Department of Veterans Affairs 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Commission on Care; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23576
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Publication of Choice Act Section 201 Independent Assessments
Document Number: 2015-23449
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Commission on Care, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and the House Veterans' Affairs Committee have received the final report on the independent assessment of VA health care processes as required under Section 201 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA). This Notice announces the public release of the report, entitled Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Process of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Independent Assessment Report), on a VA Web site.
Loan Guaranty-Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-23280
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This rule adopts as final, without change, a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations to provide grants for the development of new assistive technologies for use in specially adapted housing for eligible veterans or servicemembers. The Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 authorizes VA to provide grants of up to $200,000 per fiscal year to persons or entities to encourage the development of specially adapted housing assistive technologies. This final rule implements changes to VA regulations to clarify the process, the criteria, and the priorities relating to the award of these research and development grants.
Copayments for Medications in 2015
Document Number: 2015-23162
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, an interim final rule amending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations to freeze the copayments required for certain medications provided by VA until December 31, 2015. Under that interim final rule, copayment amounts were maintained at the same rates as they were in 2014 (which were $8 for veterans in priority groups 2-6 and $9 for veterans in priority groups 7 and 8), and would have increased based on the prescription drug component of the Medical Consumer Price Index (CPI-P) on January 1, 2016. This final rule extends the current freeze for copayments through December 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection (Survey of Health Care Experiences Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-23025
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
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 Health Administration (VHA), 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-23023
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Proposed Information Collection (VHA Homeless Programs Project CHALENG (Community Homelessess Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups) for Veterans)
Document Number: 2015-16951
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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.
Agency Information Collection (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection) Activities: under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-16950
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 Health Administration (VHA), 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection: Preliminary Independent Living (IL) Assessment, VA Form 28-0791
Document Number: 2015-16949
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 (VA Forms 21P-0847) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16948
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 information needed to determine a claimant's entitlement to possible accrued benefits.
Agency Information Collection (Description of Materials) Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-16947
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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; and it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse & Application for Reinstatement) Activity: Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-16946
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On Friday, May 15, 2015, The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection Notice of Lapse & Application for Reinstatement. This notice (FR Vol. 80, Number 94, May 15, 2015) was published in error; therefore this document corrects that error by withdrawing this FR notice, document number 2015-28050-28051.
Proposed Information Collection (Former Prisoner of War Medical History) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-16905
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
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.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation
Document Number: 2015-16676
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (``the Committee''). In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 546, the Committee advises the Secretary on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. In providing advice to the Secretary, the Committee assembles and reviews relevant information relating to the needs of Veterans with disabilities; provides information relating to the nature and character of the disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces; provides an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of VA's Schedule for Rating Disabilities; and provides ongoing advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation in the future. In carrying out its duties, the Committee takes into special account the needs of Veterans who have served in a theater of combat operations. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities-The Endocrine System
Document Number: 2015-16666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (Rating Schedule) that addresses the endocrine system. The intended effects of these changes are to update medical terminology, add medical conditions not currently in the Rating Schedule, revise the criteria to reflect medical advances since the last revision in 1996, and clarify the criteria.
VA National Academic Affiliations Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-15785
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Certification of Change or Correction of Name Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-586) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-15775
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-26
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.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the San Francisco VA Medical Center Long Range Development Plan
Document Number: 2015-15610
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4331 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Requirements of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and VA's implementing Regulations (38 CFR part 26), VA has considered comments received on the Supplemental Draft EIS and has prepared the Final EIS. The LRDP describes development and construction of patient care buildings, research buildings, business occupancy buildings, and parking structures, as well as retrofitting seismically deficient buildings. The Final EIS identifies and addresses environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-15351
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records, known as ``Health Care Provider Credentialing and Privileging Records-VA'' (77VA10Q) as set forth in the Federal Register 73 FR 16097 dated 3/26/08. VA is amending the system notice by revising the paragraphs on System Number, System Location, Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, and Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety at this time.
Per Diem Paid to States for Care of Eligible Veterans in State Homes; Correction
Document Number: 2015-15503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting and clarifying a proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2015 (80 FR 34794).
Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program; Notice of Funding Availability
Document Number: 2015-15397
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding in fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the 21 currently operational FY 2014 VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need Grant Recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable) to make re-applications for assistance under the Special Need Grant Component of VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. The focus of this NOFA is to encourage applicants to continue to deliver services to the homeless Special Need Veteran population as outlined in their current Special Need application. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-15219
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee was established by the Secretary of the VA pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, to advise the Secretary with respect to the development of a world-class genomic medicine program within the Department, including policies to collect and utilize both genetic and other medical information to promote optimal medical care and research that contribute to the knowledge of diseases prevalent in Veterans. The Committee will be guided by the goal of using genetic information to optimize clinical care of Veterans, and enhance the study and development of diagnostic tests and treatments for diseases of particular relevance to Veterans. Nominations of qualified candidates in the area of genomic medicine from healthcare, academia, and/or other government agencies are being sought to fill vacancies on the Committee.
MyVA Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-15218
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Presumption of Herbicide Exposure and Presumption of Disability During Service for Reservists Presumed Exposed to Herbicide
Document Number: 2015-14995
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation governing individuals presumed to have been exposed to certain herbicides. Specifically, VA is expanding the regulation to include an additional group consisting of individuals who performed service in the Air Force or Air Force Reserve under circumstances in which they had regular and repeated contact with C-123 aircraft known to have been used to spray an herbicide agent (``Agent Orange'') during the Vietnam era. In addition, the regulation will establish a presumption that members of this group who later develop an Agent Orange presumptive condition were disabled during the relevant period of service, thus establishing that this service constituted ``active, naval, military or air service.'' The effect of this action is to presume herbicide exposure for these individuals and to allow individuals who were exposed to herbicides during reserve service to establish veteran status for VA purposes and eligibility for some VA benefits. The need for this action results from a recent decision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to acknowledge that individuals who had regular and repeated exposure to C-123 aircraft that the United States Air Force used to spray the herbicides in Vietnam during Operation Ranch Hand were exposed to Agent Orange.
MyVA Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-15000
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-14999
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Delegations of Authority: Office of Regulation Policy and Management (ORPM)
Document Number: 2015-14959
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations delegating rulemaking authority within the Office of the General Counsel. The amendments reflect current management structure and titles.
Per Diem Paid to States for Care of Eligible Veterans in State Homes
Document Number: 2015-13838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize, update (based on revisions to statutory authority), and clarify its regulations that govern paying per diem to State homes providing nursing home and adult day health care to eligible veterans. The reorganization will improve consistency and clarity throughout these State home programs. We propose to revise the regulations applicable to adult day health care programs of care so that States may establish diverse programs that better meet participants' needs for socialization and maximize their independence. Currently, we require States to operate these programs exclusively using a medical supervision model. We expect that these liberalizing changes would result in an increase in the number of States that have adult day health care programs. We also propose to establish new regulations governing the payment of per diem to State homes providing domiciliary care to eligible veterans, because the current regulations are inadequate. Moreover, we propose to eliminate the regulations governing per diem for State home hospitals because there are no longer any State home hospitals. In general, this rulemaking is consistent with current regulations and policies, and we do not expect that these proposed rules would have a negative impact on State homes; rather, we believe that these proposed regulations would clarify current law and policy, which should improve and simplify the payment of per diem to State homes, and encourage participation in these programs.
Loan Guaranty: Elimination of Redundant Regulations; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2015-13456
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On June 15, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register (75 FR 33704), amending its loan guaranty regulations to eliminate redundancies in the regulations that were a result of a new electronic reporting system. At that time, we failed to update the cross-reference citations within the redesignated sections. On October 22, 2010 (75 FR 65238), Sections 36.4301 through 36.4323(e) were amended to replace the incorrect cross-reference citations with the accurate, updated cross-references. This document corrects the remaining redesignated sections (Sec. 36.4324 through Sec. 36.4393) to contain the correct and updated cross-reference citations. These nonsubstantive changes are made for clarity and accuracy.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities
Document Number: 2015-14142
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Construction and Facilities Management, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department Facilities (``the Committee''). In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 8105, the Committee advises the Secretary on all matters of structural safety in the construction and altering of medical facilities and recommends standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of facilities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Organs of Special Sense and Schedule of Ratings-Eye
Document Number: 2015-13788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the portion of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or rating schedule) that addresses the organs of special sense and schedule of ratingseye. The purpose of these changes is to incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, update current medical terminology, and provide clear evaluation criteria. The proposed rule reflects advances in medical knowledge, recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and comments from subject matter experts and the public garnered as part of a public forum. The public forum, focusing on revisions to the organs of special sense and schedule of ratings for eye disabilities, was held on January 19-20, 2012.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs
Document Number: 2015-13744
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs (herein-after in this section referred to as ``the Committee''). The Committee was established pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 543 to advise the Secretary of VA on administration of Department's prosthetic and special-disabilities programs, coordination of VA and non-VA programs to develop and test prosthetic devices, and coordination of the informational exchange regarding development and testing of prosthetic devices. The Committee will consult with the Secretary on adequate funding and the treatment capacity for those programs.
Veterans Transportation Service
Document Number: 2015-12724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations concerning the transportation of persons for the purposes of examination, treatment, and care. Public Law 112-260, as amended, authorized VA to carry out a program to transport any person to or from a VA facility or other place, among other things, for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care. This authority expires on December 31, 2015. These regulations would provide guidelines for veterans and the public regarding VA's Veterans Transportation Service (VTS).
Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-12369
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in a Federal Register February 19, 2015, that contained an error. The notice incorrectly stated the agency as ``Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs.'' This document corrects the error by correcting the name of the agency.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12212
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 determine accredited service organization representatives' qualifications to represent claimants before VA.
Proposed Information Collection (Awards & ROI) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12201
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA OSDBU 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 new collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to (1) determine the return on investment (ROI) provided by the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal agencies, and small and large business attendees, (2) have a mechanism that allows to share ROI and satisfaction levels with potential attendees in order to make informed decisions regarding their participation in future NVSBEs.
Enhanced-Use Lease of Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property for the Development of Housing Facilities in Chillicothe, Ohio
Document Number: 2015-11898
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to amend the scope and terms of an existing EUL that was entered into on December 30, 2011, for certain land for the purpose of rehabilitating three buildings and developing units of supportive housing for Veterans.
Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11763
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 Operations, Security, and Preparedness, 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 (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance); Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-11750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 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 determine claimants' eligibility to reinstate lapsed Government Life Insurance policy.
Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Korea Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida
Document Number: 2015-11718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the provisions of health care to birth children of Vietnam veterans and veterans of covered service in Korea diagnosed with spina bifida, except for spina bifida occulta, and certain other birth defects. The proposed changes would more clearly define the types of health care VA provides, including day health care and health- related services, which VA would define as homemaker or home health aide services that provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living that have therapeutic value. We would also make changes to the list of health care services that require preauthorization by VA.
Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program Activities: Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-11678
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 Health Administration (VHA), 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.
Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2015-11493
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)) requires that all agencies publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new system of records entitled ``Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)-VA'' (151VA005OP6). This system was previously listed as 151VA005N and was published in the Federal Register/Vol. 73, No. 49/Wednesday, March 12, 2008/Notices. The time elapsed since its original publication requires that a new notice be published as 151VA005OP6.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-11463
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to Proactive Assistive Technology, LLC, 8606 Leighton Dr., Tampa, FL 33614, USA, an exclusive license to practice the following: U.S. Patent Application No. 14/022,532 and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/022,477 which claimed priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/ 744,353, ``Transfer Assist Standbar,'' filed September 25, 2012. Copies of the published patent applications may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation, Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-11390
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs