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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC37 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Reform to Enhance the Integrity of the Civil Surgeon Program 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose regulatory provisions designed to strengthen the requirements for acquiring and maintaining a USCIS civil surgeon designation. DHS will propose requirements related to improving the vetting process associated with becoming a USCIS-designated civil surgeon, including revocation provisions, periodic renewal requirements, board certification requirements, and requirements related to a civil surgeon’s reporting of negative factors involving medical licensing or criminal history.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 232    42 CFR 34.1   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 252    8 U.S.C. 1222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Locky Nimick
Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1100,
Washington, DC 20529-2090
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480