Department of Veterans Affairs March 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07062
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-06902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06822
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
Notice of Funds Availability for Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas; Extension of Application Deadline
Document Number: 2014-06630
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This notice extends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) application deadline for funds available under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. VA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on July 9, 2013 (78 FR 41195) to announce the availability of funds for applications beginning July 9, 2013 through September 9, 2013, 4 p.m. eastern standard time. A subsequent notice was published in the Federal Register (78 FR 72753) on December 3, 2013 announcing a NOFA extension until February 3. 2014. The NOFA includes eligibility and scoring criteria for grants to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA and non-VA facilities and otherwise assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care. To allow applicants more time to complete the application process, VA is again extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on May 27, 2014.
Payment for Home Health Services and Hospice Care to Non-VA Providers; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2014-06470
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2013 (78 FR 68364), a notification delaying the effective date of a final rule that amends the payment methodology for providers of home health services and hospice care. That notification changed the effective date from November 15, 2013, to April 1, 2014. We are now delaying until June 1, 2014, the effective date of the final rule at 78 FR 26250.
Public Availability of the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-06440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on VA service contract actions over $25,000 made in FY 2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, and updated on December 19, 2011, by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/s ervice- contract-inventory-guidance.pdf. VA has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the VA homepage at the following link: http://www.va.gov/oal/business/pps/scaInventory.asp.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program: Changes Related to the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012
Document Number: 2014-06378
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation to reflect a change made by the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. If a veteran has been displaced as the result of a natural or other disaster while being paid an allowance, referred to as an employment adjustment allowance, this Act allows the extension of the allowance. This amendment is necessary to conform the regulation to the statutory provision.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-06356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection: The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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 collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to obtain an accurate and comprehensive assessment of satisfaction of patients who receive mental health care services and on outcomes for Veterans who seek mental health treatment from VHA. Data will allow the program office to ensure that the target audience is being reached, effective treatments are being offered, and tangible, quantitative results are being measured and tracked for continual program improvement.
Proposed Information Collection (Regulation for Submission of Evidence); Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to collect or recover cost for medical care or services provided or furnished to veterans with non-service- connected conditions.
Criteria for a Catastrophically Disabled Determination for Purposes of Enrollment; Correction
Document Number: 2014-06222
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2013, a document amending its regulation concerning the manner in which VA determines that a veteran is catastrophically disabled for purposes of enrollment in priority group 4 for VA health care. The Regulation Identifier Number, 2900-AO21, in the heading was typed incorrectly. This document corrects the Regulation Identifier Number.
Agency Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-06144
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Quarterly Report of State Approving Agency Activities) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06143
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to accurately reimburse State Approving Agencies (SAAs) for expenses incurred in the approval and supervision of education and training programs.
Agency Information Collection (Insurance Deduction Authorization (For Deduction From Benefit Payments)) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-06142
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-06108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
VA Dental Insurance Program-Federalism
Document Number: 2014-05912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is withdrawing VA's proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013, to amend its regulations related to the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), a pilot program to offer premium-based dental insurance to enrolled veterans and certain survivors and dependents of veterans. Specifically, this rule would have added language to clarify the limited preemptive effect of certain criteria in the VADIP regulations. VA received no comments concerning the proposed rule or its companion substantially identical direct final rule published on October 22, 2013, in the Federal Register. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are confirming that the direct final rule became effective on December 23, 2013. Accordingly, this document withdraws as unnecessary the proposed rule.
VA Dental Insurance Program-Federalism
Document Number: 2014-05911
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register on October 22, 2013, amending its regulations related to the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), a pilot program to offer premium-based dental insurance to enrolled veterans and certain survivors and dependents of veterans. Specifically, this rule adds language to clarify the limited preemptive effect of certain criteria in the VADIP regulations. VA received no comments concerning this rule or its companion substantially identical proposed rule published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013. This document confirms that the direct final rule became effective on December 23, 2013. In a companion document in this issue of the Federal Register, we are withdrawing as unnecessary the proposed rule.
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-05901
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Disclosures to Participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Document Number: 2014-05691
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule published in the Federal Register that amended the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations concerning the sharing of certain patient information in order to implement VA's authority to participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-05584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel
Document Number: 2014-05580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 203 of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-40), dated May 7, 1991, revised the disciplinary grievance and appeal procedures for employees appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(1). It also required the periodic designation of employees of the Department who are qualified to serve on Disciplinary Appeals Boards. These employees constitute the Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel from which Board members in a case are appointed. This notice announces that the roster of employees on the Panel is available for review and comment. Employees, employee organizations, and other interested parties shall be provided, without charge, a list of the names of employees on the Panel upon request and may submit comments concerning the suitability for service on the Panel of any employee whose name is on the list.
Proposed Information Collection (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State Homes (38 CFR part 51) and Per Diem for Adult Day Care of Veterans in State Homes (38 CFR Part 52)) Activity; Comment Request; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2014-05297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on July 31, 2013, at 78 FR 147, announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. The notice solicited comments on forms associated with 38 CFR parts 51 and 52, relating to per diem payments for certain services provided for residents of state-sponsored Veterans homes. With respect to the collection of information in that notice, we are withdrawing our request for comments because of the need to reassess the burden on the public associated with the respective forms. This document withdraws the Notice at 78 FR 147 (July 31, 2013).
Agency Information Collection (VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-05203
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
GI Bill Trademark Terms of Use
Document Number: 2014-05110
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public of the terms of use for the GI Bill Trademark. The trademark is to protect Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible family members and survivors eligible for GI Bill educational benefits from schools that mislead with deceptive promotional efforts, targeting those benefits for monetary gain.
Proposed Information Collection (Bowel and Bladder Care Billing Form) Activity; Comment Request; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2014-04967
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on January 17, 2014, at 79 FR 3276, announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. The notice solicited comments on information required for National Non-VA Medical Care Program Office to pay eligible caregivers for time spent providing eligible Veterans with specifically defined services such as: bowel and bladder care, showering, shaving, brushing teeth, dressing, transferring to wheelchair, catheterization, undressing, transferring to bed, putting away clothes, etc. With respect to the collection of information in that notice, we are withdrawing our request for comments because of implementation constraints in the use of the form limiting the ability to operationalize at this time. This document withdraws the Notices at 78 FR 52824 (August 26, 2013) and 79 FR 3276 (January 17, 2014).
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Discontinuance of Annual Financial Assessments-Implementation
Document Number: 2014-04686
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a Notice in the Federal Register on October 25, 2013 (78 FR 64065), announcing that we intended to change financial reporting practices requiring annual financial assessments from certain veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. On December 30, 2013 (78 FR 79564), VA announced that it was postponing implementation of this change until a date to be determined, due to delays in modifying computer software. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties that the first phase of this change will be implemented no later than March 31, 2014.
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses;
Document Number: 2014-04572
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs