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Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Correction

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ACTION:

Correction to notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130266-11) that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (77 FR 38148). The proposed regulations provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital organizations relating to financial assistance and emergency medical care policies, charges for certain care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance, and billing and collections.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Amber L. Mackenzie or Preston J. Quesenberry at (202) 622-6070 (not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130266-11) that is the subject of these corrections is under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

As published, the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130266-11) contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

Correction of Publication

Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130266-11), that was the subject of FR Doc. 2012-15537, is corrected as follows:

1. On page 38153, in the preamble, column 1, under the paragraph heading b.Emergency Medical Care Policy, line 8 from the bottom of the page, the language “Federal Regulations, the chapter”, is corrected to read “Federal Regulations, the subchapter”.

2. On page 38153, in the preamble, column 2, under the paragraph heading b.Emergency Medical Care Policy, line 3 from the bottom of the first paragraph of the column, the language “discrimination, the hospital's policy” is corrected to read “discrimination, the hospital facility's policy”.

[Corrected]

3. On Page 38167, column 3, § 1.501(r)-6, paragraph (c)(3)(iv), Example 2, second line from the bottom of the paragraph, the language “thus many engage in ECA's against B, as of” is corrected to read “thus may engage in ECA's against B, as of”.

LaNita VanDyke,

Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration).

[FR Doc. 2012-19589 Filed 8-9-12; 8:45 am]

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