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Download as PDF 4271 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 30, 2007 / Notices collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Physician’s Certification of Borrower’s Total and Permanent Disability Form (OMB No. 0915–0204): Extension The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program provided federally-insured loans to students of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, public health, allied health, or chiropractic, and graduate students in health administration or clinical psychology through September 30, 1998. Eligible lenders, such as banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, pension funds, State agencies, HEAL schools, and insurance companies, make new refinanced HEAL loans which are insured by the Federal Government against loss due to borrower’s death, disability, bankruptcy, and default. The basic purpose of the program was to assure the availability of funds for loans to eligible students who needed to borrow money to pay for their educational loans. Currently, the program monitors the federal liability, and assists in default prevention activities. The HEAL borrower, the borrower’s physician, and the holder of the loan complete the Physician’s Certification form to certify that the HEAL borrower meets the total and permanent disability provisions. The Department uses this form to obtain detailed information Number of respondents Respondent Responses per respondent about disability claims which includes the following: (1) The borrower’s consent to release medical records to the Department of Health and Human Services and to the holder of the borrower’s HEAL loans; (2) pertinent information supplied by the certifying physician; (3) the physician’s certification that the borrower is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable impairment that is expected to continue for a long and indefinite period of time or to result in death; and, (4) information from the lender on the unpaid balance. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in disapproval of a disability claim. No changes have been made to the current form. The estimate of burden for the Physician’s Certification form is as follows: Total responses Hours per response (minutes) Total burden hours Borrower ............................................................................... Physician .............................................................................. Loan Holder ......................................................................... 80 80 17 1 1 5 80 80 85 5 30 10 7 40 14 Total .............................................................................. 177 ........................ 425 ........................ 61 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443–1129. The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Dated: January 24, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E7–1437 Filed 1–29–07; 8:45 am] Proposed Project: HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers Evaluation Activities (OMB No. 0915– 0281)—Revision BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jan 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006, supports a network of regional and cross-cutting national centers that conduct targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons with HIV/ AIDS. The purpose of the AETCs is to increase the number of health care providers who are effectively educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage individuals with HIV infection, and to help prevent high risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. As part of an ongoing evaluation effort of AETC activities, information is needed on AETC training sessions, consultations, and technical assistance PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities. Each regional center collects forms on AETC training events, and centers are required to report aggregate data on their activities to HRSA and the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). This data collection provides information on the number of training events, including clinical trainings and consultations, as well as technical assistance activities conducted by each regional center, the number of health care providers receiving professional training or consultation, and the time and effort expended on different levels of training and consultation activities. In addition, information is obtained on the populations served by the AETC trainees, and the increase in capacity achieved through training events. Collection of this information allows HRSA/HAB to provide information on training activities, types of education, and training provided to Ryan White CARE Act grantees, resource allocation, and capacity expansion. Trainees are asked to complete the Participant Information Form (PIF) for each activity they complete, and trainers are asked to complete the Event Record (ER). The estimated annual response burden to the attendees of training programs is as follows: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 4272 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 30, 2007 / Notices Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours PIF ........................................................................................ 94,641 1 94,641 0.2 18,928.2 Total .............................................................................. 94,641 ........................ 94,641 ........................ 18,928.2 The estimated annual burden to AETCs is as follows: Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Event Record ....................................................................... Aggregate Data Set ............................................................. 16,417 12 1 2 16,417 24 0.2 32 3,283 768 Total .............................................................................. 16,429 ........................ 16,441 ........................ 4,051 The total burden hours are 22,979.2. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Karen Matsuoka, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: January 24, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E7–1438 Filed 1–29–07; 8:45 am] For Further Information Contact: Tira Patterson, Division of National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 8A–55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; e-mail: TPatterson@hrsa.gov; telephone: 301–594–4140. Dated: January 24, 2007. Caroline Lewis, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. [FR Doc. E7–1439 Filed 1–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service [Funding Announcement Number: HHS– 2007–IHS–HPDP1–0001] Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps. Dates and Times: March 8, 2007, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m.; March 9, 2007, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; and March 10, 2007, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Place: Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Agenda: The Council will be finalizing a report outlining some recommendations for the National Health Service Corps Program. Discussions will be focused on the impact of these recommendations on the program participants, communities served by these clinicians and in the administration of the program. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jan 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Chronic Care Collaborative Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement. Catalog of Federal Domestic Number: 93.443. Intended Recipient: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Award Amount: $600,000 for year 1; $800,000 for years 2 and 3. Application Deadline: February 1, 2007. Authorities: Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13, Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. 301(a). I. Purpose In this cooperative agreement, the Indian Health Service (IHS) will work closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on innovating and testing new designs of care delivery systems, leveraging results for thousands of patients, and creating a system-wide emphasis on improvement. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The IHI’s senior leaders and faculty will work closely with the senior leadership team of the Indian health care system to design an improvement strategy to meet the following agreed upon aims: To test adaptations and innovations in chronic conditions management in the IHS. • To develop a strategy for spreading the lessons learned to all IHS sites as well as Tribal and urban sites. • To create a more robust improvement infrastructure. • To nurture the image of the IHS as an innovator in healthcare by publicizing successes. Leadership is the critical driver for change and the IHI will work with the IHS, Tribal and Urban health programs leadership to build a culture and structure to support improved levels of performance in the delivery of health care. The IHI and the IHS will work collaboratively to build new models of care and care processes, with the intent of disseminating such learning and ‘‘best practices’’ throughout the Indian health care system. The IHS will have the opportunity to showcase the results of this work by publishing them on shared websites as well as in jointly authored publications. II. Justification The IHI is a non-profit organization that is leading improvement in health care throughout the world. IHI has unparalleled experience and expertise in working with health systems that care for underserved populations to improve the quality of care for their patients and build capacity for continuing improvement. IHI developed and employs a Breakthrough Series methodology (Learning Model Collaborative) to provide programmatic guidance and focus through coordinated training and support, communication, E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 30, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


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

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request 
a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the 
HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995:

Proposed Project: HRSA AIDS Education and Training Centers Evaluation 
Activities (OMB No. 0915-0281)--Revision

    The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, under the 
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006, supports a 
network of regional and cross-cutting national centers that conduct 
targeted, multi-disciplinary education and training programs for health 
care providers treating persons with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the AETCs 
is to increase the number of health care providers who are effectively 
educated and motivated to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically 
manage individuals with HIV infection, and to help prevent high risk 
behaviors that lead to HIV transmission.
    As part of an ongoing evaluation effort of AETC activities, 
information is needed on AETC training sessions, consultations, and 
technical assistance activities. Each regional center collects forms on 
AETC training events, and centers are required to report aggregate data 
on their activities to HRSA and the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). This data 
collection provides information on the number of training events, 
including clinical trainings and consultations, as well as technical 
assistance activities conducted by each regional center, the number of 
health care providers receiving professional training or consultation, 
and the time and effort expended on different levels of training and 
consultation activities. In addition, information is obtained on the 
populations served by the AETC trainees, and the increase in capacity 
achieved through training events. Collection of this information allows 
HRSA/HAB to provide information on training activities, types of 
education, and training provided to Ryan White CARE Act grantees, 
resource allocation, and capacity expansion.
    Trainees are asked to complete the Participant Information Form 
(PIF) for each activity they complete, and trainers are asked to 
complete the Event Record (ER). The estimated annual response burden to 
the attendees of training programs is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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PIF.............................          94,641               1          94,641             0.2        18,928.2
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    Total.......................          94,641  ..............          94,641  ..............        18,928.2
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    The estimated annual burden to AETCs is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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Event Record....................          16,417               1          16,417             0.2           3,283
Aggregate Data Set..............              12               2              24              32             768
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    Total.......................          16,429  ..............          16,441  ..............           4,051
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    The total burden hours are 22,979.2.
    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
Karen Matsuoka, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: January 24, 2007.
Caroline Lewis,
Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial 
Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-1438 Filed 1-29-07; 8:45 am]
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