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Proposed Project: Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will create a toolkit to be used for the purposes of collecting data on the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). The CCP provides supplemental funding to states and territories for individual and community crisis intervention services during a federal disaster. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for Federal response to a variety of catastrophic events. State CCPs, such as Project HOPE (after Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina), Project Heartland (in Oklahoma City after the Murrah Federal Building bombing), Project Liberty (in New York after 9/11), and Project Outreach for Recovery (after the Rhode Island nightclub fire) have primarily addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and (c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis counseling relies largely on ‘‘active listening,’’ and crisis counselors also provide psychoeducation (especially about the nature of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis counseling is timelimited, referral is the third important functions of CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment if the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems. Data about services delivered and users of services will be collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for the program. SAMHSA has confirmed the feasibility of using scanable forms for most purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from all programs, they can be uploaded into an ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS with a way of producing summary reports of services provided across all programs funded. The components of the tool kit are listed and described below: • Encounter logs. These forms will document all services provided. Completion of these logs will be required by the crisis counselors. There will be three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and (3) Weekly Tally Sheet. » Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that lasts at least 15 minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form will be completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined as the person or persons who actively participated in the session (e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely present. For families, crisis counselors will complete separate forms for all family members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information to be collected includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, and referral data. » Group Encounter Log. This form will be used to identify either a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education encounter. A check at the top will identify the class of activities (i.e., counseling or education). This form will be completed by the Crisis Counselor for each group encounter. Information to be collected includes services characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group activities. » Weekly Tally Sheet. This form will document brief educational and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information to be collected will include service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly totals for brief educational or supportive contacts and material distribution with no or minimal interaction. • Assessment and Referral Tool. This tool will provide descriptive information about intense users of services, defined as all individuals receiving a third or fifth individual crisis counseling visit. This tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and will be completed by the crisis counselor for each individual who accesses individual crisis counseling a third or fifth time. • Participant Feedback. These surveys will be completed by and collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. A time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information to be collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements in selffunctioning, types of exposure, and event reactions. • CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys will be completed by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program itself will be identified and shared with program management only if the number of individual workers is greater than 20. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 38969 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Responses per respondents Number of respondents Form Hours per responses Total hour burden Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log ..................................... Group Encounter Log Form ............................................................................. Weekly Tally Sheet .......................................................................................... Assessment & Referral Tool ............................................................................ Participant Feedback ....................................................................................... CCP Service Provider Feedback ..................................................................... 7,500 4,000 4,000 100 1,000 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 .03 .03 .08 .08 .06 .08 225 120 320 8 60 8 Total .......................................................................................................... 16,700 ........................ ........................ 741 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by August 5, 2005, to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to submit comments by fax to: 202–395–6974. will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end, and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http://workplace.samhsa.gov and http://www.drugfreeworkplace.gov. Dated: June 29, 2005. Patricia S. Bransford, Acting Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–13238 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] Mrs. Giselle Hersh or Dr. Walter Vogl, Division of Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, Room 2–1035, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240–276–2600 (voice), 240–276– 2610 (fax). BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Current List of Laboratories Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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Subpart C of the Mandatory Guidelines, ‘‘Certification of Laboratories Engaged in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies,’’ sets strict standards that laboratories must meet in order to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens for Federal agencies. To become certified, an applicant laboratory must undergo three rounds of performance testing plus an on-site inspection. To maintain that certification, a laboratory must participate in a quarterly performance testing program plus undergo periodic, on-site inspections. Laboratories which claim to be in the applicant stage of certification are not to be considered as meeting the minimum requirements described in the HHS Mandatory Guidelines. A laboratory must have its letter of certification from HHS/SAMHSA (formerly: HHS/NIDA) which attests that it has met minimum standards. In accordance with Subpart C of the Mandatory Guidelines dated April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644), the following laboratories meet the minimum SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration VerDate jul<14>2003 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 standards to conduct drug and specimen validity tests on urine specimens: ACL Laboratories, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI 53227, 414–328– 7840/800–877–7016, (Formerly: Bayshore Clinical Laboratory). ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc., 160 Elmgrove Park, Rochester, NY 14624, 585–429–2264. Advanced Toxicology Network, 3560 Air Center Cove, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38118, 901–794–5770/888–290– 1150. Aegis Analytical Laboratories, Inc., 345 Hill Ave., Nashville, TN 37210, 615– 255–2400. Baptist Medical Center—Toxicology Laboratory, 9601 I–630, Exit 7, Little Rock, AR 72205–7299, 501–202–2783, (Formerly: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Baptist Medical Center). Clinical Reference Lab, 8433 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS 66215–2802, 800– 445–6917. Diagnostic Services, Inc., dba DSI, 12700 Westlinks Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913, 239–561–8200/800–735– 5416. Doctors Laboratory, Inc., 2906 Julia Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602, 229–671– 2281. DrugProof, Division of Dynacare/ Laboratory of Pathology, LLC, 1229 Madison St., Suite 500, Nordstrom Medical Tower, Seattle, WA 98104, 206–386–2661/800–898–0180, (Formerly: Laboratory of Pathology of Seattle, Inc., DrugProof, Division of Laboratory of Pathology of Seattle, Inc.). DrugScan, Inc., P.O. Box 2969, 1119 Mearns Road, Warminster, PA 18974, 215–674–9310. Dynacare Kasper Medical Laboratories*, 10150–102 St., Suite 200, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 5E2, 780–451– 3702/800–661–9876. ElSohly Laboratories, Inc., 5 Industrial Park Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, 662– 236–2609. Express Analytical Labs, 3405 7th Ave., Suite 106, Marion, IA 52302, 319– 377–0500. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information 
collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these 
documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Proposed Project: Toolkit Protocol for the Crisis Counseling Assistance 
and Training Program (CCP)--NEW

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will create a toolkit 
to be used for the purposes of collecting data on the Crisis Counseling 
Assistance and Training Program (CCP). The CCP provides supplemental 
funding to states and territories for individual and community crisis 
intervention services during a federal disaster.
    The CCP has provided disaster mental health services to millions of 
disaster survivors since its inception and, as a result of 30 years of 
accumulated expertise, it has become an important model for Federal 
response to a variety of catastrophic events. State CCPs, such as 
Project HOPE (after Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina), Project 
Heartland (in Oklahoma City after the Murrah Federal Building bombing), 
Project Liberty (in New York after 9/11), and Project Outreach for 
Recovery (after the Rhode Island nightclub fire) have primarily 
addressed the short-term mental health needs of communities through (a) 
outreach and public education, (b) individual and group counseling, and 
(c) referral. Outreach and public education serve primarily to 
normalize reactions and to engage people who might need further care. 
Crisis counseling assists survivors to cope with current stress and 
symptoms in order to return to predisaster functioning. Crisis 
counseling relies largely on ``active listening,'' and crisis 
counselors also provide psycho-education (especially about the nature 
of responses to trauma) and help clients build coping skills. Crisis 
counseling typically continues no more than a few times. Because crisis 
counseling is time-limited, referral is the third important functions 
of CCPs. Counselors are expected to refer clients to formal treatment 
if the person has developed more serious psychiatric problems.
    Data about services delivered and users of services will be 
collected throughout the program period. The data will be collected via 
the use of a toolkit that relies on standardized forms. At the program 
level, the data will be entered quickly and easily into a cumulative 
database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for 
the program. SAMHSA has confirmed the feasibility of using scanable 
forms for most purposes. Because the data will be collected in a 
consistent way from all programs, they can be uploaded into an ongoing 
national database that likewise provides CMHS with a way of producing 
summary reports of services provided across all programs funded.
    The components of the tool kit are listed and described below:
     Encounter logs. These forms will document all services 
provided. Completion of these logs will be required by the crisis 
counselors. There will be three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual 
Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and 
(3) Weekly Tally Sheet.
    [ctrcir] Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. 
Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that lasts at least 15 
minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form will be 
completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined 
as the person or persons who actively participated in the session 
(e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely present. 
For families, crisis counselors will complete separate forms for all 
family members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information to be 
collected includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, 
and referral data.
    [ctrcir] Group Encounter Log. This form will be used to identify 
either a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education 
encounter. A check at the top will identify the class of activities 
(i.e., counseling or education). This form will be completed by the 
Crisis Counselor for each group encounter. Information to be collected 
includes services characteristics, group identity and characteristics, 
and group activities.
    [ctrcir] Weekly Tally Sheet. This form will document brief 
educational and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. 
Information to be collected will include service characteristics, daily 
tallies and weekly totals for brief educational or supportive contacts 
and material distribution with no or minimal interaction.
     Assessment and Referral Tool. This tool will provide 
descriptive information about intense users of services, defined as all 
individuals receiving a third or fifth individual crisis counseling 
visit. This tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and 
will be completed by the crisis counselor for each individual who 
accesses individual crisis counseling a third or fifth time.
     Participant Feedback. These surveys will be completed by 
and collected from a sample of service recipients, not every recipient. 
A time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all 
counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information 
to be collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived 
improvements in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event 
reactions.
     CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys will be 
completed by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously 
at six months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on 
several program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the 
program itself will be identified and shared with program management 
only if the number of individual workers is greater than 20.

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                                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per      Total hour
                      Form                          respondents     respondents      responses        burden
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Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter            7,500               1             .03             225
 Log............................................
Group Encounter Log Form........................           4,000               1             .03             120
Weekly Tally Sheet..............................           4,000               1             .08             320
Assessment & Referral Tool......................             100               1             .08               8
Participant Feedback............................           1,000               1             .06              60
CCP Service Provider Feedback...................             100               1             .08               8
                                                 -----------------
    Total.......................................          16,700  ..............  ..............             741
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by August 5, 2005, to: SAMHSA 
Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503; due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail 
sent through the U.S. Postal Service, respondents are encouraged to 
submit comments by fax to: 202-395-6974.

    Dated: June 29, 2005.
Patricia S. Bransford,
Acting Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-13238 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P