Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 10226-10227 [E7-3918]

Download as PDF 10226 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices Proposed Project: Data Collection Tool for the Black Lung Clinics Program (OMB No. 0915–0292): Revision The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration, conducts an annual data collection of user information for the Black Lung Clinics Program. The purpose of the Black Lung Clinics Program is to improve the health status of coal workers by providing services to minimize the effects of respiratory and pulmonary impairments of coal miners. Grantees provide specific diagnostic and treatment procedures required in the management of problems associated with black lung disease which improves the quality of life of the miner and reduces economic costs associated with morbidity and mortality arising from pulmonary diseases. The purpose of collecting this data is to provide HRSA with information on how well each grantee is meeting the needs of active and retired miners in the funded communities. Data from the annual report will provide quantitative information about the programs, specifically: (a) The characteristics of the patients they serve (gender, age, disability level, occupation type); (b) the characteristics of services provided (medical encounters, nonmedical encounters, benefits counseling, or outreach); and (c) the number of patients served. The annual report will be updated to include a qualitative measure on the percent of patients that show improvement in pulmonary function. This assessment will provide data useful to the program and will enable HRSA to provide data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. It will also ensure that funds are being effectively used to provide services to meet the needs of the target population. The estimated burden is a follows: Form name Number of respondents Responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Database .......................................................................................................... 15 1 10 150 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, 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. Dated: February 27, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–3917 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Proposed Project: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and Associated Forms (OMB No. 0915– 0157): Revision Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (44 U.D.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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. Section 372 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act requires that the Secretary, by contract, provide for the establishment and operation of an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The OPTN, among other responsibilities, operates and maintains a national waiting list of individuals requiring organ transplants, maintains a computerized system for matching donor organs with transplant candidates on the waiting list, and operates a 24-hour system to facilitate matching organs with individuals included in the list. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Data for the OPTN data system are collected from transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and tissue-typing laboratories. The information is used to indicate the disease severity of transplant candidates, to monitor compliance of member organizations with OPTN rules and requirements, and to report periodically on the clinical and scientific status of organ donation and transplantation in this country. Data are used to develop transplant, donation and allocation policies, to determine if institutional members are complying with policy, to determine member specific performance, to ensure patient safety when no alternative sources of data exist and to fulfill the requirements of the OPTN Final Rule. The practical utility of the data collection is further enhanced by requirements that the OPTN data must be made available, consistent with applicable laws, for use by OPTN members, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, the Department of Health and Human Services, and others for evaluation, research, patient information, and other important purposes. Revisions in the 26 data collection forms are intended to implement approved reduction in data collection for candidates and recipients, to provide additional information specific to pediatric patients, and to clarify existing questions. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 10227 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 44 / Wednesday, March 7, 2007 / Notices ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents Form Responses per respondents Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours Deceased Donor Registration .............................................. Death referral data ............................................................... Living Donor Registration .................................................... Living Donor Follow-up ........................................................ Donor Histocompatibility ...................................................... Recipient Histocompatibility ................................................. Heart Candidate Registration .............................................. Lung Candidate Registration ............................................... Heart/Lung Candidate Registration ..................................... Thoracic Registration ........................................................... Thoracic Follow-up ............................................................... Kidney Candidate Registration ............................................ Kidney Registration .............................................................. Kidney Follow-up ................................................................. Liver Candidate Registration ............................................... Liver Registration ................................................................. Liver Follow-up ..................................................................... Kidney/Pancreas Candidate Registration ............................ Kidney/Pancreas Registration .............................................. Kidney/Pancreas Follow-up ................................................. Pancreas Candidate Registration ........................................ Pancreas Registration .......................................................... Pancreas Follow-up ............................................................. Intestine Candidate Registration .......................................... Intestine Registration ........................................................... Intestine Follow-up ............................................................... Post Transplant Malignancy ................................................ 58 58 711 711 154 154 135 67 59 135 135 250 250 250 125 125 125 146 146 146 146 146 146 45 45 45 711 215 12 10 18 95 172 23 27 1 27 229 133 69 544 89 54 383 12 7 65 7 3 23 8 4 17 6 12,470 696 7,110 12,798 14,630 26,488 3,105 1,809 59 3,645 30,915 33,250 17,250 136,000 11,125 6,750 47,875 1,752 1,022 9,490 1,022 438 3,358 360 180 765 4,266 0.4200 10.0000 0.4100 0.3300 0.0600 0.1100 0.2800 0.2800 0.2800 0.4400 0.4130 0.2800 0.4400 0.3332 0.2800 0.4000 0.3336 0.2800 0.5300 0.5027 0.2800 0.4400 0.4133 0.2400 0.5300 0.5059 0.0800 5,237.4000 6,960.0000 2,915.1000 4,223.3400 877.8000 2,913.6800 869.4000 506.5200 16.5200 1,603.8000 12,767.8950 9,310.0000 7,590.0000 45,315.2000 3,115.0000 2,700.0000 15,971.1000 490.5600 541.6600 4,770.6230 286.1600 192.7200 1,387.8614 86.4000 95.4000 387.0135 341.2800 Total .............................................................................. 923 ........................ 388,628 ........................ 131,472.4329 Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, 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. Dated: February 27, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–3918 Filed 3–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Practitioner Data Bank; Announcement of Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) Opening Date and User Fees Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is announcing the implementation of a Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) Prototype. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Mar 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 PDS is being offered as an alternative to the periodic querying of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). It was developed in response to the growing interest of healthcare entities in ongoing monitoring of practitioner credentials. Authorized Data Bank entities can choose to enroll all of their practitioners in PDS or enroll some practitioners while continuing to periodically query on others using the regular query methods. The query fee for periodic queries remains $4.75 per name. Entities with PDS enrolled practitioners will be notified within one business day of the NPDB’s receipt of a report on any of their enrollees. While entities can expect to receive reports sooner with PDS, the format of and the information contained in a report, as well as the information required to be reported will remain the same. Initially, the PDS is being offered as a prototype. The annual subscription fee, during the prototype period, is $3.25 per practitioner. This rate is subject to change after the prototype period is complete. DATES: This fee will be effective April 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Pincus, Branch Chief, Practitioner Data Banks Branch, Office of Workforce Evaluation and Quality Assurance, PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Rm 8C–103, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Tel: 301–443–2300, E-mail: policyanalysis@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. PDS Enrollment Availability The PDS prototype will be available April 30, 2007. An invitation to enroll practitioners in the prototype has been extended first to organizations that assisted HRSA with designing and pricing, which occurred between 2003 and 2005. All NPDB registered entities have been invited to enroll their practitioners to meet a predetermined number for enrollees. Once this number is achieved, enrollment in the prototype will close. It is anticipated that the PDS prototype period will last approximately 18 to 24 months before it is opened to all authorized Data Bank entities. 2. User Fee Amount The NPDB is authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (the Act), Title IV of Public Law 99–660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11101 et seq.). Section 427(b)(4) of the Act authorizes the establishment of fees for the costs of processing related to receiving and disclosing information. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 44 (Wednesday, March 7, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10226-10227]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3918]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (44 U.D.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes 
periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission 
to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more 
information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be 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: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation 
Network and Associated Forms (OMB No. 0915-0157): Revision

    Section 372 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act requires that 
the Secretary, by contract, provide for the establishment and operation 
of an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). The OPTN, 
among other responsibilities, operates and maintains a national waiting 
list of individuals requiring organ transplants, maintains a 
computerized system for matching donor organs with transplant 
candidates on the waiting list, and operates a 24-hour system to 
facilitate matching organs with individuals included in the list.
    Data for the OPTN data system are collected from transplant 
hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and tissue-typing 
laboratories. The information is used to indicate the disease severity 
of transplant candidates, to monitor compliance of member organizations 
with OPTN rules and requirements, and to report periodically on the 
clinical and scientific status of organ donation and transplantation in 
this country. Data are used to develop transplant, donation and 
allocation policies, to determine if institutional members are 
complying with policy, to determine member specific performance, to 
ensure patient safety when no alternative sources of data exist and to 
fulfill the requirements of the OPTN Final Rule. The practical utility 
of the data collection is further enhanced by requirements that the 
OPTN data must be made available, consistent with applicable laws, for 
use by OPTN members, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, 
the Department of Health and Human Services, and others for evaluation, 
research, patient information, and other important purposes.
    Revisions in the 26 data collection forms are intended to implement 
approved reduction in data collection for candidates and recipients, to 
provide additional information specific to pediatric patients, and to 
clarify existing questions.

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                                       Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden
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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
              Form                  respondents     respondents      responses       response          hours
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Deceased Donor Registration.....              58             215          12,470          0.4200      5,237.4000
Death referral data.............              58              12             696         10.0000      6,960.0000
Living Donor Registration.......             711              10           7,110          0.4100      2,915.1000
Living Donor Follow-up..........             711              18          12,798          0.3300      4,223.3400
Donor Histocompatibility........             154              95          14,630          0.0600        877.8000
Recipient Histocompatibility....             154             172          26,488          0.1100      2,913.6800
Heart Candidate Registration....             135              23           3,105          0.2800        869.4000
Lung Candidate Registration.....              67              27           1,809          0.2800        506.5200
Heart/Lung Candidate                          59               1              59          0.2800         16.5200
 Registration...................
Thoracic Registration...........             135              27           3,645          0.4400      1,603.8000
Thoracic Follow-up..............             135             229          30,915          0.4130     12,767.8950
Kidney Candidate Registration...             250             133          33,250          0.2800      9,310.0000
Kidney Registration.............             250              69          17,250          0.4400      7,590.0000
Kidney Follow-up................             250             544         136,000          0.3332     45,315.2000
Liver Candidate Registration....             125              89          11,125          0.2800      3,115.0000
Liver Registration..............             125              54           6,750          0.4000      2,700.0000
Liver Follow-up.................             125             383          47,875          0.3336     15,971.1000
Kidney/Pancreas Candidate                    146              12           1,752          0.2800        490.5600
 Registration...................
Kidney/Pancreas Registration....             146               7           1,022          0.5300        541.6600
Kidney/Pancreas Follow-up.......             146              65           9,490          0.5027      4,770.6230
Pancreas Candidate Registration.             146               7           1,022          0.2800        286.1600
Pancreas Registration...........             146               3             438          0.4400        192.7200
Pancreas Follow-up..............             146              23           3,358          0.4133      1,387.8614
Intestine Candidate Registration              45               8             360          0.2400         86.4000
Intestine Registration..........              45               4             180          0.5300         95.4000
Intestine Follow-up.............              45              17             765          0.5059        387.0135
Post Transplant Malignancy......             711               6           4,266          0.0800        341.2800
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    Total.......................             923  ..............         388,628  ..............    131,472.4329
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    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, 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.

    Dated: February 27, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
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