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HHS/IHS RIN: 0917-AA10 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF) 

This final rule will promulgate regulations governing the administration of the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF). CHEF pays for extraordinary medical costs associated with treatment of victims of disasters or catastrophic illnesses by reimbursing Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) programs for high-cost cases (e.g., burn victims, motor vehicle accidents, high risk obstetrics, cardiology, etc.). This rule will codify conditions and procedures for payment from the fund.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 136   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 94-437, sec. 202(d), IHCIA, as amended by Pub. L. 111-148, sec. 10221   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/26/2016  81 FR 4239   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/11/2016 
NPRM  07/18/2023  88 FR 45867   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/18/2023 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
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
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
5600 Fishers Lane, Suite 10E73,
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone:301 443-0969