Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners, 39020-39022 [2010-16399]

Download as PDF 39020 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 7, 2010 / Notices IV. Order to Maintain Assets The Commission also has issued an Order to Maintain Assets in this proceeding. The purpose of the Order to Maintain Assets is: (a) to maintain the full economic viability, marketability and competitiveness of the travel centers through their full transfer and delivery to Love’s; (b) to minimize any risk of loss of competitive potential for the travel centers; (c) to prevent the destruction, removal, wasting, deterioration, or impairment of any of the travel centers, except for ordinary wear and tear; and (d) to prevent disclosure of any Confidential Business Information related to the travel centers to any person except Love’s or persons specifically authorized by Love’s to receive such information. The Commission may appoint an Interim Monitor to assure that Respondents expeditiously comply with all of their obligations and perform all of their responsibilities as required by the Order to Maintain Assets. By direction of the Commission, Commissioner Brill not participating. Donald S. Clark Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–16433 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and Evaluation Project (STEDEP). OMB No.: New Collection. Billing Accounting Code (BAC): 418409 (CAN G996121). Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing an information collection activity as part of the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration and Evaluation Project. The proposed information collection consists of semi-structured interviews with key respondents involved with subsidized and transitional employment programs. Through this information collection and other study activities, ACF seeks to identify the types of strategies that should be tested within the context of current TANF policies and requirements as well as recent efforts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Respondents: Experts and stakeholders such as researchers, policy experts, coordinators (e.g. state-level coordinators), subsidized and transitional employment program directors and staffs. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument cprice-sewell on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Discussion Guide for Use with Researchers, Policy Experts, and Statelevel Coordinators ...................................................................................... Discussion Guide for use with Program Directors ........................................ Discussion Guide for Use with Program Staff ............................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 213. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:28 Jul 06, 2010 Jkt 220001 Number of responses per respondent 50 25 50 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Steven Hanmer, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–16332 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners 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 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 1 2.5 2 Total burden hours 50 63 100 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: Proposed Project: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners—45 CFR Part 60 Regulations and Forms (OMB No. 0915–0126)—Extension. The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was established through Title IV of Public Law (Pub. L.) 99–660, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, as amended. Final regulations governing the NPDB are codified at 45 CFR part 60. Responsibility for NPDB implementation and operation resides in the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NPDB began operation on September 1, 1990. The intent of Title IV of Public Law 99–660 is to improve the quality of E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 39021 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 7, 2010 / Notices health care by encouraging hospitals, State licensing boards, professional societies, and other entities providing health care services, to identify and discipline those who engage in unprofessional behavior; and to restrict the ability of incompetent physicians, dentists, and other health care practitioners to move from State to State without disclosure of the practitioner’s previous damaging or incompetent performance. The NPDB acts primarily as a flagging system; its principal purpose is to facilitate comprehensive review of cprice-sewell on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Regulation citation VerDate Mar<15>2010 Responses per respondent Number of respondents 60.6(a) Errors & Omissions ......... 60.6(b) Revisions to Action ........... 60.7(b) Medical Malpractice Payment Report ...... 60.8(b) Adverse Action Reports—State Boards .............. 60.11(a)(3) Adverse Action ...... 60.11(c) Requests for Hearings by Entities .............. 60.12(a)(1) & (2) Queries by Hospital ................... 60.13(a)(1)(i) Disclosure to Hospitals ................. 60.13(a)(1)(ii) Disclosure to Practitioners (Self Query) ............... 60.13(a)(1)(iii) Disclosure to Licensure Boards ...... 60.13(a)(1)(iv) Queries by NonHospital Health Care Entities ..... 60.13(a)(i)(v) Queries by Plaintiffs’ Attorneys .......... 60.13(a)(1)(vi) Queries by NonHospital Health Care Entities— Peer Review ..... 60.13(a)(i)(vii) Requests by Researchers for Aggregate Data 60.16(b) Practitioner Places a Report in Disputed Status ..... 60.16(b) Practitioner Statement 15:28 Jul 06, 2010 practitioners’ professional credentials and background. Information on medical malpractice payments, adverse licensure actions, adverse clinical privileging actions, adverse professional society actions, and Medicare/Medicaid exclusions is collected from, and disseminated to, eligible entities (entities that are entitled to query and/ or report to the NPDB under the provisions of 45 CFR part 60). It is intended that NPDB information should be considered with other relevant information in evaluating a practitioner’s credentials. Hours per response (min). Total responses The reporting forms and the request for information forms (query forms) are accessed, completed, and submitted to the NPDB electronically through the NPDB Web site at http://www.npdbhipdb.hrsa.gov/. All reporting and querying is performed through this secure Web site. Due to overlap in requirements for the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), some of the NPDB’s burden has been subsumed under the HIPDB. Estimates of Annualized Burden Are as Follows: Total burden hours Total cost 315 5 1,260 15 109 1 109 30 519 29 15,051 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 480 2 960 45 720 25 18,000 0 0 0 480 0 200 0 5,996 213 1,277,148 5 106,429 25 2,660,725 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 645 56,115 5 4,676.25 25 116,906.25 7,305 322 2,352,210 5 196,017.5 25 4,900,437.50 5 1 5 30 2.5 200 500.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 20 30 10 38 380.00 404 1 404 15 101 45 4,545.00 1,415 1 1,415 45 1,061.25 100 106,125.00 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 315 Wage rate 54.5 11,288.25 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 $25 $7,875.00 25 1,362.50 25 282,206.25 39022 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 7, 2010 / Notices Regulation citation 60.16(b) Practitioner Requests for Secretarial Review .............. 60.3 Entity Registration—Initial 60.3 Entity Registration—Update ................... 60.13(a) Authorized Agent Designation—Initial 60.13(a) Authorized Agent—Update ................... 60.14(c) Account Discrepancy Report ................... 60.14(c) Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization ..... 60.3 Entity Reactivation .............. Total .............. Responses per respondent Number of respondents Hours per response (min). Total responses Total burden hours Wage rate Total cost 27 1 27 480 216 200 1,447 1 1,447 60 1,447 25 36,175 13,115 1 13,115 5 1,092.92 25 27,323 717 1 717 15 179.25 25 4,481.25 139 1 139 5 11.58 25 289.50 5 1 5 15 1.25 25 31.25 284 1 284 15 71 25 1,775.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32,389 ........................ 3,720,431 ........................ Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ Dated: June 29, 2010. Sahira Rafiullah, Director, Division of Policy Information and Coordination. [FR Doc. 2010–16399 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 323,694.25 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Health Care Professionals’ Awareness and Perceptions of the National Cancer Institute’s Intramural Clinical Trials (NCI) Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2010 (75 FR 20999) and allowed 60-days for public comment. There were no public comments received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or ........................ 43,200.00 8,212,337.5 sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: Survey of Health Care Professionals’ Awareness and Perceptions of the National Cancer Institute’s Intramural Clinical Trials (NCI). Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: To assess respondents’ awareness and knowledge of NCI and measure awareness of NCI clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The survey will be disseminated electronically to members of the American Medical Association (AMA) with a certain primary specialties. Frequency of Response: Yearly. Affected Public: Individual adults. Type of Respondents: Health care providers (AMA members who have allowed the use of their e-mail address). The annual reporting burden is estimated at 28 hours (see Table below). cprice-sewell on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES A.12–1—ESTIMATES OF ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Number of respondents Frequency of response Average time per response (minutes/hour) Annual burden hours Health care professionals who complete the survey .............. 330 1 5/60 (0.083) 27.5 Totals ................................................................................ 330 330 .............................. 27.5 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:28 Jul 06, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 7, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39020-39022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16399]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, 
and Approvals: Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on 
Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners

    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:
    Proposed Project: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse 
Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners--45 CFR 
Part 60 Regulations and Forms (OMB No. 0915-0126)--Extension.
    The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was established through 
Title IV of Public Law (Pub. L.) 99-660, the Health Care Quality 
Improvement Act of 1986, as amended. Final regulations governing the 
NPDB are codified at 45 CFR part 60. Responsibility for NPDB 
implementation and operation resides in the Bureau of Health 
Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NPDB began operation on 
September 1, 1990.
    The intent of Title IV of Public Law 99-660 is to improve the 
quality of

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health care by encouraging hospitals, State licensing boards, 
professional societies, and other entities providing health care 
services, to identify and discipline those who engage in unprofessional 
behavior; and to restrict the ability of incompetent physicians, 
dentists, and other health care practitioners to move from State to 
State without disclosure of the practitioner's previous damaging or 
incompetent performance.
    The NPDB acts primarily as a flagging system; its principal purpose 
is to facilitate comprehensive review of practitioners' professional 
credentials and background. Information on medical malpractice 
payments, adverse licensure actions, adverse clinical privileging 
actions, adverse professional society actions, and Medicare/Medicaid 
exclusions is collected from, and disseminated to, eligible entities 
(entities that are entitled to query and/or report to the NPDB under 
the provisions of 45 CFR part 60). It is intended that NPDB information 
should be considered with other relevant information in evaluating a 
practitioner's credentials.
    The reporting forms and the request for information forms (query 
forms) are accessed, completed, and submitted to the NPDB 
electronically through the NPDB Web site at http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/. All reporting and querying is performed through this 
secure Web site. Due to overlap in requirements for the Healthcare 
Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), some of the NPDB's burden 
has been subsumed under the HIPDB.
    Estimates of Annualized Burden Are as Follows:

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                                                                                          Hours per
         Regulation citation              Number of     Responses per       Total         response        Total burden       Wage rate      Total cost
                                         respondents     respondent       responses        (min).            hours
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60.6(a) Errors & Omissions...........             315               5           1,260              15             315                $25       $7,875.00
60.6(b) Revisions to Action..........             109               1             109              30              54.5               25        1,362.50
60.7(b) Medical Malpractice Payment               519              29          15,051              45          11,288.25              25      282,206.25
 Report..............................
60.8(b) Adverse Action Reports--State               0               0               0               0               0                  0            0
 Boards..............................
60.11(a)(3) Adverse Action...........             480               2             960              45             720                 25       18,000
60.11(c) Requests for Hearings by                   0               0               0             480               0                200            0
 Entities............................
60.12(a)(1) & (2) Queries by Hospital           5,996             213       1,277,148               5         106,429                 25    2,660,725
60.13(a)(1)(i) Disclosure to                        0               0               0               0               0                  0            0
 Hospitals...........................
60.13(a)(1)(ii) Disclosure to                       0               0               0               0               0                  0            0
 Practitioners (Self Query)..........
60.13(a)(1)(iii) Disclosure to                     87             645          56,115               5           4,676.25              25      116,906.25
 Licensure Boards....................
60.13(a)(1)(iv) Queries by Non-                 7,305             322       2,352,210               5         196,017.5               25    4,900,437.50
 Hospital Health Care Entities.......
60.13(a)(i)(v) Queries by Plaintiffs'               5               1               5              30               2.5              200          500.00
 Attorneys...........................
60.13(a)(1)(vi) Queries by Non-                     0               0               0               0               0                  0            0
 Hospital Health Care Entities--Peer
 Review..............................
60.13(a)(i)(vii) Requests by                       20               1              20              30              10                 38          380.00
 Researchers for Aggregate Data......
60.16(b) Practitioner Places a Report             404               1             404              15             101                 45        4,545.00
 in Disputed Status..................
60.16(b) Practitioner Statement......           1,415               1           1,415              45           1,061.25             100      106,125.00

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60.16(b) Practitioner Requests for                 27               1              27             480             216                200       43,200.00
 Secretarial Review..................
60.3 Entity Registration--Initial....           1,447               1           1,447              60           1,447                 25       36,175
60.3 Entity Registration--Update.....          13,115               1          13,115               5           1,092.92              25       27,323
60.13(a) Authorized Agent                         717               1             717              15             179.25              25        4,481.25
 Designation--Initial................
60.13(a) Authorized Agent--Update....             139               1             139               5              11.58              25          289.50
60.14(c) Account Discrepancy Report..               5               1               5              15               1.25              25           31.25
60.14(c) Electronic Funds Transfer                284               1             284              15              71                 25        1,775.00
 Authorization.......................
60.3 Entity Reactivation.............               0               0               0               0               0                  0            0
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    Total............................          32,389  ..............       3,720,431  ..............         323,694.25  ..............    8,212,337.5
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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to 
the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all 
correspondence to the ``attention of the desk officer for HRSA.''

    Dated: June 29, 2010.
Sahira Rafiullah,
Director, Division of Policy Information and Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2010-16399 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]
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