908), on September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118), and on April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644). A notice listing all currently certified laboratories is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory's certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end, and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov and http://www.drugfreeworkplace.gov.