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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC37 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
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  05/00/2023 
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:
Mark Phillips
Residence and Naturalization Division Chief
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000