Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 953-954 [2013-00033]

Download as PDF 953 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2013 / Notices 2. Panel discussions on using an online device labeling site. 3. Discuss the types of devices whose labeling should be on the site. Dated: December 31, 2012. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–00003 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice. Summary: 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, Pub. L. 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, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) Performance Data Collection (OMB No. 0915–0061)—Revision Abstract: Over 40 BHPr programs award grants to health professions schools and training programs across the United States to develop, expand, and enhance training, and to strengthen the distribution of the health workforce. Many of these programs are governed by the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), specifically Titles III, VII, and VIII. Performance information is collected in the HRSA Performance Report for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (PRGCA). Data collection activities at application, progress, and annual performance satisfy statutory and programmatic requirements for performance measurement and evaluation (including specific Title III, VII, and VIII requirements), as well as Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. The Affordable Care Act impacted a broad range of health workforce programs administered by BHPr. It reauthorized many of these programs and, in some cases, expanded eligibility, modified program activities, and/or established new requirements. The Affordable Care Act also created new health professions programs. Therefore, it was necessary to reexamine BHPr’s existing performance measures to ensure that they address these changes, meet evolving program management needs, and respond to emerging workforce concerns. The purpose of the proposed revised data collection is to enhance analysis and reporting of grantee training activities and education, identify intended practice locations, and report outcomes of funded initiatives. Data collected from these grant programs will Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent also provide a description of the program activities of more than 1,600 reporting grantees to better inform policymakers on the barriers, opportunities, and outcomes involved in health care workforce development. The proposed measures focus on five key outcomes: (1) Increasing the workforce supply of diverse welleducated practitioners, (2) influencing the distribution of practitioners to practice in underserved and rural areas, (3) enhancing the quality of education, (4) diversifying the pipeline for new health professionals, and (5) supporting educational infrastructure to increase the capacity to train more health professionals. Revisions to the current reporting will require the collection of baseline data at the grant application and award stages and will include improved performance reporting at three levels of measurement: individual-level, program-specific, and program clusterlevel. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Application ............................................................................ Program Aggregate Data Collection * ................................. Individual-level Data Collection ............................................ 2,500 500 800 1 1 1 2,500 500 800 8 10 5 20,000 5,000 4,000 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 29,000 wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with * Program aggregate data collection will only be required for programs that do not provide direct financial support to students. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Jan 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 954 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2013 / Notices Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Dated: December 26, 2012. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–00033 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice. Summary: 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, Pub. L. 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, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1984. HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Information Collection Request Title: Analyzing Title V Programs in the Context of the Affordable Care Act (OMB No. 0915-xxxx)—[New] Abstract: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make affordable health coverage available to all legal U.S. residents, as well as guide transformation in the delivery of medicine and public health services. For children, expanded coverage has come about gradually over the past two decades, and implementation of major coverage provisions of the ACA in 2014 will result in some shifts in child health coverage. The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides a foundation for ensuring the health of the nation’s mothers, women, children, and youth, including children and youth Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent with special health care needs, and their families. Many ACA provisions, like State Medicaid expansions and mandatory health insurance, will change the face of health insurance demand and services provided. In response, State Title V programs will focus on increasing access, equality, and health equity. A proposed data collection form has been developed to collect health care services budget information from Title V MCH Block Grant recipients to better understand the types of direct services currently provided by Title V MCH programs. This form will request information on medical services and program support services in addition to data on the individuals served. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Title V Health Care Services Budget Survey ...................... 59 1 59 8 472 Total .............................................................................. 59 ........................ 59 ........................ 472 Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Deadline: Comments on this ICR must be received within 60 days of this notice. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with ADDRESSES: Dated: December 26, 2012. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–00030 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Jan 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request ACTION: Notice. In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Services Administration (HRSA) will submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office at (301) 443–1984. E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-00033]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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    Summary: 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, Pub. L. 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, email 
paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 
443-1984.
    HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.

Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Health Professions 
(BHPr) Performance Data Collection (OMB No. 0915-0061)--Revision

    Abstract: Over 40 BHPr programs award grants to health professions 
schools and training programs across the United States to develop, 
expand, and enhance training, and to strengthen the distribution of the 
health workforce. Many of these programs are governed by the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), specifically Titles III, 
VII, and VIII. Performance information is collected in the HRSA 
Performance Report for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (PRGCA). Data 
collection activities at application, progress, and annual performance 
satisfy statutory and programmatic requirements for performance 
measurement and evaluation (including specific Title III, VII, and VIII 
requirements), as well as Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) 
requirements. The Affordable Care Act impacted a broad range of health 
workforce programs administered by BHPr. It reauthorized many of these 
programs and, in some cases, expanded eligibility, modified program 
activities, and/or established new requirements. The Affordable Care 
Act also created new health professions programs. Therefore, it was 
necessary to reexamine BHPr's existing performance measures to ensure 
that they address these changes, meet evolving program management 
needs, and respond to emerging workforce concerns.
    The purpose of the proposed revised data collection is to enhance 
analysis and reporting of grantee training activities and education, 
identify intended practice locations, and report outcomes of funded 
initiatives. Data collected from these grant programs will also provide 
a description of the program activities of more than 1,600 reporting 
grantees to better inform policymakers on the barriers, opportunities, 
and outcomes involved in health care workforce development. The 
proposed measures focus on five key outcomes: (1) Increasing the 
workforce supply of diverse well-educated practitioners, (2) 
influencing the distribution of practitioners to practice in 
underserved and rural areas, (3) enhancing the quality of education, 
(4) diversifying the pipeline for new health professionals, and (5) 
supporting educational infrastructure to increase the capacity to train 
more health professionals.
    Revisions to the current reporting will require the collection of 
baseline data at the grant application and award stages and will 
include improved performance reporting at three levels of measurement: 
individual-level, program-specific, and program cluster-level.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Application.....................           2,500               1           2,500               8          20,000
Program Aggregate Data                       500               1             500              10           5,000
 Collection *...................
Individual-level Data Collection             800               1             800               5           4,000
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          29,000
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* Program aggregate data collection will only be required for programs that do not provide direct financial
  support to students.


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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
    Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be 
received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: December 26, 2012.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-00033 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P