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Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has announced a final rule regarding updates to procedures under the Privacy Act for requesting information from FLRA and procedures followed by FLRA in responding to public requests. The final rule, which will be effective from January 3, 2024, adopts the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2023, with one change.

The purpose of the rule is to reflect changes in the law and FLRA’s organization since the regulations were last updated. The FLRA recognizes the need to update its procedures for requesting information and responding to public requests in order to ensure compliance with the law and to streamline the process.

The FLRA sought public comments on the proposed rule and received one comment from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The comment suggested changing “physician” to “licensed healthcare professional” in one section of the proposed rule. The FLRA agreed with the suggestion, as it recognizes that a requester’s provider of choice may not always be a physician but could be another licensed healthcare professional, such as a nurse practitioner. The change aligns with the use of broader terms in similar situations by other agencies.

The FLRA has determined that this regulation, as amended, will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, and therefore, it does not require certification under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Additionally, the rule will not result in significant costs or obligations on small entities.

The rule also does not trigger any actions under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, as it will not result in significant expenditures by state, local, and tribal governments or the private sector.

Furthermore, this action is not considered a major rule under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, as it will not have a significant impact on the economy, costs, prices, competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based companies to compete with foreign-based companies.

The regulations do not impose any additional information collection or record-keeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

Overall, the final rule updates FLRA’s procedures under the Privacy Act to ensure compliance with the law and to reflect changes in the organization. The FLRA believes that these updates will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the information request and response process.

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