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HHS/IHS RIN: 0917-AA10 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF) 

CHEF pays for extraordinary medical costs associated with treatment of victims of disasters or catastrophic illnesses. CHEF is used to reimburse PRC programs for high cost cases (e.g., burn victims, motor vehicle accidents, high risk obstetrics, cardiology, etc.). The proposed rule establishes conditions and procedures for payment from the fund.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 94-437, sec. 202(d), IHCI Act, as amended by Pub. L. 111-148, sec. 10221   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/26/2016  81 FR 4339   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/11/2016 
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
CAPT John E. Rael
Director, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane, Suite 10E73,
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone:301 443-0969