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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA68 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Coal Workers' Surveillance Program Autopsy Payments 

This rulemaking amends existing regulatory text to allow the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to compensate pathologists who perform autopsies on coal miners, at a contemporary rate, on a discretionary basis as needed for public health purposes. CDC will pursue a separate rulemaking regarding de-certification of B Readers.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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: 42 CFR 37.52    42 CFR 37.200 to 37.204   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 91-173, sec. 203   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/14/2020  85 FR 8521   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/14/2020 
Final Action  02/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rachel Weiss
Program Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-48,
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone:202 245-0625