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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23774
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-30
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) for review and approval. 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.
State System Development Initiative (SSDI) Grant Program; Single-Case Deviation From Competition Requirements
Document Number: 2013-23074
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Health & Human Services
HRSA will be issuing a non-competitive program expansion supplement for one State SSDI Grant. Approximately $82,332 in supplemental funding will be made available in the form of a grant to the Department of Health Care Services, Sacramento, California, Grant Number H18MC24474, during the budget period of December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013. The SSDI Grant program, CFDA No. 93.110, is authorized by Title V, Social Security Act, Section 501(a)(2); as amended (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(2)). The SSDI Grant program was developed to complement the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program by assisting state MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs in the building of state data capacity and infrastructure that support comprehensive, community- based systems of care for all children and their families. SSDI grants to states are intended to not only advance and strengthen data capacity by directing grant resources towards Title V MCH Block Grant program's Health Systems Capacity Indicator (HSCI) 09A (i.e., the ability of states to assure that the MCH programs and Title V agency have access to policy and program relevant information and data), but also to move states forward in developing improved capacity for reporting standardized and quality data that is timely.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-22111
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-22106
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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) for review and approval. 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.
Health Workforce Research Center Cooperative Agreement Program
Document Number: 2013-22105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) is announcing a change to its Health Workforce Research Center cooperative agreement program. Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) HRSA-13-185, issued on November 26, 2012, announced HRSA's intent to fund Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) focusing on research and technical assistance (TA). The FOA identified five broad areas of focus for research in HWRCs: Allied health, long-term care, behavioral health, oral health, and flexible use of workers to improve care delivery and efficiency. The concentration area, ``flexible use of workers to improve care delivery and efficiency,'' was further defined via published ``frequently asked questions'' as an area intended to address questions related to leveraging the existing health workforce to improve access to care, efficiency, and effectiveness in care delivery. Suggested topics for study included novel health care roles, team-based care (including the composition of teams and division of responsibilities across a team), professionals working at the top of their skills and training, and delegation. These proposed concentration areas were selected as areas of critical importance to health workforce policies and programs, as well as areas in which substantial expertise exists outside the government, indicating strong potential for public benefit. Applicants were asked to design a portfolio consisting of six research or TA projects, of which a subset would be selected for completion in the first budget period. Applicants were instructed to use their own judgment and expertise in designing a portfolio that would address timely, relevant, and important health workforce policy and planning questions. Though the FOA indicated the intent to fund only one cooperative agreement in each research focus area, the latitude given to applicants in designing their portfolios resulted in diverse interpretations of the concentration areas, particularly in the ``flexible use of workers'' category. For example, the top two ranked ``flexible use of workers'' HWRC (ranked at second and third in the research category) have distinct areas of focus. One focuses its portfolio on use of workers in community health centers, health IT, and telehealth. The other focuses primarily on primary care, including competencies for primary care teams, temporal shifts between primary and specialty practice over time, and flexibility in primary vs. specialty care service offerings. After further consideration, and in light of growing interest in promoting full and effective use of health workers, HRSA has concluded it is appropriate and consistent with the intent of the FOA to fund more than one cooperative agreement in a single area of concentration if the proposals cover research on distinct issues of importance. With this in mind, BHPr intends to fund two HWRCs in the concentration area ``flexible use of workers.'' This decision was made in light of the critical importance of defining new and emerging roles and models of the health workforce to meet the nation's changing health care needs. In addition, this allows BHPr to fund directly down the rank order list of applicants produced in the independent review process.
National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21966
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2013-21568
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21567
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21566
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21564
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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) for review and approval. 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 Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for Nominations for Voting Members
Document Number: 2013-21345
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill expected vacancies on the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT). The ACBSCT was established pursuant to Public Law 109-129 as amended by Public Law 111-264; 42 U.S.C. 274k; Section 379 of the Public Health Service Act. In accordance with Public Law 92-463, the ACBSCT was chartered on December 19, 2006.
HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program
Document Number: 2013-21343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) is announcing a change to its Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program. Effective fiscal year (FY) 2014, AENT support for part-time students (trainees) will be limited to those students (trainees) who are enrolled within the last 12 months of study for their program. This change will apply to new part-time students (trainees) and will not affect part-time students (trainees) funded prior to FY 2014, who will continue to be supported throughout their advanced education primary care training. Support for full-time students (trainees) will continue without any changes. This change is being implemented to support part-time students (trainees) nearing graduation, in an effort to expeditiously meet the growing demand for primary care nurse practitioners and nurse midwives.
Single-Case Deviation From Competition Requirements: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau's Research Network on Pregnancy-Related Care Program
Document Number: 2013-21342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA will be issuing a non-competitive program expansion supplement for the MCH Research Network on Pregnancy-related Care program. Approximately $200,000 in supplemental funding will be made available in the form of a cooperative agreement to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Washington, DC, Grant Number UA6MC19010, during the budget period of September 9, 2013, through August 31, 2014. The MCH Research Network on Pregnancy-related Care program (UA6MC 19010), CFDA No. 93.110, is authorized by Title V, Social Security Act, Section 501(a)(2); as amended (42 U.S.C. 701). The MCH Research Network on Pregnancy-related Care (Network) is the only existing national network of practicing obstetrician-gynecologists who have been recruited to participate in survey studies to examine physicians' clinical practice patterns, knowledge base, opinions, and educational needs with respect to maternal health, including pregnancy- related health and women's health across the lifespan. Now in its third year of a 5-year project period, the Network has successfully conducted numerous studies and boasts a very robust dissemination of critical information on its research findings including nearly 30 peer-reviewed publications since 2010. Types of studies conducted by the Network include the following: Core longitudinal studies that track physician knowledge and practice over time (e.g., Preterm birth, Diabetes during pregnancy, Obesity, Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy); Studies based on newly or soon-to-be published ACOG clinical practice guidelines (e.g., Thyroid disorders during pregnancy, Down syndrome); Studies that assess the maternal-child health workforce (e.g., Racial and gender differences in residents' perceptions of mentoring, Physician gender and practice satisfaction); and Topical studies to address the needs in the field (e.g., Oral health during pregnancy, Influenza vaccination during pregnancy).
Health Careers Opportunity Program
Document Number: 2013-21339
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA is issuing non-competitive program expansion supplements to all 17 fiscal year (FY) 2013 HCOP grantees to include interprofessional health educational activities focused on careers in behavioral health, such as a graduate degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Clinical Social Work, and/or Marriage and Family Therapy. This expanded focus could be formed through collaboration with a Behavioral Health Department/School or Program that is within the current HCOP academic institution or accessible within the institution's geographic region. Approximately $1,900,000 will be available for this effort. HCOP grantees currently have the expertise, experience, and infrastructure to quickly and efficiently implement the behavioral health supplemental initiative within their existing educational programming. The program expansion supplements will allow the Bureau of Health Professions to consolidate resources and meet the growing need for and access to skilled and culturally competent behavioral health professionals within a currently existing grant program.