Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files, 35921-35922 [06-5574]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 120 / Thursday, June 22, 2006 / Notices 35921 TABLE 1.—LIST OF SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS SUMMARIES FOR APPROVED PMAS MADE AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 1, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 31, 2006—Continued PMA No./Docket No. Applicant Trade Name P050007/2006M–0016 Abbott Vascular Devices (AVD) STARCLOSE VASCULAR CLOSURE SYSTEM H040005/2006M–0163 Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. KARL STORZ RIGID TTTS FETOSCOPY INSTRUMENT SET WITH 0 AND 12 DEGREE SCOPE, KARL STORZ RIGID TTTS FETOSCOPY INSTRUMENT SET WITH 30 DEGREE SCOPE, AND KARL STORZ SEMI-RIGID TTTS FETOSCOPY INSTRUMENT SET II. Electronic Access Proposed Collection Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the documents at http:// www.fda.gov/cdrh/pmapage.html. Title: 0917–0009, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff’’ Typed of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917–0009, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.’’ Form Numbers(s): None. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is used to evaluate individual health care providers applying for medical staff privileges at IHS health care facilities. The HHS operates health care facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these services, the IHS employs (directly and under contract) several categories of health care providers including: Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), dentists, psychologists, optometrists, podiatrists, audiologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. The IHS policy specifically requires physicians and dentists to be members of the health care facility medical staff where they practice. Health care providers become medical staff members, depending on the local health care facility’s capabilities and medical staff bylaws. There are three types of IHS medical staff applicants: (1) Health care providers applying for direct employment with IHS; (2) contractors who will not seek to become IHS employees; and (3) employed IHS health care providers who seek to transfer between IHS health care facilities. National health care standards developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration), the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and other Dated: June 13, 2006. Linda S. Kahan, Deputy Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. [FR Doc. E6–9898 Filed 6–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files Indian Health Service, HHS. The Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the IHS is providing a 60-day advance opportunity for public comment on a proposed new collection of information to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:08 Jun 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Approval Date December 21, 2005 March 31, 2006 accrediting organizations required health care facilities to review, evaluate and verify the credentials, training and experience of medical staff applicants prior to granting medical staff privileges. To meet these standards, IHS health care facilities require all medical staff applicants to provide information concerning their education, training, licensure, and work experience and any adverse disciplinary actions taken against them. This information is then verified with references supplied by the applicant and may include: Former employers, educational institutions, licensure and certification boards, the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank, and the applicants themselves. In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and clinical privileges, JCAHO standards require that a review of the medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. This review evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and verifies whether they are maintaining the licensure or certification requirements of their specialty. The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care facilities is not optional; such records must be established and maintained at all health care facilities in the United States that are accredited by JCAHO. Prior to the establishment of this JCAHO requirement, the degree to which medical staff applications were verified for completeness and accuracy varied greatly across America. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Burden Hours: The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 35922 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 120 / Thursday, June 22, 2006 / Notices Responses per respondent Est. number of respondents Data collection Burden per response * Application to Medical Staff ...................................................................... Reference Letter ....................................................................................... Reappointment Request ........................................................................... Ob-Gyn Privileges .................................................................................... Internal Medicine ...................................................................................... Surgery Privileges .................................................................................... Psychiatry Privileges ................................................................................ Anesthesia Privileges ............................................................................... Dental Privileges ....................................................................................... Optometry Privileges ................................................................................ Psychology Privileges ............................................................................... Audiology Privileges ................................................................................. Podiatry Privileges .................................................................................... Radiology Privileges ................................................................................. Pathology Privileges ................................................................................. 600 1800 200 25 387 23 18 16 128 21 23 6 6 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Total ................................................................................................... 3,265 ........................ 1.00 0.33 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.33 0.33 0.17 0.08 0.08 0.33 0.33 Total annual burden hrs. (60 mins) .... (20 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (60 mins) .... (20 mins) .... (20 mins) .... (10 mins) .... (5 mins) ...... (5 mins) ...... (20 mins) .... (20 mins) .... 600.0 594.0 200.0 25.0 387.0 23.0 18.0 16.0 42.2 6.9 3.9 0.48 0.48 2.9 .99 ............................. 1,920.85 * For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or maintenance costs to respondents. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send Comments and Requests for Further Information: For the proposed collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports Clearance Officer, 801 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:08 Jun 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll free (301) 443–5938, send via facsimile to (301) 443–2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Dated: June 15, 2006. Robert G. McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 120 (Thursday, June 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35921-35922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5574]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and 
Privileges Files

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS), as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-
clearance consultation program to provide the general public and 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 continuing collections of information in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be 
properly assessed. Currently, the IHS is providing a 60-day advance 
opportunity for public comment on a proposed new collection of 
information to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for 
review.

Proposed Collection

    Title: 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff''
    Typed of Information Collection Request: Extension, without 
revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0009, 
``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges 
Files.''
    Form Numbers(s): None.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of 
information is used to evaluate individual health care providers 
applying for medical staff privileges at IHS health care facilities. 
The HHS operates health care facilities that provide health care 
services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these 
services, the IHS employs (directly and under contract) several 
categories of health care providers including: Physicians (M.D. and 
D.O.), dentists, psychologists, optometrists, podiatrists, 
audiologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse 
anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. The 
IHS policy specifically requires physicians and dentists to be members 
of the health care facility medical staff where they practice. Health 
care providers become medical staff members, depending on the local 
health care facility's capabilities and medical staff bylaws. There are 
three types of IHS medical staff applicants: (1) Health care providers 
applying for direct employment with IHS; (2) contractors who will not 
seek to become IHS employees; and (3) employed IHS health care 
providers who seek to transfer between IHS health care facilities.
    National health care standards developed by the Center for Medicare 
and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing 
Administration), the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of 
Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and other accrediting organizations 
required health care facilities to review, evaluate and verify the 
credentials, training and experience of medical staff applicants prior 
to granting medical staff privileges. To meet these standards, IHS 
health care facilities require all medical staff applicants to provide 
information concerning their education, training, licensure, and work 
experience and any adverse disciplinary actions taken against them. 
This information is then verified with references supplied by the 
applicant and may include: Former employers, educational institutions, 
licensure and certification boards, the American Medical Association, 
the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Practitioner Data 
Bank, and the applicants themselves.
    In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and 
clinical privileges, JCAHO standards require that a review of the 
medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. This review 
evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and verifies 
whether they are maintaining the licensure or certification 
requirements of their specialty.
    The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained 
at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical 
staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care 
facilities is not optional; such records must be established and 
maintained at all health care facilities in the United States that are 
accredited by JCAHO. Prior to the establishment of this JCAHO 
requirement, the degree to which medical staff applications were 
verified for completeness and accuracy varied greatly across America.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals.
    Burden Hours: The table below provides the estimated burden hours 
for this information collection:

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                                     Est. number of   Responses per                                Total annual
          Data collection              respondents     respondent       Burden per  response *      burden hrs.
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Application to Medical Staff.......             600               1  1.00 (60 mins).............          600.0
Reference Letter...................            1800               1  0.33 (20 mins).............          594.0
Reappointment Request..............             200               1  1.00 (60 mins).............          200.0
Ob-Gyn Privileges..................              25               1  1.00 (60 mins).............           25.0
Internal Medicine..................             387               1  1.00 (60 mins).............          387.0
Surgery Privileges.................              23               1  1.00 (60 mins).............           23.0
Psychiatry Privileges..............              18               1  1.00 (60 mins).............           18.0
Anesthesia Privileges..............              16               1  1.00 (60 mins).............           16.0
Dental Privileges..................             128               1  0.33 (20 mins).............           42.2
Optometry Privileges...............              21               1  0.33 (20 mins).............            6.9
Psychology Privileges..............              23               1  0.17 (10 mins).............            3.9
Audiology Privileges...............               6               1  0.08 (5 mins)..............            0.48
Podiatry Privileges................               6               1  0.08 (5 mins)..............            0.48
Radiology Privileges...............               9               1  0.33 (20 mins).............            2.9
Pathology Privileges...............               3               1  0.33 (20 mins).............             .99
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    Total..........................           3,265  ..............  ...........................        1,920.85 
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* For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes.

    There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or maintenance 
costs to respondents.
    Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate 
(the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to 
provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and 
assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being 
collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use 
of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Send Comments and Requests for Further Information: For the 
proposed collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection 
instrument(s) and instructions to: Mrs. Christina Rouleau, IHS Reports 
Clearance Officer, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450, Rockville, MD 
20852, call non-toll free (301) 443-5938, send via facsimile to (301) 
443-2316, or send your e-mail requests, comments, and return address 
to: crouleau@hqe.ihs.gov.
    Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information 
collection are best assured of having their full effect if received 
within 60 days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: June 15, 2006.
Robert G. McSwain,
Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 06-5574 Filed 6-21-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-16-M