Department of Veterans Affairs May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-11140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development, Technology Transfer Program, intends to grant to Avicenna Medical, Inc., 3090 Dhu Varren Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, an exclusive license to the know-how documented in VA Invention Disclosure number 2016-186, titled ``Med Rec Tool Plus (Navigator Tool).'' The tool is a series of algorithms, embodied in software applications, to improve medication reconciliation. Currently, medical reconciliation is one of the most onerous and dangerous aspects of discharge (and admission). The tool streamlines the process of medication reconciliation, leaves fewer opportunities for error, and provides the patient with a clear and concise medication list upon discharge.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-11115
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the MyVA Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-11054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Enterprise IntegrationMyVA Task Force, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the MyVA Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs related to the Department's MyVA initiative and VA's ability to rebuild trust with Veterans and other stakeholders, improve service delivery with a focus on Veteran outcomes, and set the course for longer-term excellence and reform of VA. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Longitudinal Study Survey
Document Number: 2017-11016
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service, 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 the notice.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10956
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans' Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee (hereinafter in this section referred to as ``the Committee'').
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Document Number: 2017-10657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 16 currently-operational fiscal year (FY) 2016 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their collaborative VA Special Need partners (as applicable), to enable them to submit renewal 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. This NOFA contains information concerning the program, application process, and amount of funding available.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Study on Provision of Interments in Veterans' Cemeteries During Weekends
Document Number: 2017-10361
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing notice of its agency request for emergency clearance for the ``Study on Provision of Interments in Veterans' Cemeteries during Weekends'' under the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). In response to the requirements of Public Law 114-315, enacted December 16, 2016, it is a requirement to conduct a study of interest in initiating a weekend burial option in VA national cemeteries. Specifically, Section 304 calls for the study on provision of interments to include consultation with interested agencies and members of the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS), West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus, Proposed Master Plan for Improvements and Reconfiguration
Document Number: 2017-10158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
VA intends to prepare a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements to and reconfiguration of the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus (WLA). The WLA is part of the larger VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS) which serves tens of thousands of unique Veterans in Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
Agency Information Collection Activity: VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-10094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), 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 collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data Collection is designed to allow program improvement and measure the tangible, quantifiable benefits of the events, using event applications. Information collected is used for the planning, distribution and utilization of resources and to allocate clinical and administrative support to patient treatment services. Data will allow the program office to ensure that the target audience is being reached, effective therapeutic treatments are being offered, and tangible, quantitative results are being measured and tracked for continual improvement.
Announcement of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10080
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is holding a public meeting to seek consultative advice in implementing section 3 of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 (hereafter referred to as ``the Act''), as VA develops the comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for providers of modification services to veterans under VA's automobile adaptive equipment (AAE) program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-09950
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools
Document Number: 2017-09949
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course
Document Number: 2017-09948
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of School Attendance or Termination
Document Number: 2017-09947
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under Review: Proposed Information Collection, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker and Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
Document Number: 2017-09946
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 0f 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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.
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V001)
Document Number: 2017-09158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA, and to incorporate any new regulations or policies Acquisition regulations become outdated over time and require updating to incorporate additional policies, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that implement and supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs, and to incorporate changes in dollar and approval thresholds, definitions, and VA position titles and offices. This Proposed Rule will correct inconsistencies, remove redundant and duplicate material already covered by the FAR, delete outdated material or information, and appropriately renumber VAAR text, clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement. This Proposed Rule will streamline the VAAR to implement and supplement the FAR only when required, and remove internal agency guidance as noted above in keeping with the FAR principles concerning agency acquisition regulations.
Use of Medicare Procedures To Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care Services
Document Number: 2017-09449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extended care services for Veterans from community providers. Since publication of that proposed rule, further review has led VA to conclude VA cannot achieve the proposal's goals without a statutory change. For this reason, VA withdraws the proposed rule.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
Document Number: 2017-09443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Minority Veterans (CMV), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (``the Committee''). The Committee advises the Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority Veterans; assesses the needs of minority Veterans with respect to such benefits; and evaluates whether VA compensation, medical and rehabilitation services, outreach, and other programs are meeting those needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.
Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members
Document Number: 2017-09163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule addressing payment or reimbursement of certain medical expenses for family members of Camp Lejeune veterans. Under this rule, VA reimburses family members, or pays providers, for medical expenses incurred as a result of certain illnesses and conditions that may be associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. Payment or reimbursement is made within the limitations set forth in statute and Camp Lejeune family members receive hospital care and medical services that are consistent with the manner in which we provide hospital care and medical services to Camp Lejeune veterans. The statutory authority has since been amended to also include certain veterans' family members who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for no less than 30 days (consecutive or nonconsecutive) between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This final rule will reflect that statutory change and will address public comments received in response to the interim final rule.
Amended: Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Extension of Pharmacy Copayments for Medications
Document Number: 2017-09081
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notifies the public that an interim final rule freezing medication copayments for veterans in priority groups 2 through 8, published on December 7, 2016, was superseded by a final rule amending its regulations concerning copayments that published on December 12, 2016. The interim final rule received no public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Statement in Support of Claim
Document Number: 2017-08933
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
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. VA Form 21-4138 is used by claimants to provide self-certified statements in support of various types of claims processed by the agency. VA compensation and pension programs require that statements submitted by or on behalf of a claimant contain certification by the respondent that the information provided is true and correct. This form is designed to facilitate claims processing by providing a uniform format for the certification statement.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Employment Information in Connection With Claim for Disability Benefits
Document Number: 2017-08932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Authorization To Disclose Personal Information to a Third Party (Insurance)
Document Number: 2017-08931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 Activity Under OMB Review: Mandatory Status of Dependents
Document Number: 2017-08930
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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.
Status of Dependents Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-08929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a collection of information notice in the Federal Register on Monday, January 23, 2017 that contained an error. The 60- day Public Comment notice identified the wrong title for the Agency Information Collection Activity. This document serves as Notice for change of the title: ``Status of Dependents Questionnaire'' with the revised title: ``Mandatory Status of Dependents.''
Agency Information Collection Activity: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-08841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The 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 the notice.