Health Resources and Services Administration May 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
Document Number: 2013-12857
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-12761
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-12557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver; Application Requirements
Document Number: 2013-12354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Document Number: 2013-12351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Document Number: 2013-12349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Document Number: 2013-12347
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Document Number: 2013-12344
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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
Document Number: 2013-12340
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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.
Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11777
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Cancellation of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11257
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit 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. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), 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. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443- 1984. 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. Information Collection Request Title: Information and Referral and Professional Training Impact Surveys in Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)Funded Traumatic Brain Injury Grants (OMB No. 0915-xxxx)New
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2013-11152
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), 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. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. 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.
Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11087
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), 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. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443- 1984. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit 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. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.
Summary of Responses To Request for Information (RFI): Opportunities To Apply a Department of Health and Human Services Message Library To Advance Understanding About Toddler and Preschool Nutrition and Physical Activity
Document Number: 2013-10968
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
On January 29, 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit ideas and information related to ways in which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can work with interested partners to disseminate and apply TXT4Tots, a library of short, evidence-based messages on nutrition and physical activity targeted to parents, caregivers, and health care providers of children ages 1-5 years. HRSA released the TXT4Tots library in English and Spanish on February 19, 2013; and followed with an Open Forum on February 20, 2013, to provide further opportunity for input on dissemination and application of the library of messages. HHS received over 25 written responses to the RFI, and approximately 100 individuals participated in the Open Forum. Comments and Responses: The written responses to the RFI as well as the comments received through the Open Forum indicate that TXT4Tots aligns with the activities of many existing organizations and programs. Several of the respondents expressed an interest in collaborative opportunities to incorporate the messages into current outreach and educational efforts. Some examples of current programs that could leverage the TXT4Tots messages include initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels. The majority of the suggested organizations and programs focus on promoting healthy choices for children and their families. Recommendations included integrating the TXT4Tots messages into their programs and services or using the internet to disseminate the information through Web sites and social media. Respondents also emphasized that mobile health, social media, and other innovative strategies are a valuable resource to reach a diverse population and can be effectively leveraged to support equitable access to health information. With regard to vehicles for dissemination of the TXT4Tots messages, respondents suggested that they needn't be complicated, but should be user friendly. In addition, respondents noted that the most effective tools for dissemination are those that can fully engage the end users. Specific suggestions for dissemination of the TXT4Tots messages included social media, existing tools and applications, existing Web sites and web services, and text messages, as well incorporating messages into baby product packaging, curricula, health fairs, emails, newsletters, and print materials. Emphasis was placed on leveraging existing platforms that promote healthy choices for young children and could readily integrate the TXT4Tots message content. Respondents also recommended that the TXT4Tots messages be linked to additional sources of information; for example, if utilized as a text message program, URLs could be included to link the message recipients to Web sites with additional information. In addition, social media posts could link to Web sites with ideas for healthy recipes and age-appropriate activities to compliment the messages. Some respondents indicated that the use of certain technology-based platforms may restrict access to the underserved, who might have limited access to smartphones or the internet. One additional concern that was voiced by numerous respondents was confusion regarding the purpose of TXT4Tots and how it is intended to be used. Specifically, it was unclear that this is a library of messages that could be used in a variety of existing platforms and products and not exclusively a text messaging service. Guidance regarding specific details about the use of the TXT4Tots messages has been added to the TXT4Tots Web page (http:// www.hrsa.gov/healthit/txt4tots). HRSA appreciates all of the thoughtful comments received either via the RFI or Open Forum. Guidance regarding specific details about the use of the TXT4Tots messages has been added to the TXT4Tots Web page (http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/txt4tots). It is our hope that the thoughtful recommendations and comments will spur others to explore innovative ways for disseminating the TXT4Tots content.
Non-Competitive One-Year Extension With Funds for Black Lung/Coal Miner Clinics Program (H37) Current Grantee
Document Number: 2013-10793
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration published a notice in the Federal Register FR 2013-08482 (April 12, 2013), announcing the issuing of a non-competitive one-year extension with funds for the Black Lung/Coal Miner Clinics Program awards to the current grantees (included in attached chart), in amounts between $299,000 and $1.5 million over the one-year extension project period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10377
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), 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. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984. 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. Information Collection Request Title: Health Center Program Application Forms: (OMB No. 0915-0285 Revision). Abstract: Health centers (section 330 grant funded and Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes) deliver comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers have become an essential primary care provider for America's most vulnerable populations. Health centers advance the preventive and primary medical/health care home model of coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, coordinating a wide range of medical, dental, behavioral, and social services. More than 1,200 health centers operate nearly 9,000 service delivery sites that provide care in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. The Health Centers Program is administered by HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). HRSA/BPHC uses the following application forms to oversee the Health Center Program. These application forms are used by new and existing Health centers to apply for various grant and non-grant opportunities, renew their grant or non-grant designation, and change their scope of project. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will submit 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. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443-1984. Information Collection Request Title: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regulations (OMB No. 0915-0108) Extension. Abstract: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program has regulations that contain notification, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements to ensure that the lenders and holders participating in the HEAL program follow sound management procedures in the administration of federally-insured student loans. While the regulatory requirements are approved under the OMB number referenced above, much of the burden associated with the regulations is cleared under separate OMB numbers for the HEAL forms and electronic submissions used to report required information. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Part C Early Intervention Services Grant Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Document Number: 2013-10304
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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 Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center (BACHC), Lancaster, California.
Health Center Program
Document Number: 2013-10294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be issuing a non-competitive award of $250,000 under the Health Center Program (section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.) that will be awarded to West End Medical Center, Inc. (WEMC), Atlanta, Georgia, during the budget period June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. This award will support the delivery of primary care services in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to prevent a disruption in services.