Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files, 36198-36199 [2013-14289]

Download as PDF 36198 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices Number of respondents Data collection instrument(s) Responses per respondent Total annual response Burden hour per response* Annual burden hours Health Professions Contract (IHS–818) .......... 225 1 225 0.16 (10min) ...................... 38 Total .......................................................... ........................ ........................ 12580 ............................................ 4340 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * For ease of understanding, burden hours are also provided in actual minutes. There are no direct costs to respondents other than their time to voluntarily complete the forms and submit them for consideration. The estimated cost in time to respondents, as a group, is $45,396 [4340 burden hours X $10.46 per hour (2013 GS–3 hourly base pay rate)]. This total dollar amount is based upon the number of burden hours per data collection instrument, rounded to the nearest dollar. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate are logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send Comments and Requests for Further Information: Send your written comments and requests for more information on the proposed collection or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and instructions to: Dr. Dawn Kelly, Chief, Scholarship Program, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450A, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll free (301) 443– 6622, send via facsimile to (301) 443– 6048, or send your email requests, comments, and return address to: Dawn.Kelly@ihs.gov. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Dated: June 10, 2013. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14291 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a revision of an approved collection of information titled, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files,’’ OMB Control Number 0917–0009, which expires June 31, 3013. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 19721) on April 2, 2013, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). The IHS received one comment concerning the ‘‘Optometric Privileges Request Form’’ in regards to the defining of physicians and optometrists separately. The IHS responded that it will not include the ‘‘Optometric Privileges Request Form’’ for consideration in this request— pending a review of ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of this particular form. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917– 0009, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.’’ Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of an approved information collection, 0917–0009, ‘‘Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.’’ Form Numbers: 0917– 0009. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is used to evaluate individual health care providers applying for medical staff privileges at IHS health care facilities. The IHS operates health care facilities that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provide health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these services, the IHS employs (directly and under contract) several categories of health care providers including: Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), dentists, psychologists, optometrists, podiatrists, audiologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. IHS policy specifically requires physicians and dentists to be members of the health care facility medical staff where they practice. Health care providers become medical staff members, depending on the local health care facility’s capabilities and medical staff bylaws. There are three types of IHS medical staff applicants: (1) Health care providers applying for direct employment with IHS; (2) contractors who will not seek to become IHS employees; and (3) employed IHS health care providers who seek to transfer between IHS health care facilities. National health care standards developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Joint Commission, and other accrediting organizations require health care facilities to review, evaluate and verify the credentials, training and experience of medical staff applicants prior to granting medical staff privileges. In order to meet these standards, IHS health care facilities require all medical staff applicants to provide information concerning their education, training, licensure, and work experience and any adverse disciplinary actions taken against them. This information is then verified with references supplied by the applicant and may include: Former employers, educational institutions, licensure and certification boards, the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank, and the applicants themselves. In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and clinical privileges, the Joint Commission standards require that a review of the medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. This review evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and verifies whether they are maintaining the licensure or E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices certification requirements of their specialty. The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care facilities is a Joint Commission requirement. Prior to the establishment of this Joint Commission requirement, the degree to which medical staff applications were maintained at all health care facilities in the United States that are verified for completeness and accuracy varied greatly across the Nation. The application process has been streamlined and is using information technology to make the application electronically available on the Internet. The application may be found at the IHS.gov Web site address: http://www. Estimated number of respondents Data collection instrument(s) Responses per respondent ihs.gov/IHM/index.cfm?module=dsp_ ihm_pc_p3c1_ex#Manual Exhibit 3-1-A. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of annual number of responses, Average burden per response, and Total annual burden hours. Average burden hour per response * Application to Medical Staff ............................ Reference Letter ............................................. Reappointment Request ................................. Ob-Gyn Privileges ........................................... Internal Medicine ............................................. Surgery Privileges ........................................... Psychiatry Privileges ....................................... Anesthesia Privileges ...................................... Dental Privileges ............................................. Psychology Privileges ..................................... Audiology Privileges ........................................ Podiatry Privileges .......................................... Radiology Privileges ....................................... Pathology Privileges ....................................... 570 1710 190 20 325 20 13 15 150 30 7 7 8 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Total ......................................................... 3068 ........................ 1.00 0.33 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.33 0.17 0.08 0.08 0.33 0.33 36199 Total annual burden hours (60 mins) ................................................ (20 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (60 mins) ................................................ (20 mins) ................................................ (10 mins) ................................................ (5 mins) .................................................. (5 mins) .................................................. (20 mins) ................................................ (20 mins) ................................................ 570 570 190 20 325 20 13 15 50 5 1 1 3 1 ......................................................................... 1,784 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes. There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or maintenance costs to respondents. Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate (the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimate is logical; (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send Requests for Further Information: For the proposed collection, or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and instructions, to: Paul R. Fowler D.O., J.D., Risk Management Officer, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 331, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll free (301) 443–6372, send via facsimile to (301) 594–6213, or send your email requests to email address paul.fowler@ihs.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Direct Your Comments to OMB: Send your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS. Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information collection is best assured of having full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication. Dated: June 10, 2013. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14289 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts; Correction Indian Health Service, HHS. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on May 30, 2013, concerning a request for a renewal of the collection of information, titled, ‘‘Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR Part 900.’’ The document contained an error regarding the ‘‘Estimated Time per Response.’’ SUMMARY: Ms. Tamara Clay, Reports Clearance Officer, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 450, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone 301–443–4750. (This is not a toll-free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction In the Federal Register of May 30, 2013, in Vol. 78, No. 104, on page 32406, in the third column, under the heading ‘‘Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 1040 hours, with an average of 11 hours per response’’ it should read ‘‘Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 1 to 1040 hours, with an average of 15.968 hours per response.’’ Dated: June 10, 2013. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Services. [FR Doc. 2013–14293 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–16–P E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36198-36199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14289]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information 
Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and 
Privileges Files

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on 
proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service 
(IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request for a revision of an approved collection of information titled, 
``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges 
Files,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0009, which expires June 31, 3013. 
This proposed information collection project was previously published 
in the Federal Register (78 FR 19721) on April 2, 2013, and allowed 60 
days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). The IHS received 
one comment concerning the ``Optometric Privileges Request Form'' in 
regards to the defining of physicians and optometrists separately. The 
IHS responded that it will not include the ``Optometric Privileges 
Request Form'' for consideration in this request--pending a review of 
ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of this particular 
form. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment 
to be submitted directly to OMB.
    Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service 
Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Type of Information 
Collection Request: Revision of an approved information collection, 
0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and 
Privileges Files.'' Form Numbers: 0917-0009. Need and Use of 
Information Collection: This collection of information is used to 
evaluate individual health care providers applying for medical staff 
privileges at IHS health care facilities. The IHS operates health care 
facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and 
Alaska Natives. To provide these services, the IHS employs (directly 
and under contract) several categories of health care providers 
including: Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), dentists, psychologists, 
optometrists, podiatrists, audiologists, physician assistants, 
certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and 
certified nurse midwives. IHS policy specifically requires physicians 
and dentists to be members of the health care facility medical staff 
where they practice. Health care providers become medical staff 
members, depending on the local health care facility's capabilities and 
medical staff bylaws. There are three types of IHS medical staff 
applicants: (1) Health care providers applying for direct employment 
with IHS; (2) contractors who will not seek to become IHS employees; 
and (3) employed IHS health care providers who seek to transfer between 
IHS health care facilities.
    National health care standards developed by the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Joint Commission, and other 
accrediting organizations require health care facilities to review, 
evaluate and verify the credentials, training and experience of medical 
staff applicants prior to granting medical staff privileges. In order 
to meet these standards, IHS health care facilities require all medical 
staff applicants to provide information concerning their education, 
training, licensure, and work experience and any adverse disciplinary 
actions taken against them. This information is then verified with 
references supplied by the applicant and may include: Former employers, 
educational institutions, licensure and certification boards, the 
American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, 
the National Practitioner Data Bank, and the applicants themselves.
    In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and 
clinical privileges, the Joint Commission standards require that a 
review of the medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. 
This review evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and 
verifies whether they are maintaining the licensure or

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certification requirements of their specialty.
    The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained 
at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical 
staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care 
facilities is a Joint Commission requirement. Prior to the 
establishment of this Joint Commission requirement, the degree to which 
medical staff applications were maintained at all health care 
facilities in the United States that are verified for completeness and 
accuracy varied greatly across the Nation.
    The application process has been streamlined and is using 
information technology to make the application electronically available 
on the Internet. The application may be found at the IHS.gov Web site 
address: http://www.ihs.gov/IHM/index.cfm?module=dsp_ihm_pc_p3c1_ex#Manual Exhibit 3-1-A.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: 
Individuals.
    The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, 
Estimated number of respondents, Number of annual number of responses, 
Average burden per response, and Total annual burden hours.

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                                           Estimated
     Data collection instrument(s)         number of     Responses per   Average burden hour per   Total annual
                                          respondents     respondent           response *          burden hours
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Application to Medical Staff..........             570               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........             570
Reference Letter......................            1710               1  0.33 (20 mins)..........             570
Reappointment Request.................             190               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........             190
Ob-Gyn Privileges.....................              20               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........              20
Internal Medicine.....................             325               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........             325
Surgery Privileges....................              20               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........              20
Psychiatry Privileges.................              13               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........              13
Anesthesia Privileges.................              15               1  1.00 (60 mins)..........              15
Dental Privileges.....................             150               1  0.33 (20 mins)..........              50
Psychology Privileges.................              30               1  0.17 (10 mins)..........               5
Audiology Privileges..................               7               1  0.08 (5 mins)...........               1
Podiatry Privileges...................               7               1  0.08 (5 mins)...........               1
Radiology Privileges..................               8               1  0.33 (20 mins)..........               3
Pathology Privileges..................               3               1  0.33 (20 mins)..........               1
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    Total.............................            3068  ..............  ........................           1,784
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* For ease of understanding, burden hours are provided in actual minutes.
There are no capital costs, operating costs and/or maintenance costs to respondents.

    Request for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the 
information collection activity is necessary to carry out an agency 
function; (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in 
a useful and timely fashion; (c) the accuracy of public burden estimate 
(the estimated amount of time needed for individual respondents to 
provide the requested information); (d) whether the methodology and 
assumptions used to determine the estimate is logical; (e) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being 
collected; and (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use 
of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Send Requests for Further Information: For the proposed collection, 
or requests to obtain a copy of the data collection instrument(s) and 
instructions, to: Paul R. Fowler D.O., J.D., Risk Management Officer, 
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP, Suite 331, Rockville, MD 20852, call non-toll 
free (301) 443-6372, send via facsimile to (301) 594-6213, or send your 
email requests to email address paul.fowler@ihs.gov.
    Direct Your Comments to OMB: Send your comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.
    Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information 
collection is best assured of having full effect if received within 30 
days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: June 10, 2013.
Yvette Roubideaux,
Acting Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-14289 Filed 6-14-13; 8:45 am]
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