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

Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2014-27231
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking final action to amend its regulation that sets forth the VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation is amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. This removes a barrier that may have previously discouraged veterans from choosing to use mental health peer support services as a viable care option. VA believes that mental health peer support services are a valuable resource for veterans with mental health conditions and wants to ensure that veterans take full advantage of all resources available to them.
Exempting Mental Health Peer Support Services From Copayments
Document Number: 2014-27230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulation that sets forth the VA services that are not subject to copayment requirements for inpatient hospital care or outpatient medical care. Specifically, the regulation would be amended to exempt mental health peer support services from having any required copayment. This would remove a barrier that may have previously discouraged veterans from choosing to use mental health peer support services as a viable care option. VA believes that mental health peer support services are a valuable resource for veterans with mental health conditions and wants to ensure that veterans take full advantage of all resources available to them.
Publication of Technology Task Force Review of Scheduling System and Software of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2014-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish a report of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's review of VA's health care scheduling system and software. This Federal Register Notice announces VA's publication of the Council's report.
Proposed Information Collection (National Practioner Data Bank (NPDB) Regulations) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27849
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Agency Information Collection-Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Verification Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27855
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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 OSDBU, 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.
Agency Information Collection-(CVE Site Inspection) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27854
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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 OSDBU, 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.
Proposed Information Collection (Security for Government Financing) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 30 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine if the contractor has adequate security to warrant payment in advance.
Proposed Information Collection (VA Form 10-21081 Bereaved Family Member Satisfactory Survey) Activity: Comment Request.
Document Number: 2014-27852
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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 extension collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Animals on VA Property
Document Number: 2014-27629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. Current VA regulation authorizes the presence of seeing-eye dogs on VA property and other animals as authorized at the discretion of a VA facility head or designee. However, applicable Federal law authorizes the presence of guide dogs and other service animals when these animals accompany individuals with disabilities seeking admittance to buildings or property owned or operated by the Federal Government. This proposed rule would expand the current VA regulation to be consistent with applicable Federal law, and would clarify the authority of a VA facility head or designee to allow nonservice animals to be present on VA property.
Wait-Time Goals of the Department for the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2014-27581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In an interim final rule published by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implementing the Veterans Choice Program (``the Program'') authorized by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, VA established start dates for participation in the Program for different groups of veterans depending upon their basis of eligibility to participate in the Program. In those regulations, VA stated that veterans who are eligible based upon being unable to schedule an appointment within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration, will be able to start receiving hospital care and medical services under the Program no later than December 5, 2014. VA also stated that if the start date for these veterans would be sooner than December 5, 2014, VA would publish a notice in the Federal Register advising the public of the faster implementation schedule. This Notice announces that November 17, 2014, is the start date for veterans eligible to participate in the Program.
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Matching Program
Document Number: 2014-27500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a recurring computer matching program matching Department of Justice, Bureau of Prison (BOP), inmate records with VA pension, compensation, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) records. The goal of this match is to identify incarcerated veterans and beneficiaries who are receiving VA benefits, and to reduce or terminate benefits, if appropriate. The match will include records of current VA beneficiaries.
Agency Information Collection (Report of Income From Property or Business) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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 (Supporting Statement for VA Form 10-8678 Application for Annual Clothing Allowance); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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 extension collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Proposed Information Collection (Claim for Credit of Annual Leave) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources Management (HRM), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process current and former employee's claims for restored annual leave charged on a non-workday while on military active duty.
Agency Information Collection (Request for Transportation Expense Reimbursement): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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 (Election To Apply Selected Reserve Services to Either Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty or to the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-27020
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Technical Corrections to Medical Regulations Based on Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-26954
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations by making technical corrections to conform to the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996 (Act of 1996). Currently VA regulations read that veterans receive only VA hospital care to treat medical conditions of eligible veterans. We are amending our regulation to clarify that VA provides hospital care and medical services to eligible veterans.
Designee for Patient Personal Property
Document Number: 2014-26953
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation that governs a competent veteran's designation of a person to receive the veteran's funds and personal effects in the event that such veteran was to die while in a VA field facility. We are eliminating reference to an obsolete VA form, clarifying the role of a VA fiduciary for an incompetent veteran-patient, as well as restructuring the current regulation for ease of readability.
Agency Information Collection (Disability Benefits Questionnaires-Group 3) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-26767
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
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 (Child Care Subsidy) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-26725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources Management (HRM), 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 revised collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine VA employees' eligibility to participate in VA's child care subsidy program.
Proposed Information Collection (Complaint of Employment Discrimination) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-26722
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources and Administration (HRA), 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 information needed to process a complaint of employment discrimination.
Agency Information Collection (Report of Accidental Injury in Support of Claim for Compensation or Pension/Statement of Witness to Accident): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-26719
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
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 (Supporting Statement for VA Preparedness Communications Survey) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-26718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution.
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2014-26316
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations concerning its authority for eligible veterans to receive care from non-VA entities and providers. The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 directs VA to establish a program to furnish hospital care and medical services through non-VA health care providers to veterans who either cannot be seen within the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration or who qualify based on their place of residence (hereafter referred to as the Veterans Choice Program, or the ``Program''). The law also requires VA to publish an interim final rule establishing this program. This interim final rule defines the parameters of the Veterans Choice Program, and clarifies aspects affecting veterans and the non-VA providers who will furnish hospital care and medical services through the Veterans Choice Program.
Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program
Document Number: 2014-26274
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to publish wait times for the scheduling of appointments in each VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and hospital care and medical services. This Federal Register Notice announces VA's publication of the wait times.
Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 2014-26148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).