Health Resources and Services Administration April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2014-09422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
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: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09193
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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 Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09187
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: 2014-09186
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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 Center Program
Document Number: 2014-09132
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In accordance with the Awarding Agency Grants Management Manual (AAGAM) Chapter 1.03.103, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) requests a class deviation to award low-cost extensions of up to 6 months or, when necessary, administrative supplements to minimize disruption of services for specific health center program service areas. Per the requirements for low-cost extensions outlined in the AAGAM Chapter 2.04.104B-4A.1.a.(5)(b), these extensions may not exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding requested) or $100,000. Likewise, per the requirements for administrative supplements outlined in the AAGAM Chapter 2.04.104B-4A.4.b, these supplements may not exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding) or $250,000, whichever is less. In each case, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register in advance of, or concurrent with, the awarding of the funds. BPHC is requesting a class deviation to the requirements for low- cost extensions to allow HRSA to award extensions that exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding requested) and/or $100,000 in cases where the grantee would not receive future continued support under the Health Center Program. Likewise, BPHC is requesting a class deviation to the requirements for administrative supplements to allow HRSA to award supplements that exceed 25 percent of the approved federal direct cost budget authorized for the budget period (exclusive of the additional funding) and/or $250,000 in cases where the award is to a currently funded grantee located in or adjacent to the service area of a grantee that will not receive continued support under the Health Center Program. BPHC is also requesting that the deviation allow for the publication of a consolidated notice in the Federal Register annually that summarizes the actions taken in the prior fiscal year. The sole purpose of these low-cost extensions or administrative supplements is to avoid a gap in the provision of critical health care services for a funded service area by providing a ``bridge'' until HRSA is able to make an award to an eligible applicant under a Service Area Competition (SAC) and/or to assure an orderly phase-out of Health Center Program activities by the current grantee. BPHC is not requesting that this class deviation cover single source replacement awards and will continue to request single case deviations for such non-competitive actions if necessary.
``Low Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Included in Titles III, VII, and VIII of the Public Health Service Act
Document Number: 2014-09131
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is updating income levels used to identify a ``low income family'' for the purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health professions and nursing training for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. These various programs are included in Titles III, VII, and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. The Department periodically publishes in the Federal Register low- income levels used to determine eligibility for grants and cooperative agreements to institutions providing training for (1) disadvantaged individuals, (2) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, or (3) individuals from low-income families.
National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees
Document Number: 2014-08830
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing a decrease in user fees charged to individuals and entities authorized to request information from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new fee will be $3.00 for both continuous and one-time queries and $5.00 for self- queries.
National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-08267
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Recruitment of Sites for Assignment of Corps Personnel Obligated Under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2014-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces that the listing of entities and associated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) scores that will receive priority for the assignment of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship recipients serving as Corps members, as well as those serving under the Private Practice Option (``NHSC scholars'' collectively), during the period July 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, is posted on the NHSC Web site at http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov. The NHSC Jobs Center includes all sites that are approved for performance of service by NHSC scholars; however, note that entities on this list may or may not have current job vacancies.
Notice of Availability of Final Policy Document
Document Number: 2014-08080
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
On January 27, 2014, HRSA published Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2014-01 to convey and clarify statutory and regulatory governance requirements for section 330-funded health centers and look-alikes. The PIN, ``Health Center Program Governance,'' and HRSA's ``Comments and Response on Draft PIN: Health Center Program Governance'' are available on the Internet at http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/ policies/pin201401.html, and constitutes final agency guidance.
Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-08079
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
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: 2014-07508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
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.
Request for Nominations: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Document Number: 2014-07506
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill eight vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-07491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
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.
Notice of Supplemental Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2014-07490
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Funded in part by the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), as set forth in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, Public Law 113-76, H.R. 3547-376, a supplemental funding opportunity will be available in June 2014, for certain existing Health Center Program grantees funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). This supplemental funding opportunity is one facet of a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA, BPHC), which will encourage collaboration between Health Center Program grantees in geographic areas of high HIV/AIDS unmet need among racial/ ethnic minorities and state health departments to increase and improve HIV service delivery within their primary care programs. Under Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions (CDC-RFA-PS14-1410), CDC will fund approximately four state health departments through a competitive application process among nine state health departments (Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, and Texas) that have been identified as eligible to apply for funding. State health department awardees must collaborate with Health Center Program grantees identified in their applications to increase and improve HIV service delivery among racial/ethnic minorities. Health Center Program grantees identified in awarded health department applications may subsequently apply for supplemental funding from HRSA for their participation in this collaboration. HRSA will award 12-24 supplemental awards ranging in amount from $250,000 to $500,000 to existing Health Center Program grantees identified by state health departments as collaborative partners in their applications for grant funding under Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions (CDC- RFA-PS14-1410). This supplemental funding will support activities currently in scope of health center projects, including health center workforce development, infrastructure development, HIV service delivery across the HIV care continuum, and the development of sustainable partnerships with state health departments.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Part C Early Intervention Services Grant Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Document Number: 2014-07407
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
To prevent a lapse in comprehensive primary care services for more than 200 persons living with HIV/AIDS, HRSA will provide a one- time noncompetitive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C award to St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2014-07177
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration