Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration May 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Document Number: 2013-12935
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the “Technology-based Products to Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among College Students Challenge”
Document Number: 2013-12430
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announces a new opportunity for individuals and organizations to help prevent high-risk drinking among college students. Excessive and underage drinking among college students are significant public health problems on college and university campuses across the United States, which often result in life-altering consequences such as death, injury, assault, sexual abuse, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, academic difficulties, suicide attempts, and alcohol dependence. This challenge seeks technology-based products to decrease the acceptability of and engagement in high-risk drinking among college students. SAMHSA is seeking solutions to this problem through cost-effective, portable, technology-based products that effectively reach a diverse population of college students and their parents, as well as administrators, faculty, and staff, and that can be adapted to meet the local needs of these institutions throughout the United States. Technology-based products may include, but are not limited to, web applications, mobile apps, short message services (SMS), and podcasts. This challenge aligns with SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. SAMHSA recognizes that preventing high-risk drinking among college students will save lives, improve academic success, and decrease other risks to students' health and safety. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010 (COMPETES Act).
Request for Comment on the Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment
Document Number: 2013-11637
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This document is a request for comment on the revised draft of the Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment. These guidelines elaborate upon the Federal opioid treatment standards set forth under 42 CFR part 8.
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Document Number: 2013-11251
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Document Number: 2013-11250
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Document Number: 2013-10233
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies Federal agencies of the Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). A notice listing all currently certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any Laboratory/IITF's certification is suspended or revoked, the Laboratory/IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any Laboratory/IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at https:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov and https://www.drugfreeworkplace.gov.