Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 78236-78237 [2015-31642]

Download as PDF 78236 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Notices Leroy A. 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. 2015–31581 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P 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 Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 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. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Shortage Designation Management System OMB No. 0915–xxxx—NEW Abstract: HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is committed to improving the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by developing, tkelley on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 implementing, evaluating, and refining programs that strengthen the nation’s health workforce. The Department of Health and Human Services relies on two federal shortage designations to identify and dedicate resources to areas and populations in greatest need of providers: Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designations and Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population (MUA/P) designations. HPSA designations are geographic areas, population groups, and facilities that are experiencing a shortage of health professionals. MUA/ P designations are areas, or populations within areas, that are experiencing a shortage of health care services. MUAs are designated for the entire population of a particular geographic area. MUP designations are limited to particular groups of underserved people within an area. These designations are currently used in a number of Departmental programs that provide both federal and state government grant/program benefits for communities, health care facilities, and providers. BHW has the responsibility for designating and dedesignating HPSAs and MUA/Ps on behalf of the Secretary. HPSA designations are required to be reviewed and updated annually to reflect current data. Individual states— through their Primary Care Office (PCO)—have primary responsibility for initiating an application for a new or updated HPSA designation, or withdrawing HPSAs that no longer meet the designation criteria. HRSA reviews the application and makes the final determination on the HPSA designation. Requests come from the PCOs who have access to the online application and review system, Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS). Requests that come from other sources are referred to the PCOs for their review and concurrence. In addition, interested parties, including the Governor, the State Primary Care Association, and state professional associations are notified of each request submitted for their comments and recommendations. In order to obtain a federal shortage designation for an area, population, or facility, PCOs must submit a shortage designation application through SDMS for review and approval by BHW. Both the HPSA and MUA/P applications request local, state, and national data on the population that is experiencing a PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shortage of health professionals and the number of health professionals relative to the population covered by the proposed designation. The information collected on the applications is used to determine which areas, populations, and facilities have shortages. The lists of designated HPSAs are annually published in the Federal Register. In addition, lists of HPSAs are updated on the HRSA Web site, http:// www.hrsa.gov/shortage/, so that interested parties can access the information. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of this information collection is to obtain information to designate HPSAs and MUA/Ps. The information obtained from the SDMS is used to determine which areas, populations, and facilities have critical shortages of health professionals. The SDMS HPSA application and SDMS MUA/P application are used for these designation determinations. Applicants must submit a SDMS application to BHW to obtain a federal shortage designation. The application asks for local, state, and national data required for determining the application’s eligibility to obtain a federal shortage designation. In addition, applicants must enter detailed information explaining how the area, population, or facility faces a critical shortage of health professionals. Likely Respondents: State PCOs interested in obtaining a primary care, dental, or mental HPSA designation or a MUA/P in their state. 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. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 78237 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Designation Planning and Preparation ................................ SDMS Application ................................................................ 54 54 57 57 3,078 3,078 23.40 11.33 72,025.20 34,873.74 Total .............................................................................. 54 57 3,078 34.73 106,898.94 Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–31642 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority tkelley on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 80 FR 66545–66546 dated October 29, 2015). This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of the Administrator (RA), Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) and the Bureau of Health Workforce (RQ). Specifically, this notice: (1) Establishes the Office of Global Health (RAI) within the Office of the Administrator (RA); (2) transfers the function of the Office of Global Health Affairs (RQA1) from the Bureau of Health Workforce to the Office of the Administrator (RA); (3) transfers the Border Health function from the Office of External Engagement (RA57) within the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) to the Office of Global Health (RAI); (4) abolishes the Office of Global Health Affairs (RQA1) within the Bureau of Health Workforce (RQ); and (5) updates the functional statement for the Bureau of Health Workforce (RQ), Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE) and the Office of the Administrator (RA). Chapter RA—Office of the Administrator (RA) Section RA–10, Organization Delete the organizational structure for the Office of the Administrator (RA) and replace in its entirety. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 The Office of the Administrator is headed by the Administrator, who reports directly to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. (1) Immediate Office of the Administrator (RA); (2) Office of Legislation (RAE); (3) Office of Communications (RA6); (4) Office of Health Equity (RAB); (5) Office of Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights, and Diversity Management (RA2); (6) Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5); (7) Office of Women’s Health (RAW); and (8) Office of Global Health (RAI). Section RA–20, Functions This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of the Administrator (RA), Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5). Specifically, this notice: (1) Transfers the function of the Office of Global Health Affairs (RQA1) to the Office of the Administrator (RA); (2) transfers the Border Health function from the Office of External Engagement (RA57) within the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) to the Office of Global Health (RAI); and (3) updates the functional statement for the Bureau of Health Workforce (RQ), the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) and the Office of the Administrator (RA). Office of the Administrator (RA) (1) Leads and directs programs and activities of the Agency and advises the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy matters concerning them; (2) provides consultation and assistance to senior Agency officials and others on clinical and health professional issues; (3) serves as the Agency’s focal point on efforts to strengthen the practice of public health as it pertains to the HRSA mission; (4) establishes and maintains verbal and written communications with health organizations in the public and private sectors to support the mission of HRSA; (5) coordinates the PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency’s strategic, evaluation and research planning processes; (6) manages the legislative and communications programs for the Agency; (7) administers HRSA’s equal opportunity and civil rights activities; (8) provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in the support of the Agency’s special health programs; (9) manages the health, wellness, and safety of women and girls with the support of the Office of Women’s Health, through policy, programming and outreach education; and (10) provides leadership within HRSA for the support of global health and coordinates policy development with the HHS Office of Global Affairs, other departmental agencies, bilateral/ multilateral organizations, and other international organizations and partners. Office of Global Health (RAI) The Office of Global Health serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator on global health issues. Specifically: (1) Provides leadership, coordination, and advancement of global health programs relating to sustainable health systems for vulnerable and at-risk populations and for HRSA training programs; (2) provides support for the agency’s international travel and the Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program; (3) provides management and oversight of international programs aimed at -improving quality and innovation in human resources for health, health professions recruitment, education, faculty development, retention, and applied research systems; (3) provides leadership within HRSA for the support of global health and coordinates policy development with the HHS Office of Global Affairs, other departmental agencies, bilateral/multilateral organizations, and other international organizations and partners; (4) monitors HRSA’s border health activities and investments to promote collaboration and improve health care access to those living along the U.S.-Mexico border; and (5) supports and conducts programs E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 241 (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78236-78237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31642]


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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

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 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.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 
15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection 
Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-
1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Information Collection Request Title: Shortage Designation 
Management System
    OMB No. 0915-xxxx--NEW
    Abstract: HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) is committed to 
improving the health of the nation's underserved communities and 
vulnerable populations by developing, implementing, evaluating, and 
refining programs that strengthen the nation's health workforce. The 
Department of Health and Human Services relies on two federal shortage 
designations to identify and dedicate resources to areas and 
populations in greatest need of providers: Health Professional Shortage 
Area (HPSA) designations and Medically Underserved Area/Medically 
Underserved Population (MUA/P) designations. HPSA designations are 
geographic areas, population groups, and facilities that are 
experiencing a shortage of health professionals. MUA/P designations are 
areas, or populations within areas, that are experiencing a shortage of 
health care services. MUAs are designated for the entire population of 
a particular geographic area. MUP designations are limited to 
particular groups of underserved people within an area. These 
designations are currently used in a number of Departmental programs 
that provide both federal and state government grant/program benefits 
for communities, health care facilities, and providers. BHW has the 
responsibility for designating and de-designating HPSAs and MUA/Ps on 
behalf of the Secretary.
    HPSA designations are required to be reviewed and updated annually 
to reflect current data. Individual states--through their Primary Care 
Office (PCO)--have primary responsibility for initiating an application 
for a new or updated HPSA designation, or withdrawing HPSAs that no 
longer meet the designation criteria. HRSA reviews the application and 
makes the final determination on the HPSA designation. Requests come 
from the PCOs who have access to the online application and review 
system, Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS). Requests that 
come from other sources are referred to the PCOs for their review and 
concurrence. In addition, interested parties, including the Governor, 
the State Primary Care Association, and state professional associations 
are notified of each request submitted for their comments and 
recommendations.
    In order to obtain a federal shortage designation for an area, 
population, or facility, PCOs must submit a shortage designation 
application through SDMS for review and approval by BHW. Both the HPSA 
and MUA/P applications request local, state, and national data on the 
population that is experiencing a shortage of health professionals and 
the number of health professionals relative to the population covered 
by the proposed designation. The information collected on the 
applications is used to determine which areas, populations, and 
facilities have shortages.
    The lists of designated HPSAs are annually published in the Federal 
Register. In addition, lists of HPSAs are updated on the HRSA Web site, 
http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/, so that interested parties can access 
the information.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of 
this information collection is to obtain information to designate HPSAs 
and MUA/Ps. The information obtained from the SDMS is used to determine 
which areas, populations, and facilities have critical shortages of 
health professionals. The SDMS HPSA application and SDMS MUA/P 
application are used for these designation determinations. Applicants 
must submit a SDMS application to BHW to obtain a federal shortage 
designation. The application asks for local, state, and national data 
required for determining the application's eligibility to obtain a 
federal shortage designation. In addition, applicants must enter 
detailed information explaining how the area, population, or facility 
faces a critical shortage of health professionals.
    Likely Respondents: State PCOs interested in obtaining a primary 
care, dental, or mental HPSA designation or a MUA/P in their state.
    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.

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                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Designation Planning and                      54              57           3,078           23.40       72,025.20
 Preparation....................
SDMS Application................              54              57           3,078           11.33       34,873.74
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    Total.......................              54              57           3,078           34.73      106,898.94
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Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-31642 Filed 12-15-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P