Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver; Application Requirements
Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White Program or RWP), requires that grantees expend 75 percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under the statute. The statute also grants the Secretary authority to waive this requirement if there are no waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and core medical services are available to all individuals identified and eligible under Title XXVI in an applicant's service area. Prior to this policy announcement, grantees seeking a waiver of the 75 percent requirement have been required to submit core medical services waiver requests at the same time as the annual grant application. Recognizing RWP grantees' request for additional flexibility in the timing of waiver applications, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is providing grantees additional options for making waiver requests. HRSA is amending the uniform waiver standards for RWP grantees requesting a core medical services waiver for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and beyond. The amended standards will allow grantees to apply for a waiver (a) at the same time as their annual Part A, B, or C application submission, (b) at any time up to their annual Part A, B, or C application submission, or (c) up to four months after their grant award for that funding year. This Federal Register notice seeks to make public the revised policy and provide an opportunity for public comment before its implementation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Part C Early Intervention Services Grant Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
To prevent a lapse in comprehensive primary care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, HRSA will provide a one-time noncompetitive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C funds award to the Genesis Health Group (GHG), Davenport, Iowa.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the Program''), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Discretionary Grant Program
HRSA will be issuing a non-competitive award to the National Center for Community Based Services program. The 1-year award for $449,125 will be made available in the form of a cooperative agreement to the current grantee, University of Massachusetts, during the budget period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. This will provide feasible time for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to align fiscal resources and programmatic goals with the least disruption to the states, communities, and constituencies that currently receive leadership, assistance, and services.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period.