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[FR Doc. 2011–30145 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–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 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 72424 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices 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, email 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 Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (OMB No. 0915–xxxx)—[New] The number of nurse practitioners (NP) in the United States has been growing rapidly over the past decade, and continued growth is expected as the annual number of graduates from NP programs is at an all time high. Furthermore, over the past 20 years, financial and regulatory changes have impacted the growth in NPs. The expansion of health insurance under the ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’ (Pub. L. 111–148) will have an impact on the demand for services. With increasing numbers, NPs are poised to play a critical role in the nation’s efforts to expand access to health care services. Despite the increasing number and roles of NPs, unfortunately, there are currently only limited, inconsistent data available to policy makers and the health care community. Accordingly, it is difficult for these leaders to quantify or fully understand the role of NPs in the current (or future projected course of the) health care system. In fact, it is difficult to estimate with confidence the number of NPs practicing in the U.S. today. The primary purpose of the Bureau of Health Profession’s National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners data collection is to: (1) Improve estimates of NPs providing services; (2) describe the settings where NPs are working; (3) identify the positions/roles in which Number of respondents Instrument NPs are working; (4) describe the activities and services NPs are providing in the healthcare workforce; (5) determine the specialties in which NPs are working; (6) explore NPs’ satisfaction with and perception of the extent to which they are working to their full scope of practice; and (7) assess variations in practice settings, positions, and practice patterns by demographic and educational characteristics. The statutory provision that authorizes this data collection is section 761(b) of the Public Health Service Act, ‘‘National Center for Health Care Workforce Analysis,’’ which is codified at 42 U.S.C. 294n(b). The information obtained from this survey will ultimately lead to more accurate and complete national estimates of the current NP supply as well as assist in the development of more accurate NP supply and demand projections. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners ........ 14,300 1 14,300 .33 4,719 Total .................................................................... 14,300 .......................... 14,300 .......................... 4,719 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: November 17, 2011. Reva Harris, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2011–30214 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Information Program on the Genetic Testing Registry National Institutes of Health (NIH), PHS, DHHS. ACTION: Request for comments AGENCY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a) (1)(D) of the Paperwork SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 Reduction Act of 1995, 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 July 27, 2011, (76 FR 44937) and allowed 60 days for public comment. Twelve public comments were 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 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: The Genetic Testing Registry; Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Need and Use of Information Collection: Laboratory tests for more than 2,000 genetic conditions are available; however, there is no centralized public resource that provides information about the availability and scientific basis of these tests. Recognizing the importance of making this information easily accessible to PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 health care providers, patients, consumers, and others, NIH is developing a voluntary registry of genetic tests. The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) will provide a centralized, online location for test developers, manufacturers, and researchers to submit detailed information about genetic tests. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research in the genetic basis of health and disease. As such, the Registry will have several key functions, including (1) Encouraging providers of genetic tests to enhance transparency by publicly sharing information about the availability and utility of their tests; (2) providing an information resource for the public, including health care providers, patients, and researchers, to locate laboratories that offer particular tests; and (3) facilitating genetic and genomic data-sharing for research and new scientific discoveries. Frequency of Response: The information will be submitted voluntarily on a non-repeating, continual basis. Submitters will be requested to update their test information at least once every 12 months. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
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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

[[Page 72424]]

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, email 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 Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners (OMB 
No. 0915-xxxx)--[New]

    The number of nurse practitioners (NP) in the United States has 
been growing rapidly over the past decade, and continued growth is 
expected as the annual number of graduates from NP programs is at an 
all time high. Furthermore, over the past 20 years, financial and 
regulatory changes have impacted the growth in NPs. The expansion of 
health insurance under the ``Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act'' (Pub. L. 111-148) will have an impact on the demand for services. 
With increasing numbers, NPs are poised to play a critical role in the 
nation's efforts to expand access to health care services.
    Despite the increasing number and roles of NPs, unfortunately, 
there are currently only limited, inconsistent data available to policy 
makers and the health care community. Accordingly, it is difficult for 
these leaders to quantify or fully understand the role of NPs in the 
current (or future projected course of the) health care system. In 
fact, it is difficult to estimate with confidence the number of NPs 
practicing in the U.S. today.
    The primary purpose of the Bureau of Health Profession's National 
Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners data collection is to: (1) Improve 
estimates of NPs providing services; (2) describe the settings where 
NPs are working; (3) identify the positions/roles in which NPs are 
working; (4) describe the activities and services NPs are providing in 
the healthcare workforce; (5) determine the specialties in which NPs 
are working; (6) explore NPs' satisfaction with and perception of the 
extent to which they are working to their full scope of practice; and 
(7) assess variations in practice settings, positions, and practice 
patterns by demographic and educational characteristics.
    The statutory provision that authorizes this data collection is 
section 761(b) of the Public Health Service Act, ``National Center for 
Health Care Workforce Analysis,'' which is codified at 42 U.S.C. 
294n(b). The information obtained from this survey will ultimately lead 
to more accurate and complete national estimates of the current NP 
supply as well as assist in the development of more accurate NP supply 
and demand projections.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per                       Hours per       Total burden
                             Instrument                                respondents       respondent    Total responses      response          hours
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National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners......................           14,300                1           14,300              .33            4,719
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    Total..........................................................           14,300  ...............           14,300  ...............            4,719
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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 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: November 17, 2011.
Reva Harris,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2011-30214 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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