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[June 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 123)]
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[Page 38108-38110]
 
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)

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Part XVII





Department of Veterans Affairs





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Ch. I

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: This agenda announces the regulations that the Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA) will have under development or review during the 
12-month period beginning in the spring 2004. The purpose in publishing 
the Department's regulatory agenda is to allow all interested persons 
the opportunity to participate in VA's regulatory planning.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to comment on the entries 
listed in the agenda by contacting the individual agency contact listed 
for each entry or by writing to: Director, Regulations Management 
(00REG1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Armstrong at (202) 273-9515.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document is issued pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (and 
implementing guidance) and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which 
require that executive agencies semiannually publish in the Federal 
Register an agenda of regulations that VA will have under development 
or review.

 Robert C. McFetridge,

Director, Regulations Management.

                               Department of Veterans Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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2927        Patients Rights.......................................................................    2900-AL66
2928        Use of VA Form 10-10EZR and Signature of Requirements for Certain VA Forms............    2900-AL91
2929        Beneficiary Travel Under 38 U.S.C. 111................................................    2900-AM02
2930        Eligibility for Health Care Benefits for Certain Filipino Veterans in the United          2900-AM03
            States................................................................................
2931        Education Provisions of the Veterans Programs Enhancement Act of 1998.................    2900-AJ68
2932        Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and           2900-AK80
            Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education Claimants...............................
2933        Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program Eligibility Period for          2900-AL44
            Eligible Children and Other Miscellaneous Issues......................................
2934        Loan Guaranty: Assistance to Certain Disabled Veterans in Acquiring Specially Adapted     2900-AL58
            Housing...............................................................................
2935        Loan Guaranty; Loan Servicing and Claims Procedures Modification......................    2900-AL65
2936        Presumptions of Service Connection for Certain Disabilities, and Related Matters......    2900-AL70
2937        Adjudication: Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation Benefits........................    2900-AL71
2938        Burial Benefits.......................................................................    2900-AL72
2939        Rules on Apportionments to Dependents, Payments to Fiduciaries and Incarcerated           2900-AL74
            Beneficiaries.........................................................................
2940        Regulations Related to Payments and Adjustments to Payments...........................    2900-AL75
2941        Claims Based on Service in the Philippine Armed Forces................................    2900-AL76
2942        Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program--Statutory Amendments, U.S. Court of     2900-AL78
            Appeals for Veterans Claims Decisions, Policy Revisions, and Reader-focused Plain
            English Regulations...................................................................
2943        Duties of VA; Rights and Responsibilities of Claimants and Beneficiaries..............    2900-AL82
2944        Elections of Improved Pension; Old Law and Section 306 Pension........................    2900-AL83
2945        Special and Ancillary Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors.................    2900-AL84
2946        Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Surviving Spouse's Rate; Payments Based on         2900-AL86
            Veterans Entitlement to Compensation for Service-Connection Disability Rated Totally
            Disabling for Specified Periods.......................................................
2947        General Provisions....................................................................    2900-AL87
2948        Special Ratings.......................................................................    2900-AL88
2949        Dependency and Indemnify Compensation Benefits........................................    2900-AL89
2950        Loan Guaranty: Amendments to Hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgages.........................    2900-AL92
2951        Dependents of Veterans................................................................    2900-AL94
2952        Payments to Beneficiaries Who Are Eligible for More Than One Benefit..................    2900-AL95
2953        General Evidence Requirements, Effective Dates, Revision of Decisions, and Protection     2900-AM01
            of Existing Ratings...................................................................
2954        Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations Plain Language Rewrite.........    2900-AK78
2955        Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations; Grants and              2900-AJ62
            Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit
            Organizations.........................................................................
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                                Department of Veterans Affairs--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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2956        Advanced Health Care Planning.........................................................    2900-AJ28
2957        Grants to States for Construction and Acquisition of State Home Facilities............    2900-AJ43
2958        Waivers...............................................................................    2900-AK29
2959        Payment for Non-VA Physician Services Associated With Either Outpatient or Inpatient      2900-AK94
            Care Provided at Non-VA Facilities....................................................
2960        Priorities for Outpatient Medical Services and Inpatient Hospital Care................    2900-AL39
2961        Copayments for Extended Care Services.................................................    2900-AL49
2962        Enrollment-Provision of Hospital and Outpatient Care to Veterans--Subpriorities of        2900-AL51
            Priority Categories 7 and 8 and Enrollment Level Decision.............................
2963        Sensori-Neural Aids...................................................................    2900-AL60
2964        VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program; Religious Organizations.............    2900-AL63
2965        Medication Prescribed by Non-VA Physicians............................................    2900-AL68
2966        Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Technical Amendment...............    2900-AL99
2967        Total Disability Evaluations Based on Inability of the Individual To Engage in            2900-AH21
            Substantially Gainful Employment......................................................
2968        Schedule for Rating Disabilities--The Eye.............................................    2900-AH43
2969        Claims Based on Aggravation of Nonservice-Connected Disability........................    2900-AI42
2970        Definition of Psychosis for Certain VA Purposes.......................................    2900-AK21
2971        Filipino Veterans' Benefit Improvements...............................................    2900-AK65
2972        Loan Guaranty: Prepurchase Counseling Requirements....................................    2900-AK76
2973        Additional Disability or Death Due to Hospital Care, Medical or Surgical Treatment,       2900-AK77
            Examination, Training and Rehabilitation Services, or Compensated Work Therapy Program
2974        Time Limit for Request for De Novo Review.............................................    2900-AK97
2975        Exceptions to Definition of Date of Receipt Based on Special or Unforeseen                2900-AL12
            Circumstances.........................................................................
2976        Loan Guaranty: Implementation of Public Law 107-103...................................    2900-AL23
2977        Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Guidelines for Application of Evaluation Criteria       2900-AL26
            for Certain Respiratory and Cardiovascular Conditions; Evaluation of Hypertension With
            Heart Disease.........................................................................
2978        Veterans Education: Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001.............    2900-AL28
2979        Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Evaluation of Multiple Scars........................    2900-AL32
2980        Administration of VA Education Benefits--Centralized Certification....................    2900-AL43
2981        Loan Guaranty: Hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgages.......................................    2900-AL54
2982        Compensation for Certain Cases of Bilateral Deafness..................................    2900-AL59
2983        Increase Rates Payable Under the Survivor's and Dependent's Education Assistant           2900-AL64
            Program...............................................................................
2984        Service Requirements for Veterans.....................................................    2900-AL67
2985        Reservists' Education: Revision of Eligibility Requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill-   2900-AL69
            Selected Reserve......................................................................
2986        Veterans Education: Nonpayment of VA Educational Assistance to Fugitive Felons........    2900-AL79
2987        Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve..............    2900-AL80
2988        Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Text Program..    2900-AL81
2989        Presumption of Sound Condition: Aggravation of a Disability by Active Service.........    2900-AL90
2990        Changes to 38 CFR 3.809 for Specially Adapted Housing Eligibility for Recipients for      2900-AL98
            Compensation Under 38 CFR 3.358.......................................................
2991        Board of Veterans' Appeals: Obtaining Evidence and Curing Procedural Defects..........    2900-AL77
2992        Board of Veterans Appeals: Appeal Regulations; Rules of Practice; Delegations of          2900-AL96
            Authority.............................................................................
2993        Board of Veterans' Appeals: Clarification of A Notice of Disagreement.................    2900-AL97
2994        Eligibility for Burial in National Cemetery for Surviving Spouses Who Remarry and New     2900-AM00
            Philippine Scouts.....................................................................
2995        Standards for Collection, Compromise, Suspension, or Termination of Collection Effort,    2900-AK10
            and Referral of Civil Claims for Money or Property; Regional Office Committees on
            Waivers and Compromises; Salary.......................................................
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                                Department of Veterans Affairs--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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2996        Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; 2003 Methodology Changes.............    2900-AL06
2997        Charges Used for Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Parties for Medical Care or        2900-AL48
            Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs...............................
2998        Reasonable Charges for Medical Care or Services; 2003 Update..........................    2900-AL57
2999        Schedule for Rating Disabilities--The Musculoskeletal System..........................    2900-AE91
3000        Schedule for Rating Disabilities--Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders....    2900-AF23

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3001        Schedule for Rating Disabilities--Digestive System....................................    2900-AF24
3002        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Requirement for Drug-Free    2900-AK16
            Workplace (Assistance)................................................................
3003        Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Malignant Neoplasms.................................    2900-AL27
3004        Testimony Certified or Under Oath.....................................................    2900-AL38
3005        Annual Risk Allowance for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Group        2900-AL56
            Life Insurance........................................................................
3006        New and Material Evidence.............................................................    2900-AL73
3007        Delegation of Authority--Property Management Contractor...............................    2900-AL85
3008        Changes of Effective Date of Rule Adding a Disease Associated With Exposure to Certain    2900-AL93
            Herbicide Agents: Type 2 Diabetes.....................................................
3009        Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)..........    2900-AL53
3010        Board of Veterans' Appeals Regulations; Rules of Practice.............................    2900-AE78
3011        The Board of Veterans' Appeals; Rules of Practice--Motion for Review of Decisions on      2900-AJ85
            Grounds of Clear and Unmistakable Error...............................................
3012        Rules of Practice: Medical Opinions From the Veterans Health Administration...........    2900-AK52
3013        Board of Veterans' Appeals Rules of Practice: Notice Procedures Relating to Withdrawal    2900-AL45
            of Services by a Representative.......................................................
3014        State Cemetery Grants.................................................................    2900-AH46
3015        Eligibility for Appropriate Government Marker for a Grave Already Marked at Private       2900-AL40
            Expense...............................................................................
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[June 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 123)]
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)                 Proposed Rule Stage

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VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

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2927. PATIENTS RIGHTS




Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 38 USC 501; 38 USC 1721

CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.33

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans 
Affairs' medical regulations that set forth patients' rights to clarify 
that it is legally permissible for VA patients to receive medication 
prescribed by any health care professional legally authorized to 
prescribe medication.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
varegulations@mail.va.gov

Agency Contact: Audrey Crenshew Drake, Program Director Nursing (108), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, 810 
Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420
Phone: 202 565-6740
Email: audrey.drake@mail.va

RIN: 2900-AL66
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