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The Public Health Service Act authorizes the Secretary, in consultation with the Surgeon General, to make and enforce regulations as are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States or possessions, or from one State or possession into any other State or possession....
The Secretary has made findings as to certain illnesses and conditions that can reasonably be determined in some circumstances to be caused or significantly aggravated by certain vaccines. Based on these findings, the Secretary is amending, by final rule, the existing regulations governing the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)...
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date; Correction
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is postponing, pending judicial review, the effective date of a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. This document also corrects certain errors in the SUNSET...
The Secretary finalizes the proposed rule to amend the Vaccine Injury Table (Table) by regulation. This final rule will have effect only for petitions for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) filed after this final rule become effective. This final rule does not impact COVID-19 vaccines or PREP Act immunity...
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires agencies to publish plans to conduct periodic reviews of certain of their regulations. Multiple Executive Orders also require agencies to submit plans for periodic reviews of certain regulations. To further comply with the RFA and Executive Orders, and to ensure the Department's regulations have...
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public and public comment will be heard during the meeting.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to amend regulations for the Senior Biomedical Research Service, a component of the Public Health Service. These amendments are necessary to ensure consistency with amendments made to the 21st Century Cures Act to improve scientific expertise and outreach within...