Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS.
Proposed rule; status.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is announcing its intention to issue a second Notice of proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Medical Malpractice payments Reporting Requirements following a period of data gathering and evaluation. This will involve a new 60-day public comment period for the revised proposal.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Thomas C. Croft, 301-443-2300.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Proposed rules regarding amending the medical malpractice payment reporting requirements for the NPDB were published on December 24, 1998 (63 FR 71255). More than 120 comments on the proposed rule were received. Given the large number of thoughtful comments and the high level of concern that was voiced about the potential impact of the proposal as published, HRSA believes it is imperative to gather additional data and conduct further analyses before proceeding. A new NPRM then will be published for public comment, with a goal of publishing the revised proposal by the end of 2000. The decision to publish another NPRM with its associated public comment period means that new final regulations likely will be implemented in 2001.Start Signature
Dated: October 19, 1999.
Claude Earl Fox,
Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.Approved: December 3, 1999.
Donna E. Shalala,
[FR Doc. 00-9470 Filed 4-14-00; 8:45 am]
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