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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047-Revision Federal Register
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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DEA: Implementation of the Provision of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Relating to the Dispensing of Narcotic Drugs for Opioid Use Disorder Federal Register
Jan 23, 2018 - Final rule from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) expanding the categories of practitioners who may, under certain conditions on a temporary basis, dispense a narcotic drug for the purpose of treating opioid use disorders. In an effort to make treatment more accessible for rural patients, "qualifying practitioner" now includes physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The rule brings the DEA's regulations into agreement with provisions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which was signed into law in 2016.
Source: Federal Register
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