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E8–27118 Filed 11–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S 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 (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443– 1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP): Extension—(OMB No. 0915–0301) The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) or ‘‘Nursing Scholarship’’ is a competitive Federal program which awards scholarships to individuals for attendance at schools of nursing. The program is administered by the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service Number of respondents Type of report Application ............................................................................ In-school monitoring ............................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Nov 13, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Responses per respondent 4,000 500 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (BCRS) in HRSA. The scholarship consists of payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly support stipend. In return, the students agree to provide a minimum of 2 years of full-time clinical service (or an equivalent part-time commitment, as approved by the NSP) at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses as defined by the program. Nursing scholarship recipients must be willing and are required to fulfill their NSP service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Territory of America Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. Students who are uncertain of their commitment to provide nursing in a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United States and its Territories are advised not to participate in this program. The NSP needs to collect data to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the program, to monitor a participant’s continued enrollment in a school of nursing, to monitor the participant’s compliance with the NSP service obligation, and to obtain data on its program to ensure compliance with legislative mandates and prepare annual reports to Congress. The following information will be collected: (1) From the applicants and/or the schools, general applicant and nursing school data such as full name, location, tuition/ fees, and enrollment status; (2) from the schools, on an annual basis, data concerning tuition/fees and student enrollment status; and (3) from the participants and their health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses, on a biannual basis, data concerning the participant’s employment status, work schedule and leave usage. The BCRS enters the cost information into its computerized data system, along with the projected amount for the monthly stipend, to determine the amount of each scholarship award. The estimated annual burden is as follows: Total responses 1 1 E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 4,000 500 14NON1 Hours per response Total burden hours 2 2 8,000 1,000 67527 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 221 / Friday, November 14, 2008 / Notices Number of respondents Type of report Responses per respondent Hours per response Total responses Total burden hours In-service monitoring ............................................................ 600 2 1,200 1 1,200 Total .............................................................................. 5,100 ........................ 10,200 ........................ 10,200 E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the 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: November 6, 2008. Alexandra Huttinger, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E8–27113 Filed 11–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 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: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Proposed Project: Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program: Client-Level Data Reporting System: New The Client-Level Data Reporting System (CLDRS), created in 2008 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was designed to collect information from grantees, as well as their subcontracted service providers, funded under Parts A, B, C, D, and F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program). The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides Federal HIV/AIDS Programs under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act with the flexibility to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Nov 13, 2008 Jkt 217001 respond effectively to the changing HIV epidemic, with an emphasis on providing life-saving and life-extending services for people living with HIV/ AIDS, and with targeting resources to areas that have the greatest needs. All Program Parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA’s responsibilities in the administration of grant funds, the allocation of funds, the evaluation of programs for the population served, and the improvement of the quality of care. Accurate records of the providers receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding, the services provided, and the clients served continue to be critical to the implementation of the legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. Currently, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) requires that all Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program funded grantees and their contracted service providers report aggregate data annually using the Ryan White Data Report (RDR). Agencies report data related to the service provider, clients, service visits provided/clients served, client demographics, and health insurance payments. Aggregate data by definition cannot be merged and unduplicated across service providers within a given geographic area. As a result, grantees, and ultimately HAB, cannot obtain accurate counts of the number of individuals served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Additionally, aggregate data cannot be analyzed with the detail that is required to assess quality of care or to sufficiently account for the use of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds. A well-designed and supported client level data reporting system, using a unique identifier that will be encrypted before transfer, would provide the grantee and HRSA with the requisite information to assess quality of care and unmet needs, and the ability to more accurately and efficiently report these figures to HAB and other funding agencies. These de-identified data will be able to accurately characterize the number of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the outcomes of the program services on a national scale. The CLDRS provides data on the characteristics of Ryan White HIV/AIDS PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Program-funded grantees, their contracted service providers, and the clients being served with program funds. It is intended to support clinical quality management, performance measurement, service delivery, and client monitoring at both the system and client levels. The reporting system consists of two online data forms, the Grantee Information Form, the Service Provider Form and a data file containing the client-level data elements. Data will be submitted twice in the first year. The first submission will contain data for January through June, and the second submission will contain data for the entire calendar year. In subsequent years data will be collected on an annual basis. The new legislation specifies increased grantee accountability and linking performance to budget. The CLDRS will be used to ensure compliance with the requirements of the reauthorized legislation, evaluate the progress of programs, to monitor grantee and provider performance, measure the Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA) and the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) goals, and meet reporting responsibilities to the Department, Congress, and OMB. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected through the CLDRS is critical for HRSA, State and local grantees, and individual providers to assess the status of existing HIV-related service delivery systems to investigate trends in service utilization, and to identify areas of greatest need. Discussions were conducted with volunteer grantee agencies representing Parts A, B, C, D, and Minority AIDS Initiatives, Parts A and B, as a basis for the burden estimates for the CLDRS components that follow. These burden estimates are broken out by burden to grantee respondents and burden to provider respondents, and are presented in two tables. The first table represents the estimated burden for the first year data submission. The second table represents the estimated burden for years two and three. The number of total burden hours for the CLD Collection System is estimated differently in year 1 than in years 2 and 3. The estimate for the first year E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 221 (Friday, November 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67526-67527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27113]


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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 (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 
(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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP): Extension--
(OMB No. 0915-0301)

    The Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) or ``Nursing Scholarship'' is 
a competitive Federal program which awards scholarships to individuals 
for attendance at schools of nursing. The program is administered by 
the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) in HRSA. The 
scholarship consists of payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable 
educational costs, and a monthly support stipend. In return, the 
students agree to provide a minimum of 2 years of full-time clinical 
service (or an equivalent part-time commitment, as approved by the NSP) 
at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses as defined 
by the program.
    Nursing scholarship recipients must be willing and are required to 
fulfill their NSP service commitment at a health care facility with a 
critical shortage of nurses in the United States, the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the 
Territory of America Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the 
Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia. Students who 
are uncertain of their commitment to provide nursing in a health care 
facility with a critical shortage of nurses in the United States and 
its Territories are advised not to participate in this program.
    The NSP needs to collect data to determine an applicant's 
eligibility for the program, to monitor a participant's continued 
enrollment in a school of nursing, to monitor the participant's 
compliance with the NSP service obligation, and to obtain data on its 
program to ensure compliance with legislative mandates and prepare 
annual reports to Congress. The following information will be 
collected: (1) From the applicants and/or the schools, general 
applicant and nursing school data such as full name, location, tuition/
fees, and enrollment status; (2) from the schools, on an annual basis, 
data concerning tuition/fees and student enrollment status; and (3) 
from the participants and their health care facilities with a critical 
shortage of nurses, on a biannual basis, data concerning the 
participant's employment status, work schedule and leave usage. The 
BCRS enters the cost information into its computerized data system, 
along with the projected amount for the monthly stipend, to determine 
the amount of each scholarship award.
    The estimated annual burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of    Responses  per       Total        Hours  per     Total  burden
         Type of report             respondents      respondent      responses       response          hours
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Application.....................           4,000               1           4,000               2           8,000
In-school monitoring............             500               1             500               2           1,000

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In-service monitoring...........             600               2           1,200               1           1,200
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    Total.......................           5,100  ..............          10,200  ..............          10,200
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the 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: November 6, 2008.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E8-27113 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]
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