Department of Veterans Affairs July 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting Amended
Document Number: 2018-16343
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2018-15762
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), gives notice that the Department has made findings of research misconduct against Alba Chavez-Dozal, Ph.D., a former employee of the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-15745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: VA Disaster Resilience Survey of Community Dwelling Veterans
Document Number: 2018-15640
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: Evaluation of Patient and Provider Satisfaction With Mental Health-Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in Outpatient Mental Health Clinics at the Madison VA
Document Number: 2018-15639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: VA Health Professional Scholarship and Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 2018-15638
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records
Document Number: 2018-15637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: Grants to States for Construction & Acquisition of State Home Facilities
Document Number: 2018-15636
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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.
Solicitation of Nomination for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
Document Number: 2018-15350
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for membership on the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (``the Committee'') for the 2018 membership cycle.
Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board
Document Number: 2018-15333
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein-after referred in this section to as ``the Board'') for the VA West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (``Campus''). The Board is established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any other successor master plans.
National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-15271
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care
Document Number: 2018-15085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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 renewal of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Notice of Lapse, Notice of Past Due Payment
Document Number: 2018-15084
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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. This notice solicits comments on information needed from veterans to reinstate a lapsed life insurance policy. The information requested is authorized by law, 38 CFR Section 8.11.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement of the Department of Veterans Affairs Housing Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-15073
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Under the authority of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations, VA intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental consequences of continued operation and administration of VA's Housing Loan Program (HLP). VA's reference to the HLP includes federal assistance, administered by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), in the form of loans made, insured, or guaranteed by VA. It also includes housing benefits that can be used in conjunction with the HLP (e.g., the Specially Adapted Housing program). Under the HLP, VBA is also responsible for the management, marketing, and disposition of real estate owned (REO) properties that VA acquires following the foreclosure of certain VA-guaranteed loans and loans held in VA's portfolio. This notice opens the public scoping phase and invites interested parties to identify potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in the PEIS. Following the scoping meeting referenced below, a Draft PEIS will be prepared and circulated for public comment.
Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Skin
Document Number: 2018-14957
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On August 12, 2016, VA published in the Federal Register the proposed rule for Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Skin. VA received multiple responses during the 60-day comment period. This final rule implements the Secretary's proposed rule with limited revisions.
Fiduciary Activities
Document Number: 2018-14856
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its fiduciary program regulations, which govern the oversight of beneficiaries, who because of injury, disease, or age, are unable to manage their VA benefits, and the appointment and oversight of fiduciaries for these vulnerable beneficiaries. The amendments will update and reorganize regulations consistent with current law, VA policies and procedures, and VA's reorganization of its fiduciary activities. They will also clarify the rights of beneficiaries in the program, and the roles of VA and fiduciaries in ensuring that VA benefits are managed in the best interest of beneficiaries and their dependents. The amendments to this rulemaking are mostly mandatory to comply with the law. They are also in line with the law's goals to streamline and modernize the fiduciary program and process. These amendments by Congress, reduce unnecessary regulations, streamline and modernize processes, and improve services for Veterans. Furthermore, VA is unable to alter proposed amendments that directly implement mandatory statutory provisions.
Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-14659
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Exclusion of Gender Alterations From the Medical Benefits Package
Document Number: 2018-14629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On May 9, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received a Petition for Rulemaking petitioning VA to amend its medical regulations by removing a provision that excludes ``gender alterations'' from its medical benefits package. The effect of the amendment sought by the petitioners would be to authorize gender alteration surgery as part of VA care when medically necessary. VA seeks comments on the petition to assist in determining whether to amend the medical benefits package and eliminate the exclusion of gender alteration from VA's medical benefits package.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of Change or Correction of Name Government Life Insurance
Document Number: 2018-14587
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administrations, 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. This notice solicits comments on information needed from veterans to change or make a correction to the insureds name. The information on the form is required by law.
Third Party Billing for Medical Care Provided Under Special Treatment Authorities
Document Number: 2018-14573
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations to clarify that VA will not bill third party payers for care and services provided by VA under certain statutory provisions, which we refer to as ``special treatment authorities.'' These special treatment authorities direct VA to provide care and services to veterans based upon discrete exposures or experiences that occurred during active military, naval, or air service. VA is authorized, but not required by law, to recover or collect charges for care and services provided to veterans for non-service-connected disabilities. This rule establishes that VA will not exercise its authority to recover or collect reasonable charges from third party payers for care and services provided under the special treatment authorities.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Federal Medical Care Recovery Act Bill Requests
Document Number: 2018-14335
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health 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: Accelerated Aging Among Vietnam-Era Veterans Survey
Document Number: 2018-14319
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity: Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Document Number: 2018-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
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: Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals
Document Number: 2018-14105
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Board of Veterans' Appeals, 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: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefits
Document Number: 2018-14104
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
On June 22, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) erroneously posted a consecutive 30-day Federal Register Notice (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefits) Document Number: 2018-13397; OMB control number: 2900-0618.