Proposed Information Collection (National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations) Activity; Comment Request, 8935 [E8-2957]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices collection of information should be received on or before April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0458’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or Fax (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501—3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Certification of School Attendance or Termination, VA Forms 21–8960 and 21–8960–1. OMB Control Number: 2900–0458. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21–8960 and VA Form 21–8960– 1 to certify that a child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is attending school. VA uses the information collected to determine the child’s continued entitlement to benefits. Benefits are discontinued if the child marries, or no longer attending school. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 11,667 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: February 8, 2008. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–2956 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0621] Proposed Information Collection (National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations) Activity; Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine whether malpractice payments are related to substandard care, professional incompetence or misconduct. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: mary.stout@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0621’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Stout (202) 461–5867 or FAX (202) 273–9381. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8935 being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations (NPDB). OMB Control Number: 2900–0621. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The National Practitioner Data Bank, authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and administered by the Department of Health and Human Service, was established for the purpose of collecting and releasing certain information concerning physicians, dentists, and other licensed health care practitioners. The Act requires VA to obtain information from the Data Bank on health care providers who provide or seek to provide health care services at VA facilities and report information regarding malpractice payments and adverse clinical privileges action to the Data Bank. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,750. Dated: February 8, 2008. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0621]


Proposed Information Collection (National Practitioner Data Bank 
Regulations) Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 
days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits 
comments on information needed to determine whether malpractice 
payments are related to substandard care, professional incompetence or 
misconduct.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health 
Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: mary.stout@va.gov. Please 
refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0621'' in any correspondence. During 
the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal 
Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Stout (202) 461-5867 or FAX (202) 
273-9381.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations (NPDB).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0621.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The National Practitioner Data Bank, authorized by the 
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and administered by the 
Department of Health and Human Service, was established for the purpose 
of collecting and releasing certain information concerning physicians, 
dentists, and other licensed health care practitioners. The Act 
requires VA to obtain information from the Data Bank on health care 
providers who provide or seek to provide health care services at VA 
facilities and report information regarding malpractice payments and 
adverse clinical privileges action to the Data Bank.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,750.

    Dated: February 8, 2008.
    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-2957 Filed 2-14-08; 8:45 am]
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