Department of Veterans Affairs January 7, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection (National Survey of Women Veterans); Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25660
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to identify the healthcare needs of the women veteran population.
Proposed Information Collection (Informed Consent for Patient Care); Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the disclosure requirements imposed on non-VA physicians to ensure that patients have sufficient information to provide educated and informed consent for medical procedures.
Education: Approval of Accredited Courses for VA Education Benefits
Document Number: E7-25658
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends regulations governing aspects of educational assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove a requirement that had mirrored a former statutory requirement. This final rule reflects a statutory amendment that removed the statutory requirement that educational institutions offering accredited courses must notify VA and the student using VA education benefits of the amount of credit granted for the student's prior education and training.
Dependents' Educational Assistance
Document Number: E7-25657
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation regarding dependents' educational assistance. A recent statutory change provides eligibility for dependents' educational assistance for dependents of servicepersons who meet certain criteria. This final rule is necessary to incorporate statutory amendments into VA regulations.