Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 70561-70562 [2013-28281]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices requirements of section 3.108(c)(2)(i) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding notification of providers that have reported to the PSO. In addition, according to section 3.108(c)(2)(ii) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding disposition of PSWP, the PSO has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and revocation to complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the PSO’s possession. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: November 14, 2013. Richard Kronick, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–28284 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Delisting for Cause for Leadership Triad Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has delisted Leadership Triad due to its failure to correct a deficiency. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109–41, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21—b–26, authorizes the listing of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity is to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on October 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Patient Safety Act, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule, 42 CFR Part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. In response to a Notice of Proposed Revocation and Delisting sent by AHRQ pursuant to 42 CFR 3.108(a)(3)(iii)(C), Leadership Triad stated that it did not meet the requirement that, within 24 months of initial listing, the PSO must have two bona fide contracts with different providers for the purpose of receiving and reviewing patient safety work product. Accordingly, pursuant to 42 CFR 3.108(a)(5), the notice of proposed revocation was affirmed and AHRQ revoked the listing of Leadership Triad, PSO number P0117, a component entity of Triad Health Care LLC, effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on October 4, 2013. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: November 14, 2013. Richard Kronick, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–28279 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–0770] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70561 opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 and send comments to LeRoy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@ cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Proposed Project National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS)—(0920–0770, Expiration 05/31/2014)—Extension— Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The purpose of this data collection is to monitor behaviors of persons at high risk for infection that are related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission and prevention in the United States. The primary objectives of the NHBS system are to obtain data from samples of persons at risk to: (a) Describe the prevalence and trends in risk behaviors; (b) describe the prevalence of and trends in HIV testing and HIV infection; (c) describe the prevalence of and trends in use of HIV prevention services; (d) identify met and unmet needs for HIV prevention services in order to inform health departments, community based organizations, community planning groups and other stakeholders. By describing and monitoring the HIV risk behaviors, HIV seroprevalence and incidence, and HIV prevention experiences of persons at highest risk for HIV infection, NHBS provides an important data source for evaluating progress towards national public health E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 70562 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices goals, such as reducing new infections, increasing the use of condoms, and targeting high risk groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request approval for a 3-year extension of this information collection. Data are collected through anonymous, in-person interviews conducted with persons systematically selected from 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) throughout the United States; these 25 MSAs were chosen based on having high AIDS prevalence. Persons at risk for HIV infection to be interviewed for NHBS include men who have sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals at increased risk of HIV (HET). A brief screening interview will be used to determine eligibility for CDC estimates that NHBS will involve, per year in each of the 25 MSAs, eligibility screening for 50 to 200 persons and eligibility screening plus the behavioral assessment with 500 eligible respondents, resulting in a total of 37,500 eligible survey respondents and 7,500 ineligible screened persons during a 3-year period. Data collection will rotate such that interviews will be conducted among one group per year: MSM in year 1, IDU in year 2, and HET in year 3. The type of data collected for each group will vary slightly due to different sampling methods and risk characteristics of the group. Participation of respondents is voluntary and there is no cost to the respondents other than their time. participation in the behavioral assessment. The data from the behavioral assessment will provide estimates of (1) Behavior related to the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, (2) prior testing for HIV, (3) and use of HIV prevention services. All persons interviewed will also be offered an HIV test, and will participate in a pre-test counseling session. No other federal agency systematically collects this type of information from persons at risk for HIV infection. These data have substantial impact on prevention program development and monitoring at the local, state, and national levels. ESTIMATE OF ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Average burden per response (hours) Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Total burden (in hours) Respondent Form Persons Screened ............................ Eligible Participants: .......................... Eligible Participants: .......................... Eligible Participant ............................ Peer Recruiters: ................................ Eligibility Screener ............................ Behavioral Assessment MSM .......... Behavioral Assessment IDU ............ Behavioral Assessment HET ........... Recruiter Debriefing ......................... 15,000 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 1 1 1 1 1 5/60 30/60 54/60 39/60 2/60 1,250 2,084 3,750 2,709 139 Total Annualized Burden ........... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 9,932 LeRoy Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–28281 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–14–14CW] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to LeRoy Richardson, 1600 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health and Socioeconomic Sequelae of the WTC Disaster among Responders—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Since the inception of the World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (MMTP), health reports have focused on disorders of the PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aerodigestive tract and mental health consequences, and with the exception of spirometry, comparisons with general and normative population data have not been made. Furthermore, none of the previous studies comprehensively evaluated the changes of socioeconomic status in WTC responders after 9/11. Lowered socioeconomic status (SES) is an important potential consequence of WTC exposures that can negatively impact the physical and mental health status among WTC responders. The main objective of this study is to establish an expanded occupational health surveillance system that summarizes overall health status of WTC responders over time, and also provides information about symptoms not previously reported. Through this work, it is possible that other health outcomes will be identified and reported, such as autoimmune disorders. This expanded surveillance system will supplement reports the WTC Data Center (DC) will be providing. To provide a reference population, the WTC cohort will be compared to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to compare physical and mental health status by matching variables. The comparison will estimate E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-14-0770]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-7570 
and send comments to LeRoy Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, 
Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

Proposed Project

    National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS)--(0920-0770, 
Expiration 05/31/2014)--Extension--Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD, and 
TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The purpose of this data collection is to monitor behaviors of 
persons at high risk for infection that are related to Human 
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission and prevention in the United 
States. The primary objectives of the NHBS system are to obtain data 
from samples of persons at risk to: (a) Describe the prevalence and 
trends in risk behaviors; (b) describe the prevalence of and trends in 
HIV testing and HIV infection; (c) describe the prevalence of and 
trends in use of HIV prevention services; (d) identify met and unmet 
needs for HIV prevention services in order to inform health 
departments, community based organizations, community planning groups 
and other stakeholders.
    By describing and monitoring the HIV risk behaviors, HIV 
seroprevalence and incidence, and HIV prevention experiences of persons 
at highest risk for HIV infection, NHBS provides an important data 
source for evaluating progress towards national public health

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goals, such as reducing new infections, increasing the use of condoms, 
and targeting high risk groups.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request approval for 
a 3-year extension of this information collection. Data are collected 
through anonymous, in-person interviews conducted with persons 
systematically selected from 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) 
throughout the United States; these 25 MSAs were chosen based on having 
high AIDS prevalence. Persons at risk for HIV infection to be 
interviewed for NHBS include men who have sex with men (MSM), injecting 
drug users (IDU), and heterosexuals at increased risk of HIV (HET). A 
brief screening interview will be used to determine eligibility for 
participation in the behavioral assessment.
    The data from the behavioral assessment will provide estimates of 
(1) Behavior related to the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted 
diseases, (2) prior testing for HIV, (3) and use of HIV prevention 
services.
    All persons interviewed will also be offered an HIV test, and will 
participate in a pre-test counseling session. No other federal agency 
systematically collects this type of information from persons at risk 
for HIV infection. These data have substantial impact on prevention 
program development and monitoring at the local, state, and national 
levels.
    CDC estimates that NHBS will involve, per year in each of the 25 
MSAs, eligibility screening for 50 to 200 persons and eligibility 
screening plus the behavioral assessment with 500 eligible respondents, 
resulting in a total of 37,500 eligible survey respondents and 7,500 
ineligible screened persons during a 3-year period. Data collection 
will rotate such that interviews will be conducted among one group per 
year: MSM in year 1, IDU in year 2, and HET in year 3. The type of data 
collected for each group will vary slightly due to different sampling 
methods and risk characteristics of the group.
    Participation of respondents is voluntary and there is no cost to 
the respondents other than their time.

                                       Estimate of Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Respondent                  Form           Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent        (hours)       (in hours)
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Persons Screened..............  Eligibility               15,000               1            5/60           1,250
                                 Screener.
Eligible Participants:........  Behavioral                 4,167               1           30/60           2,084
                                 Assessment MSM.
Eligible Participants:........  Behavioral                 4,167               1           54/60           3,750
                                 Assessment IDU.
Eligible Participant..........  Behavioral                 4,167               1           39/60           2,709
                                 Assessment HET.
Peer Recruiters:..............  Recruiter                  4,167               1            2/60             139
                                 Debriefing.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Annualized Burden...  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           9,932
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LeRoy Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-28281 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]
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