[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 67 (Thursday, April 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19361-19362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8357]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; 
Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    Part A (Office of the Secretary), Statement of Organization, 
Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) is being amended at Chapter AE, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) as last amended 
at 67 FR 61341-42 dated September 30, 2002 and most recently at 73 FR 
19977, dated April 16, 2010. This reorganization is to realign the 
functions of ASPE to reflect the current structure and areas of focus. 
The changes are as follows:
    I. Under Section AE.20 Functions, delete Paragraph D, Office of 
Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (AEW), in its entirety and 
replace with the following:
    D. The Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy is 
responsible for the development, coordination, research and evaluation 
of HHS policies and programs that support the independence, 
productivity, health and well being of children, working age adults, 
and older persons with disabilities. The office is also responsible for 
policy coordination and research to promote the economic and social 
well-being of older Americans. The Office coordinates its work with 
aging and disability-related agencies and programs throughout the 
government, including the Departments of Justice, Labor, Education, 
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the Social Security 
Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
    1. The Division of Disability and Aging Policy is responsible for 
policy development, coordination, research and evaluation of policies 
and programs focusing on persons with disabilities and older Americans 
(Older Americans Act). Activities related to the Older Americans Act 
are carried out in coordination with the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Aging. This includes measuring and evaluating the impact 
of programs authorized by the Older Americans Act. The Division is also 
responsible for supporting the development and coordination of 
crosscutting disability and aging data and policies within the 
Department and other federal agencies. Areas of focus include assessing 
the interaction between the health, disability, and economic well-being 
of persons of all ages with disabilities including the prevalence of 
disability and disabling conditions; describing the socio-demographic 
characteristics of relevant populations; determining service use, 
income, employment, and program participation patterns; and 
coordinating the development of disability and aging data and policies 
that affect the characteristics, circumstances and needs of older 
Americans and disabled populations. The Division's responsibilities 
include long-range planning, budget and economic analysis, program 
analysis, review of regulations and reports on legislation, review and 
conduct of research and evaluation activities, and information 
dissemination.
    2. The Division of Long-Term Care Policy is responsible for 
coordination, development, research and evaluation of HHS policies and 
programs which address the long-term care and personal assistance needs 
of people of all ages with functional impairments and disabilities. The 
Division is the focal point for policy development and analysis related 
to the long-term care services components of the Affordable Care Act as 
well as Medicare, Medicaid, and including nursing facility services, 
community residential services, personal assistance services, home 
health and rehabilitation services, and the integration of acute, post-
acute and long-term care services. The Division's responsibilities 
include long-range planning, budget and economic analysis, program 
analysis, review of regulations and reports on legislation, review and 
conduct of research and evaluation activities, and information 
dissemination.
    3. The Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities 
Policy is responsible for analysis, coordination, research and 
evaluation of policies related to individuals with severe intellectual 
disabilities, severe addictions and/or severe and persistent mental 
illness. The Division's responsibilities include long-range planning, 
budget and economic analysis, data development and analysis, program 
analysis, review of regulations and reports on legislation, review and 
conduct of research and evaluation activities, and information

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dissemination. The Division is the focal point for policy development 
and analysis related to financing, access/delivery, organization and 
quality of Intellectual Disabilities and Serious and Persistent Mental 
Illnesses services, including those financed by Medicaid, Medicare, 
SAMHSA, Administration on Developmental Disabilities and HRSA. The 
Division works closely with other offices in ASPE because the two 
vulnerable populations that are its focus are users of both human 
services and health services.
    II. Delegations of Authority: All delegations and redelegations of 
authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational 
components will continue in them or their successors pending further 
redelegation, provided they are consistent with this reorganization.

    Dated: March 30, 2011.
E.J. Holland, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-8357 Filed 4-6-11; 8:45 am]
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