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Miscellaneous CorrectionsRule2015-3015312/01/2015NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. These changes include renaming the Office of Information Services, renaming the Computer Security Office and removing it as a … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. These changes include renaming the Office of Information Services, renaming the Computer Security Office and removing it as a standalone office, capitalizing the words Tribe, Tribes, and Tribal, correcting a Web site address, correcting a misspelling, removing a submission requirement, correcting an email address, correcting a room number, removing a Federal Register notice requirement, and adding missing information collection references. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive changes to the NRC's regulations.miscellaneous-correctionsFR-Doc-2015-30153
Updating Certain Delegations of Authority in VA Medical RegulationsRule2015-0963304/27/2015DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making technical amendments to its medical regulations by updating certain delegations of authority to be consistent with the statutory authority that established the Consolidated Patient Acco … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making technical amendments to its medical regulations by updating certain delegations of authority to be consistent with the statutory authority that established the Consolidated Patient Account Centers (CPACs). VA is, through this final rule, specifying delegations of authority for the collection of debts owed VA to the Chief Financial Officers of the CPACs.updating-certain-delegations-of-authority-in-va-medical-regulationsFR-Doc-2015-09633
Disclosures to Participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramsRule2014-0569103/14/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule published in the Federal Register that amended the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations concerning the sharing of certain patient information in orde … This document adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule published in the Federal Register that amended the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regulations concerning the sharing of certain patient information in order to implement VA's authority to participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).disclosures-to-participate-in-state-prescription-drug-monitoring-programsFR-Doc-2014-05691
Patient Access to RecordsRule2013-1805707/29/2013DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation governing disclosure of information to veterans and other beneficiaries. The current regulation provides for a special procedure for evaluating sensitive records and det … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulation governing disclosure of information to veterans and other beneficiaries. The current regulation provides for a special procedure for evaluating sensitive records and determining whether an individual may gain access to his or her own records. The special procedure allows VA to prevent an individual's access to his or her own records if VA determines that such release could have an adverse effect on the physical or mental health of a requesting individual. We have determined that this special procedure is contrary to law, and therefore remove it from the current regulation.patient-access-to-recordsFR-Doc-2013-18057
Disclosures To Participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramsRule2013-0300102/11/2013DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning the sharing of certain patient information in order to implement VA's authority to participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). Particip … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations concerning the sharing of certain patient information in order to implement VA's authority to participate in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). Participation in PDMPs will allow the VA patient population to benefit from the reduction in negative health outcomes.disclosures-to-participate-in-state-prescription-drug-monitoring-programsFR-Doc-2013-03001
Sharing Information Between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of DefenseRule2012-2181609/05/2012DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2011. This final rule removes a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulatory restriction on the sharing of certain … This document adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2011. This final rule removes a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulatory restriction on the sharing of certain medical information with the Department of Defense (DoD) that is not required by the applicable statute and is inconsistent with the intent and purpose of that statute.sharing-information-between-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-and-the-department-of-defenseFR-Doc-2012-21816
Drug and Drug-Related Supply Promotion by Pharmaceutical Company Representatives at VA FacilitiesRule2012-527903/05/2012DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations regarding access to VA facilities by pharmaceutical company representatives. The purposes of the rule are to reduce or eliminate any potential for disruption … This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations regarding access to VA facilities by pharmaceutical company representatives. The purposes of the rule are to reduce or eliminate any potential for disruption in the patient care environment, manage activities and promotions at VA facilities, and provide pharmaceutical company representatives with a consistent standard of permissible business practice at VA facilities. The amendments will facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between VA and pharmaceutical company representatives.drug-and-drug-related-supply-promotion-by-pharmaceutical-company-representatives-at-va-facilitiesFR-Doc-2012-5279
Sharing Information Between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of DefenseRule2011-2715510/20/2011DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation pertaining to the applicability of certain VA regulations that restrict the disclosure of certain medical information to the Department of Defense (DoD). This … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation pertaining to the applicability of certain VA regulations that restrict the disclosure of certain medical information to the Department of Defense (DoD). This interim final rule removes a restriction that is not required by the applicable statute, 38 U.S.C. 7332(e), and is inconsistent with the intent and purpose of that statute.sharing-information-between-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-and-the-department-of-defenseFR-Doc-2011-27155
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs RecordsRule2011-2077408/19/2011DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to implement provisions of the OPEN Gove … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to implement provisions of the OPEN Government Act of 2007, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations.release-of-information-from-department-of-veterans-affairs-recordsFR-Doc-2011-20774
Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit PaymentsRule2011-378202/23/2011OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeTreasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are issuing an interim final rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The rule establishes procedures that financial institutions must follow … Treasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are issuing an interim final rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The rule establishes procedures that financial institutions must follow when they receive a garnishment order against an account holder who receives certain types of Federal benefit payments by direct deposit. The rule requires financial institutions that receive such a garnishment order to determine the sum of such Federal benefit payments deposited to the account during a two month period, and to ensure that the account holder has access to an amount equal to that sum or to the current balance of the account, whichever is lower.garnishment-of-accounts-containing-federal-benefit-paymentsFR-Doc-2011-3782
Disclosure of Medical Information to the Surrogate of a Patient Who Lacks Decision-Making CapacityRule2011-275002/08/2011DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by section 504 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. Section 504 authorizes a VA practitioner, when the pr … This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by section 504 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. Section 504 authorizes a VA practitioner, when the practitioner deems it necessary to ensure an informed medical decision, to share certain, otherwise protected medical information with the representative of a patient who lacks decision-making capacity. This rulemaking amends VA regulations consistent with this new authority.disclosure-of-medical-information-to-the-surrogate-of-a-patient-who-lacks-decision-making-capacityFR-Doc-2011-2750
Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs RecordsProposed Rule2010-2536210/14/2010DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to implement provisions of the E-FOIA A … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the submission and processing of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in order to implement provisions of the E-FOIA Act and the Openness in Government Act, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations. The proposed regulations would establish the procedures and rules necessary for VA to process requests for information under the FOIA, including matters such as how to file a request or appeal, how requests for business information are handled, and how issues regarding fees are resolved. The intended effect of these regulations is to implement legislative changes made to the FOIA, as noted above, and to provide the public clear instructions and useful information regarding the filing and processing of FOIA requests.release-of-information-from-department-of-veterans-affairs-recordsFR-Doc-2010-25362
Deceased Indebted Servicemembers and Veterans: Authority Concerning Certain IndebtednessRule2010-2166808/31/2010DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement certain statutory provisions that grant limited authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to terminate collection action on certain debts arisin … This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement certain statutory provisions that grant limited authority to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to terminate collection action on certain debts arising from a VA benefit program when the indebted individual is a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran who dies as a result of injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while serving in a theater of combat operations in a war or in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities on or after September 11, 2001, and to refund amounts collected after the individual's death. This document also implements statutory provisions that grant the Secretary discretionary authority to suspend or terminate collection of debts owed to VA by individuals who died while serving on active duty as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard during a period when the Coast Guard is operating as a service in the Navy, and to refund amounts collected after the individual's death.deceased-indebted-servicemembers-and-veterans-authority-concerning-certain-indebtednessFR-Doc-2010-21668
Drug and Drug-Related Supply Promotion by Pharmaceutical Company Sales Representatives at VA FacilitiesProposed Rule2010-1117005/11/2010DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is republishing the proposed rule document that was published on May 5, 2010, in the Federal Register to provide the address that the public needs to submit their comments. In that document, we i … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is republishing the proposed rule document that was published on May 5, 2010, in the Federal Register to provide the address that the public needs to submit their comments. In that document, we inadvertently omitted the ADDRESSES section for public comments. As a convenience to the public, instead of merely publishing a correction document, we are republishing the entire proposed rule with the ADDRESSES section and a new 60-day comment period. These are the only two changes made to the proposed rule. The purposes of the proposed rule are to reduce or eliminate any potential for disruption in the patient care environment, manage activities and promotions at VA facilities, and provide sales representatives with a consistent standard of permissible business practice at VA facilities. It would also facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between VA and such sales representatives.drug-and-drug-related-supply-promotion-by-pharmaceutical-company-sales-representatives-at-vaFR-Doc-2010-11170
Drug and Drug-Related Supply Promotion by Pharmaceutical Company Sales Representatives at VA FacilitiesProposed Rule2010-1062905/05/2010DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding access to VA facilities to control the promotion of drugs and drug-related supplies at VA facilities and the business relationships between … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding access to VA facilities to control the promotion of drugs and drug-related supplies at VA facilities and the business relationships between VA staff and sales representatives promoting drugs and drug-related supplies. The purposes of the proposed rule are to reduce or eliminate any potential for disruption in the patient care environment, manage activities and promotions at VA facilities, and provide sales representatives with a consistent standard of permissible business practice at VA facilities. It would also facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between VA and such sales representatives.drug-and-drug-related-supply-promotion-by-pharmaceutical-company-sales-representatives-at-vaFR-Doc-2010-10629
Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit PaymentsProposed Rule2010-889904/19/2010OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTPersonnel Management OfficeTreasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are publishing for comment a proposed rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The Agencies are taking this action in response to recent develop … Treasury, SSA, VA, RRB and OPM (Agencies) are publishing for comment a proposed rule to implement statutory restrictions on the garnishment of Federal benefit payments. The Agencies are taking this action in response to recent developments in technology and debt collection practices that have led to an increase in the freezing of accounts containing Federal benefit payments. The proposed rule would establish procedures that financial institutions must follow when a garnishment order is received for an account into which Federal benefit payments have been directly deposited. The proposed rule would require financial institutions that receive a garnishment order for an account to determine whether any Federal benefit payments were deposited to the account within 60 calendar days prior to receipt of the order and, if so, would require the financial institution to ensure that the account holder has access to an amount equal to the sum of such payments in the account or to the current balance of the account, whichever is lower.garnishment-of-accounts-containing-federal-benefit-paymentsFR-Doc-2010-8899
Removal of Obsolete References to Herbicides Containing DioxinRule2010-779204/08/2010DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans (VA) is amending its regulation concerning evaluation of studies relating to the health effects of exposure to herbicides containing dioxin and radiation to remove the obsolete references to herbicides cont … The Department of Veterans (VA) is amending its regulation concerning evaluation of studies relating to the health effects of exposure to herbicides containing dioxin and radiation to remove the obsolete references to herbicides containing dioxin. This final rule reflects changes made by the Agent Orange Act of 1991 in the procedures for VA's evaluation of the health effects of exposure to herbicides containing dioxin. This document makes non-substantive changes for the purpose of removing obsolete regulatory provisions.removal-of-obsolete-references-to-herbicides-containing-dioxinFR-Doc-2010-7792
Disclosure of Information to Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement OrganizationsRuleE8-2617211/03/2008DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts, with changes, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interim final rule that implemented provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 concerning disclosure of informati … This document adopts, with changes, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interim final rule that implemented provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 concerning disclosure of information to organ, tissue and eye procurement organizations. The regulation will provide authority for VA to provide individually-identifiable VA medical records of veterans or dependents of veterans who are deceased or whose death is imminent to representatives of organ procurement organizations, eye banks, and tissue banks to determine whether the patients are suitable potential donors. This document modifies the interim final rule to clarify the definition of ``near death'' and to correct a grammatical error in the definition of ``procurement organization.'' This document also clarifies that eye bank and tissue bank registration with FDA must have an active status.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/11/03/E8-26172/disclosure-of-information-to-organ-tissue-and-eye-procurement-organizationsFR-Doc-E8-26172
Accreditation of Agents and Attorneys; Agent and Attorney FeesRuleE8-1077905/22/2008DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the representation of claimants for veterans benefits in order to implement provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the representation of claimants for veterans benefits in order to implement provisions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and to reorganize and clarify existing regulations. As amended, the regulations establish the procedures and rules necessary for VA to facilitate the paid representation of claimants by accredited agents and attorneys after a Notice of Disagreement has been filed with respect to a case. The purpose of these regulations is to fulfill Congress' direction that agents and attorneys may be paid for services rendered after a Notice of Disagreement is filed with respect to a decision by an agency of original jurisdiction while ensuring that claimants for veterans benefits have responsible, qualified representation.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/05/22/E8-10779/accreditation-of-agents-and-attorneys-agent-and-attorney-feesFR-Doc-E8-10779
Disclosure of Information to Organ Procurement OrganizationsRuleE7-1664808/23/2007DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement section 204 of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. This regulatory change will provide authority for VA to p … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement section 204 of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. This regulatory change will provide authority for VA to provide individually-identifiable VA medical records of veterans or dependents of veterans who are deceased or whose death is imminent to representatives of organ procurement organizations (OPOs) as defined in section 371(b) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), eye banks, and tissue banks to determine whether the patients are suitable potential donors.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/08/23/E7-16648/disclosure-of-information-to-organ-procurement-organizationsFR-Doc-E7-16648
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