[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Page 56926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19430]



Health Resources and Services Administration

Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Program Administrative Close-Out

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This Notice announces the administrative close-out of the 
Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Program (the Program). All business 
concerning petitions and related payment documentation associated with 
the Program will conclude on October 31, 2005.
    As of that date, the Program will cease to accept or process any 
additional documentation submitted by individuals (or their 
representatives) relating to the eligibility or payment of petitions 
still pending. Remaining funds will be returned to the United States 
Treasury, and the Program will archive all outstanding documentation at 
the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, Maryland, in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Archives and Records 

DATES: Effective Date: October 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Program, Healthcare Systems 
Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-06, 
Rockville, Maryland 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul T. Clark, Director, Ricky Ray 
Hemophilia Relief Fund Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-06, 
Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-2330.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Program implemented the Ricky Ray 
Hemophilia Relief Fund Act of 1998 (the Act), Pub. Law 105-369. The Act 
established a Trust Fund to provide compassionate payments to 
individuals with blood-clotting disorders, such as hemophilia, who were 
treated with antihemophilic factor between July 1, 1982 and December 
31, 1987, and contracted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as 
to certain persons who contracted HIV from these individuals. In the 
event individuals eligible for payment were deceased, the Act also 
provided for payments to certain survivors of these individuals.
    Under section 101(d) of the Act, the Trust Fund terminated on 
November 12, 2003. The Act requires all remaining funds to be deposited 
in the miscellaneous receipts account in the Treasury of the United 
    The Program has made compassionate payments totaling in excess of 
$559 million to more than 7,171 eligible individuals and survivors.

    Dated: September 22, 2005.
Dennis P. Williams,
Deputy Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-19430 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]