Agency Information Collection Activity: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, 37167 [2017-16683]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0556] Agency Information Collection Activity: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0556’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7331. Title: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care; VA Form 10–0137. OMB Control Number: 2900–0556. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 10–0137, VA Advance Directive: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Living Will, is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognized legal document that permits VA patients to designate a health care agent and/or specify preferences for future health care. The VA Advance Directive is invoked if a patient becomes unable to make health care decisions for him or herself. Use of the VA Advance Directive is specified in VHA Handbook 1004.02, Advance Care Planning and Management of Advance Directives. Veterans’ rights to designate a health care agent and specify health care preferences in advance are codified in 38 CFR 17.32. This regulation also obligates VA to recognize advance directives and to use the information contained therein when health care decisions must be made for a patient that has lost decision making capacity. Use of advance directives is a well-established standard within clinical practice in the U.S. Offering the opportunity to complete an advance directive and the requirement to honor such documents is supported by Joint Commission standards and the Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 (applicable to Medicare providers.) Use of advance directives is also consistent with the health care ethics standard that patients have autonomy in health care decision making and have a right to control what is done to them in a medical setting. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 171,811 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–16683 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37167 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0720] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0720’’ in any correspondence. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0720’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet (VA Form 21–0773). OMB Control Number: 2900–0720. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0773 is a checklist for Veterans Service Representatives to verify they have given information, applications, and/or referral service to our Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom service members who have at least six months remaining on active E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0556]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Living Will and Durable 
Power of Attorney for Health Care

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs 
(10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@va.gov. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0556'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461-6345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must 
obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for 
comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.

    Authority:  38 U.S.C. 7331.

    Title: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care; 
VA Form 10-0137.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0556.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 10-0137, VA Advance Directive: Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care and Living Will, is the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA) recognized legal document that permits VA patients to 
designate a health care agent and/or specify preferences for future 
health care. The VA Advance Directive is invoked if a patient becomes 
unable to make health care decisions for him or herself. Use of the VA 
Advance Directive is specified in VHA Handbook 1004.02, Advance Care 
Planning and Management of Advance Directives. Veterans' rights to 
designate a health care agent and specify health care preferences in 
advance are codified in 38 CFR 17.32. This regulation also obligates VA 
to recognize advance directives and to use the information contained 
therein when health care decisions must be made for a patient that has 
lost decision making capacity. Use of advance directives is a well-
established standard within clinical practice in the U.S. Offering the 
opportunity to complete an advance directive and the requirement to 
honor such documents is supported by Joint Commission standards and the 
Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 (applicable to Medicare 
providers.) Use of advance directives is also consistent with the 
health care ethics standard that patients have autonomy in health care 
decision making and have a right to control what is done to them in a 
medical setting.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 171,811 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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