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[FR Doc. 2011–24400 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Practitioner Data Bank; Name Change of Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) to Continuous Query AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On March 7, 2007, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the implementation of a prototype for querying the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), then known as Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS). This notice announces that the prototype status is removed and that PDS is now known as Continuous Query. DATES: The effective date of this status upgrade and name change is September 23, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8–103, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone number: (301) 443–2300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On March 7, 2007, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) published in the Federal Register (72 FR 10227) a notice announcing a Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) prototype. The PDS was offered as an alternative to the traditional querying of the NPDB and allowed for on-going monitoring of a practitioner’s credentials. PDS is a subscription service that notifies subscribers, which are registered entities that are eligible to query the NPDB or the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), of new information on any of their enrolled practitioners within 24 hours of the NPDB or HIPDB receipt of the information. The PDS prototype was available for enrollment beginning on April 30, 2007 to a select group of NPDB registered entities. A few months later PDS was opened to all NPDB registered entities, as well as to those registered in the HIPDB. In the last year (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011), 1,965 entities had practitioner enrollments through PDS versus 14,370 entities that submitted traditional queries on E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 185 / Friday, September 23, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES practitioners in the NPDB. Unlike a traditional query, PDS enrolled practitioners are continuously monitored and subscribed entities need not pay for multiple queries each time they want to access new information on a practitioner. The following table charts the growth of PDS enrollments beginning in June 2007 through June 2010 for the NPDB and the HIPDB: Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Nursing (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2011, page 35221 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments NUMBER OF PRACTITIONERS ENROLLED were received. The purpose of this IN PDS notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. Month/year NPDB HIPDB 5 CFR 1320.5 (General requirements) Reporting and Recordkeeping June 2010 ............. 481,794 125,649 June 2009 ............. 311,275 101,720 Requirements: Final Rule requires that June 2008 ............. 113,631 12,592 the agency inform the potential persons June 2007 ............. 47,641 2,005 who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not The number of enrollments is steadily required to respond to the collection of climbing and re-enrollment rates for this information unless it displays a service are approximately 90 percent. currently valid OMB control number. This service is quickly becoming the This information is required to be stated benchmark for monitoring practitioner in the 30-day Federal Register Notice. credentials because it is designed and Proposed Collection: Title: NINR Enddeveloped to meet new accreditation of-Life and Palliative Care Science standards that require on-going Needs Assessment: Funding Source monitoring of practitioners. In light of (Survey of Authors). Type of these developments, HRSA is making Information Collection Request: NEW. this service a permanent feature. The Need and Use of Information Collection: name change from PDS to Continuous The NINR End-of-Life Science Palliative Query better captures the true nature of Care (EOL PC) Needs Assessment: this service, which is the continuous Funding Source Questionnaire will monitoring of enrolled practitioners. obtain information on funding sources All aspects of the PDS querying of EOL PC research published studies service as described in the March 7, for which a funding source is not cited 2007 notice are still in effect except for or the information is unclear. Target the upgrade from prototype to participants are authors of publiclypermanent status and the name change available EOL PC research studies set forth in this notice. published between 1997–2010 for whom a funding source is unknown or II. Revisions to Previous Notice unclear. The questionnaire inquires This notice is to inform the public about the funding source of the that the prototype status for PDS is published study, type of funding removed and that the name of the PDS received, year of funding, and duration querying service has been changed to of funded study. This is a 7-item Continuous Query. questionnaire that takes approximately Dated: September 16, 2011. 5 minutes to complete. Data collected is Mary K. Wakefield, part of a needs assessment to address Administrator, Health Resources and Services the breadth and depth of EOL PC Administration. scientific issues for use in stimulating [FR Doc. 2011–24403 Filed 9–22–11; 8:45 am] research capacity in the field. Frequency of Response: One time. Affected Public: BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Individual authors of publicly available EOL PC research publications who do DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND not list a funding source or the source HUMAN SERVICES is unclear within their publication. Type of Respondents: EOL PC researchers. National Institutes of Health The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Submission for OMB Review; Respondents: 1840; Estimated Number Comment Request; NINR End-of-Life of Responses per Respondent: 1; and Palliative Care Science Needs Average Burden Hours Per Response: Assessment: Funding Source (Survey .08; and Estimated Total Annual Burden of Authors) Hours Requested: 147. There are no Summary: Under the provisions of Capital Costs, Operating or Maintenance Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Costs to report. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59145 Request for comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Direct comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Amanda Greene, Office of Science Policy and Public Liaison, NINR, NIH, Democracy One, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 710, Bethesda, MD 20892 or call non-toll-free number (301) 496–9601 or E-mail your request, including your address to: amanda.greene@nih.gov. Comments due date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication. Dated: September 16, 2011. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-24403]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Practitioner Data Bank; Name Change of Proactive 
Disclosure Service (PDS) to Continuous Query

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 7, 2007, the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 
published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the 
implementation of a prototype for querying the National Practitioner 
Data Bank (NPDB), then known as Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS). 
This notice announces that the prototype status is removed and that PDS 
is now known as Continuous Query.

DATES: The effective date of this status upgrade and name change is 
September 23, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner 
Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8-103, 
Rockville, MD 20857; telephone number: (301) 443-2300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On March 7, 2007, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) 
published in the Federal Register (72 FR 10227) a notice announcing a 
Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) prototype. The PDS was offered as an 
alternative to the traditional querying of the NPDB and allowed for on-
going monitoring of a practitioner's credentials. PDS is a subscription 
service that notifies subscribers, which are registered entities that 
are eligible to query the NPDB or the Healthcare Integrity and 
Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), of new information on any of their 
enrolled practitioners within 24 hours of the NPDB or HIPDB receipt of 
the information. The PDS prototype was available for enrollment 
beginning on April 30, 2007 to a select group of NPDB registered 
entities. A few months later PDS was opened to all NPDB registered 
entities, as well as to those registered in the HIPDB. In the last year 
(July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011), 1,965 entities had practitioner 
enrollments through PDS versus 14,370 entities that submitted 
traditional queries on

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practitioners in the NPDB. Unlike a traditional query, PDS enrolled 
practitioners are continuously monitored and subscribed entities need 
not pay for multiple queries each time they want to access new 
information on a practitioner. The following table charts the growth of 
PDS enrollments beginning in June 2007 through June 2010 for the NPDB 
and the HIPDB:

                 Number of Practitioners Enrolled in PDS
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                   Month/year                        NPDB        HIPDB
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June 2010.......................................     481,794     125,649
June 2009.......................................     311,275     101,720
June 2008.......................................     113,631      12,592
June 2007.......................................      47,641       2,005
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    The number of enrollments is steadily climbing and re-enrollment 
rates for this service are approximately 90 percent. This service is 
quickly becoming the benchmark for monitoring practitioner credentials 
because it is designed and developed to meet new accreditation 
standards that require on-going monitoring of practitioners. In light 
of these developments, HRSA is making this service a permanent feature. 
The name change from PDS to Continuous Query better captures the true 
nature of this service, which is the continuous monitoring of enrolled 
practitioners.
    All aspects of the PDS querying service as described in the March 
7, 2007 notice are still in effect except for the upgrade from 
prototype to permanent status and the name change set forth in this 
notice.

II. Revisions to Previous Notice

    This notice is to inform the public that the prototype status for 
PDS is removed and that the name of the PDS querying service has been 
changed to Continuous Query.

    Dated: September 16, 2011.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.
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