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Download as PDF 34447 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 115 / Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Notices Number of respondents Instrument Grantee Quarterly Report .................................................... Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by July 16, 2015 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2015–14729 Filed 6–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Project: Family Treatment Drug Court Services Evaluation (OMB No. 0930– 0330)—Reinstatement In 2010, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), provided funding to 12 existing Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) for enhancement and/or expansion of their FTDC’s capabilities to provide psycho-social, emotional and mental health services to children (0–17 years) and their families who have VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Responses per respondent 172 Total responses 4 methamphetamine use disorders and involvement in child protective services. This program was authorized in House Report 111–220 accompanying HR 3293 in 2010. The Committee language stated that ‘‘these grants will support a collaborative approach, including treatment providers, child welfare specialists, and judges, to provide community-based social services for the children of methamphetamine-addicted parents,’’ and were to be awarded to Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts. SAMHSA is requesting to reinstate OMB approval of instruments used in the Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) grant program through 2020 for a new cohort of grantees under the new program name of Family Treatment Drug Courts, or FTDCs. The continued use of these instruments will allow SAMHSA to collect data on The FTDC grantees that is not otherwise captured: The national evaluation of the FTDC project will collect data on: (1) Child Outcomes; (2) Parent/Caregiver Outcomes; and (3) Family Functioning. The results from this data collection will serve to inform future decisions regarding funding by SAMHSA as well as establish an evidence base for the practices undertaken for other localities and programs implementing Family Treatment Drug Courts. The overall reporting burden is estimated at 720.5 hours. Providing children’s services in an FTDC was a new activity for FTDCs and the grantees. The purpose of the evaluation was to monitor the grantees progress and to measure their performance on child, family and adult outcomes. These outcomes were compared to referent data available at the local and or State level, and to prepost measures for family functioning. Previous data collection efforts have measured occurrence of maltreatment and substance exposed newborns. The child/youth indicators related to permanency assess whether they remain in their home, the length of stay in foster care (if they are out of their home), the proportion who re-enter foster care, the proportion who were reunified, the length of time to reunification and whether the children and youth exit services with adoption or legal guardianship if they are not reunified with their parents. The adult PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 688 Hours per response per respondent 2 Total hour burden 1,376 indicators related to recovery include substance use, access to treatment, treatment outcomes, employment and criminal behavior. The results of the evaluations were used by grantees to measure the progress of their programs, and aided their efforts to sustain the activities once the grants ended. To the greatest extent possible, the data elements are operationally defined using standard definitions in child welfare and substance abuse treatment. The use of standard data definitions will reduce the data collection burden on grantees as these variables are collected through data collection procedures that currently exist through all publically funded child welfare and substance abuse treatment systems. The FTDC performance measures are data currently collected by programs as part of their normal operations (e.g., placement status in child welfare services, substance abuse treatment entry dates). Thus, minimal data collection from clients will be required as the grantees will be abstracting existing data. The only new information collected will be from the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale (NCFAS) assessment obtained from participants during the intake and discharge interviews. If needed, the FTDC staff member may supplement this information by obtaining information from other staff that interact with the client (i.e., the social worker familiar with the family) or during a home visit (if this is part of their program activities). It should be re-emphasized that the FTDC projects are expansions or enhancements of FTDC partnerships that currently have existing relationships (and information sharing/ confidentiality agreements) in place. It is through this existing information sharing forum that the FTDC grantees will be able to obtain the requisite child welfare and substance abuse treatment performance measures. The grantees will use electronic abstraction and secondary data collection for elements that are already being collected by counties and States in their reporting requirements of Federally-mandated data. Table 1 presents the estimated total cost burden associated with the collection of the FTDC data elements. The following estimates represent the number of anticipated participants E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 34448 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 115 / Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Notices based on experience with the previous CAM program. There are two sources of data collection burden for the performance system. First, FTDC staff extracts data from secondary sources for the child, parent/caregiver and family functioning data elements for biannual data uploads. The total number of responses is two per year; with each upload taking approximately 16 hours at each site. In addition to the data extraction, FTDC staff will complete 2 administrations (intake and discharge) of the NCFAS for each family (approximately 267 families per year based on estimates extrapolated from the CAM program). The NCFAS takes approximately .75 hours to complete per family per administration. The estimated total cost of the time FTDC staff will spend completing data collection is $15,952 per year (total number of staff hours, 720.5 hours, multiplied by $22.14, the estimated average hourly wages for social work professionals as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). See Table 1. TABLE 1—ANNUALIZED HOUR BURDEN Number of records Form/instrument Responses per record Total responses Hours per response Total hour burden FTDC Form—Biannual extraction of extant data × 10 grantees ............................................................................ NCFAS—Administered twice for each family ...................... 10 267 2 2 20 534 16 .75 320 400.5 Total .............................................................................. 277 ........................ 554 ........................ 720.5 Note: The estimated response burden includes the extractions and uploads to the FTDC Form and administration the North Carolina Family Assessment Form. Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by July 16, 2015 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2015–14733 Filed 6–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Project: Notification of Intent To Use Schedule III, IV, or V Opioid Drugs for the Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opiate Addiction Under 21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2) (OMB No. 0930– 0234)—Extension The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (‘‘DATA,’’ Pub. L. 106–310) amended the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2)) to permit practitioners (physicians) to seek and obtain waivers to prescribe certain approved narcotic treatment drugs for the treatment of opiate addiction. The legislation sets eligibility requirements and certification requirements as well as an interagency notification review process for physicians who seek waivers. The legislation was amended in 2005 to eliminate the patient limit for physicians in group practices, and in 2006, to permit certain physicians to treat up to 100 patients. To implement these provisions, SAMHSA developed a notification form (SMA–167) that facilitates the submission and review of notifications. The form provides the information necessary to determine whether practitioners (i.e., independent physicians) meet the qualifications for waivers set forth under the new law. Use of this form will enable physicians to know they have provided all information needed to determine whether practitioners are eligible for a waiver. However, there is no prohibition on use of other means to provide requisite information. The Secretary will convey notification information and PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determinations to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which will assign an identification number to qualifying practitioners; this number will be included in the practitioner’s registration under 21 U.S.C. 823(f). Practitioners may use the form for three types of notification: (a) New, (b) immediate, and (c) to notify of their intent to treat up to 100 patients. Under ‘‘new’’ notifications, practitioners may make their initial waiver requests to SAMHSA. ‘‘Immediate’’ notifications inform SAMHSA and the Attorney General of a practitioner’s intent to prescribe immediately to facilitate the treatment of an individual (one) patient under 21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2)(E)(ii). Finally, the form may be used by physicians with waivers to certify their need and intent to treat up to 100 patients. The form collects data on the following items: Practitioner name; state medical license number and DEA registration number; address of primary location, telephone and fax numbers; email address; name and address of group practice; group practice employer identification number; names and DEA registration numbers of group practitioners; purpose of notification new, immediate, or renewal; certification of qualifying criteria for treatment and management of opiate dependent patients; certification of capacity to refer patients for appropriate counseling and other appropriate ancillary services; certification of maximum patient load, certification to use only those drug products that meet the criteria in the law. The form also notifies practitioners of Privacy Act considerations, and permits practitioners to expressly consent to disclose limited information to the E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information 
collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these 
documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: Family Treatment Drug Court Services Evaluation (OMB No. 0930-
0330)--Reinstatement

    In 2010, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), 
provided funding to 12 existing Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) 
for enhancement and/or expansion of their FTDC's capabilities to 
provide psycho-social, emotional and mental health services to children 
(0-17 years) and their families who have methamphetamine use disorders 
and involvement in child protective services. This program was 
authorized in House Report 111-220 accompanying HR 3293 in 2010. The 
Committee language stated that ``these grants will support a 
collaborative approach, including treatment providers, child welfare 
specialists, and judges, to provide community-based social services for 
the children of methamphetamine-addicted parents,'' and were to be 
awarded to Family Dependency Treatment Drug Courts.
    SAMHSA is requesting to reinstate OMB approval of instruments used 
in the Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) grant program through 
2020 for a new cohort of grantees under the new program name of Family 
Treatment Drug Courts, or FTDCs. The continued use of these instruments 
will allow SAMHSA to collect data on The FTDC grantees that is not 
otherwise captured: The national evaluation of the FTDC project will 
collect data on: (1) Child Outcomes; (2) Parent/Caregiver Outcomes; and 
(3) Family Functioning. The results from this data collection will 
serve to inform future decisions regarding funding by SAMHSA as well as 
establish an evidence base for the practices undertaken for other 
localities and programs implementing Family Treatment Drug Courts. The 
overall reporting burden is estimated at 720.5 hours.
    Providing children's services in an FTDC was a new activity for 
FTDCs and the grantees. The purpose of the evaluation was to monitor 
the grantees progress and to measure their performance on child, family 
and adult outcomes. These outcomes were compared to referent data 
available at the local and or State level, and to pre-post measures for 
family functioning. Previous data collection efforts have measured 
occurrence of maltreatment and substance exposed newborns. The child/
youth indicators related to permanency assess whether they remain in 
their home, the length of stay in foster care (if they are out of their 
home), the proportion who re-enter foster care, the proportion who were 
reunified, the length of time to reunification and whether the children 
and youth exit services with adoption or legal guardianship if they are 
not reunified with their parents. The adult indicators related to 
recovery include substance use, access to treatment, treatment 
outcomes, employment and criminal behavior. The results of the 
evaluations were used by grantees to measure the progress of their 
programs, and aided their efforts to sustain the activities once the 
grants ended.
    To the greatest extent possible, the data elements are 
operationally defined using standard definitions in child welfare and 
substance abuse treatment. The use of standard data definitions will 
reduce the data collection burden on grantees as these variables are 
collected through data collection procedures that currently exist 
through all publically funded child welfare and substance abuse 
treatment systems. The FTDC performance measures are data currently 
collected by programs as part of their normal operations (e.g., 
placement status in child welfare services, substance abuse treatment 
entry dates). Thus, minimal data collection from clients will be 
required as the grantees will be abstracting existing data. The only 
new information collected will be from the North Carolina Family 
Assessment Scale (NCFAS) assessment obtained from participants during 
the intake and discharge interviews. If needed, the FTDC staff member 
may supplement this information by obtaining information from other 
staff that interact with the client (i.e., the social worker familiar 
with the family) or during a home visit (if this is part of their 
program activities).
    It should be re-emphasized that the FTDC projects are expansions or 
enhancements of FTDC partnerships that currently have existing 
relationships (and information sharing/confidentiality agreements) in 
place. It is through this existing information sharing forum that the 
FTDC grantees will be able to obtain the requisite child welfare and 
substance abuse treatment performance measures. The grantees will use 
electronic abstraction and secondary data collection for elements that 
are already being collected by counties and States in their reporting 
requirements of Federally-mandated data.
    Table 1 presents the estimated total cost burden associated with 
the collection of the FTDC data elements. The following estimates 
represent the number of anticipated participants

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based on experience with the previous CAM program. There are two 
sources of data collection burden for the performance system. First, 
FTDC staff extracts data from secondary sources for the child, parent/
caregiver and family functioning data elements for biannual data 
uploads. The total number of responses is two per year; with each 
upload taking approximately 16 hours at each site. In addition to the 
data extraction, FTDC staff will complete 2 administrations (intake and 
discharge) of the NCFAS for each family (approximately 267 families per 
year based on estimates extrapolated from the CAM program). The NCFAS 
takes approximately .75 hours to complete per family per 
administration. The estimated total cost of the time FTDC staff will 
spend completing data collection is $15,952 per year (total number of 
staff hours, 720.5 hours, multiplied by $22.14, the estimated average 
hourly wages for social work professionals as published by the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics, 2013). See Table 1.

                                         Table 1--Annualized Hour Burden
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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per      Total hour
         Form/instrument              records         record         responses       response         burden
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FTDC Form--Biannual extraction                10               2              20              16             320
 of extant data x 10 grantees...
NCFAS--Administered twice for                267               2             534             .75           400.5
 each family....................
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    Total.......................             277  ..............             554  ..............           720.5
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Note: The estimated response burden includes the extractions and uploads to the FTDC Form and administration the
  North Carolina Family Assessment Form.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by July 16, 2015 to the SAMHSA 
Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of 
comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing 
of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged 
to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send 
their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 
202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management 
and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2015-14733 Filed 6-15-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4162-20-P