Request for Public Comment: 30-day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges File, 53106-53107 [06-7522]

Download as PDF 53106 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 174 / Friday, September 8, 2006 / Notices September 25, 2006; however, onsite registration will be permitted if space remains (see the Registration section of this document for details). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD 20852. Additional information about, and directions to, the facility are available on the Internet at http:// marriott.com/property/factsheet/wasbn. (FDA has verified the Web site address, but FDA is not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FDA: Margaret Tolbert, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ–230), Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD 20850, 240–276– 3240, e-mail margaret.tolbert@fda.hhs.gov. 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If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Margaret Tolbert (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or the Marriott North Hotel and Conference Center at 301–822–9200, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Dated: August 31, 2006. Linda S. Kahan, Deputy Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. [FR Doc. E6–14852 Filed 9–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 30-day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges File Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 (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. As required by section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Act, the proposed information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The IHS received no comments in response to the 60-day Federal Register notice (71 FR 35921) published on June 22, 2006. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– 0009, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.’’ Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection, 0917–0009, PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.’’ Form Number: 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 IHS operates health care facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these service, 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, physicians 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 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 53107 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 174 / Friday, September 8, 2006 / Notices 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: Health care Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument Responses per respondent providers requesting medical staff privileges at IHS health facilities. The table below provides the following: Types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour. Annual number of responses Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 600 1800 200 387 25 23 18 16 128 21 23 6 6 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 600 1800 200 387 25 23 18 16 128 21 23 6 6 9 3 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 0.33 600.0 594.0 200.0 387.0 25.0 23.0 18.0 16.0 42.2 6.9 3.9 0.48 0.48 2.9 .99 Total ............................................................................ sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Application to Medical Staff ............................................... Reference Letter ................................................................ Reappointment Request .................................................... Medical Privileges .............................................................. Ob-Gyn Privileges .............................................................. Surgical Privileges ............................................................. Psychiatric Privileges ......................................................... Anesthesia Privileges ......................................................... Dental Privileges ................................................................ Optometric Privileges ......................................................... Psychology Privileges ........................................................ Audiology Privileges ........................................................... Podiatric Privileges ............................................................ Radiology Privileges .......................................................... Pathology Privileges .......................................................... 3,265 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,920.85 There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance Costs to report. 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. Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:38 Sep 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 Attention: Allison Eydt, Desk Officer for IHS. For Further Information: Send requests for more information on the proposed collection or 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 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: September 1, 2006. Robert G. McSwain, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 06–7522 Filed 9–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–M PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4900–FA–22–] Announcement of Funding Awards Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2004 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the SuperNotice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Newry, Director, FHIP Support Division, Office of Programs, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5230, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone number (202) 708–2215 (this is not a toll-free number). A E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 174 (Friday, September 8, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: 06-7522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 30-day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and 
Privileges File

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.

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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 (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. As 
required by section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Act, the proposed information 
collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval.
    The IHS received no comments in response to the 60-day Federal 
Register notice (71 FR 35921) published on June 22, 2006. The purpose 
of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment to 
be submitted directly to OMB.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service 
Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Type of Information 
Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection, 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff 
Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Form Number: 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 IHS operates health care 
facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and 
Alaska Natives. To provide these service, 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, physicians 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

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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: 
Health care providers requesting medical staff privileges at IHS health 
facilities.
    The table below provides the following: Types of data collection 
instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per 
respondent, annual number of responses, average burden hour per 
response, and total annual burden hour.

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                                     Estimated                                        Average
   Data collection instrument        number of     Responses per   Annual number    burden hour    Total annual
                                    respondents     respondent     of  responses   per response    burden hours
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Application to Medical Staff....             600               1             600            1.00          600.0
Reference Letter................            1800               1            1800            0.33          594.0
Reappointment Request...........             200               1             200            1.00          200.0
Medical Privileges..............             387               1             387            1.00          387.0
Ob-Gyn Privileges...............              25               1              25            1.00           25.0
Surgical Privileges.............              23               1              23            1.00           23.0
Psychiatric Privileges..........              18               1              18            1.00           18.0
Anesthesia Privileges...........              16               1              16            1.00           16.0
Dental Privileges...............             128               1             128            0.33           42.2
Optometric Privileges...........              21               1              21            0.33            6.9
Psychology Privileges...........              23               1              23            0.17            3.9
Audiology Privileges............               6               1               6            0.08            0.48
Podiatric Privileges............               6               1               6            0.08            0.48
Radiology Privileges............               9               1               9            0.33            2.9
Pathology Privileges............               3               1               3            0.33             .99
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    Total.......................           3,265  ..............  ..............  ..............        1,920.85
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    There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs and/or Maintenance 
Costs to report.
    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.
    Direct Comments to OMB: Send your written comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time, to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Allison Eydt, Desk Officer for IHS.
    For Further Information: Send requests for more information on the 
proposed collection or 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 30 days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: September 1, 2006.
Robert G. McSwain,
Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7522 Filed 9-7-06; 8:45 am]
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