Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners-OMB No. 0915-0126-Revision, 2799-2802 [2018-00825]

Download as PDF 2799 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register for each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing this notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the collection of information associated with this draft guidance, FDA invites comment on the following topics: (1) Whether the proposed information collected is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimated burden of the proposed information collected, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collected on the respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Under the draft guidance, sponsors of certain medical countermeasure product applications submitted under section 505(b)(1) of the FD&C Act and section 351 of the PHS Act may request a priority review voucher. Based on inquiries FDA has received on section 565A and related discussions with sponsors, we estimate that we will receive annually approximately 2 requests from 2 sponsors, and that each request will take approximately 8 hours to prepare and submit to FDA. The draft guidance also states that sponsors should notify FDA of their intent to use a priority review voucher, including the date on which the sponsor intends to submit the application, at least 90 days before use. We estimate that we will receive annually approximately 2 notifications of intent to use a voucher from 2 sponsors, and that each notification will take approximately 8 hours to prepare and submit to FDA. The draft guidance also permits the transfer of a priority review voucher from one sponsor to another, and states that each transfer should be documented with a letter of transfer. We estimate that we will receive approximately 1 letter indicating the transfer of a voucher from 1.5 application holders, and 1 letter acknowledging the receipt of a transferred voucher from 1.5 new voucher owners acknowledging the transfer, and that it will take approximately 8 hours to prepare and submit each letter to FDA. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 1 Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Priority review voucher request ........................................... Notifications of intent to use a voucher ............................... Letters indicating the transfer of a voucher ......................... Letters acknowledging the receipt of a transferred voucher 2 2 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 2 2 1.5 1.5 8 8 8 8 16 16 12 12 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 56 Reporting under Section 3086 of the Cures Act 1 There Total responses Total hours are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the internet may obtain the draft guidance at https:// www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/ Guidances/default.htm, https:// www.regulations.gov, or https:// www.fda.gov/medicalcountermeasures. Dated: January 11, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–00900 Filed 1–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–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; Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners—OMB No. 0915–0126— Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Hours per response VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than February 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners—45 CFR part 60 Regulations and Forms, OMB No. 0915–0126—Revision. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2800 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices Abstract: This is a request for a revision of OMB approval of the information collection contained in regulations found at 45 CFR part 60 governing the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the forms to be used in registering with, reporting information to, and requesting information from the NPDB. Administrative forms are also included to aid in monitoring compliance with Federal reporting and querying requirements. Responsibility for NPDB implementation and operation resides in HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce. The intent of the NPDB is to improve the quality of health care by encouraging hospitals, State licensing boards, professional societies, and other entities providing health care services to identify and discipline those who engage in unprofessional behavior, and to restrict the ability of incompetent health care practitioners, providers, or suppliers to move from State to State without disclosure of previous damaging or incompetent performance. It also serves as a fraud and abuse clearinghouse for the reporting and disclosing of certain final adverse actions (excluding settlements in which no findings of liability have been made) taken against health care practitioners, providers, or suppliers by health plans, Federal agencies, and State agencies. The reporting forms, request for information forms (query forms), and administrative forms (used to monitor compliance) are accessed, completed, and submitted to the NPDB electronically through the NPDB website at https://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/. All reporting and querying is performed through the secure portal of this website. This revision proposes changes to eliminate redundant and unnecessary forms, improve user error recovery, and improve overall data integrity. There is no change to the average burden per response. The total estimated number of respondents has increased from 5 million in 2015 to over 6 million in 2017, primarily attributable to increases in use of the ‘‘One-Time Query for an Individual’’ and ‘‘Continuous Query’’ forms. The increase in total respondents resulted in an estimated increase of approximately 47,000 total burden hours. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NPDB acts primarily as a flagging system; its principal purpose is to facilitate comprehensive review of practitioners’ professional credentials and background. Information is collected from, and disseminated to, eligible entities (entities that are entitled to query and/ or report to the NPDB as authorized in Title 45 CFR part 60) on the following: (1) Medical malpractice payments, (2) licensure actions taken by Boards of Medical Examiners, (3) State licensure and certification actions, (4) Federal licensure and certification actions, (5) negative actions or findings taken by peer review organizations or private accreditation entities, (6) adverse actions taken against clinical privileges, (7) Federal or State criminal convictions related to the delivery of a health care item or service, (8) civil judgments related to the delivery of a health care item or service, (9) exclusions from participation in Federal or State health care programs, and (10) other adjudicated actions or decisions. It is intended that NPDB information should be considered with other relevant information in evaluating credentials of health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers. Likely Respondents: Eligible entities or individuals that are entitled to query and/or report to the NPDB as authorized in regulations found at 45 CFR part 60. 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. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Regulation citation § 60.6: Reporting errors, omissions, revisions or whether an action is on appeal. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES § 60.7: Reporting medical malpractice payments. § 60.8: Reporting licensure actions taken by Boards of Medical Examiners. & § 60.9: Reporting licensure and certification actions taken by States.. § 60.10: Reporting Federal licensure and certification actions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Number of respondents Form name Responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Correction, Revision to Action, Correction of Revision to Action, Void, Notice of Appeal (manual). Correction, Revision to Action, Correction of Revision to Action, Void, Notice of Appeal (automated). Medical Malpractice Payment (manual). Medical Malpractice Payment (automated). State Licensure (manual) ... State Licensure (automated). 11,114 1 11,114 .25 2,779 17,966 1 17,966 .0003 6 11,993 1 11,993 .75 8,995 242 1 242 .0003 1 19,160 25,980 1 1 19,160 25,980 .75 .0003 14,370 8 DEA/Federal Licensure ...... 698 1 698 .75 524 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2801 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Regulation citation Form name § 60.11: Reporting negative actions or findings taken by peer review organizations or private accreditation entities. § 60.12: Reporting adverse actions taken against clinical privileges. § 60.13: Reporting Federal or State criminal convictions related to the delivery of a health care item or service. Peer Review Organization Accreditation ....................... 10 10 1 1 10 10 .75 .75 8 8 Title IV Clinical Privileges Actions. Professional Society ........... Criminal Conviction (Guilty Plea or Trial) (manual). Criminal Conviction (Guilty Plea or Trial) (automated). Deferred Conviction or PreTrial Diversion. Nolo Contendere (No Contest) Plea. Injunction ............................ Civil Judgment .................... 698 49 1 1 698 49 .75 ........................ 524 37 1,140 688 54 1 1 1 1,140 688 54 .75 .0003 .75 855 1 41 85 1 85 .75 64 10 10 1 1 10 10 .75 .75 8 8 Exclusion/Debarment (manual). Exclusion/Debarment (automated). Government Administrative Health Plan Action ............. 1,624 3,180 1 1 1,624 3,180 .75 .0003 1,218 1 2,062 335 1 1 2,062 335 .75 .75 1,547 252 One-Time Query for an Individual (manual). One-Time Query for an Individual (automated). One-Time Query for an Organization (manual). One-Time Query for an Organization (automated). Self-Query on an Individual Self-Query on an Organization. Continuous Query (manual) Continuous Query (automated). Subject Statement and Dispute. Request for Dispute Resolution. Entity Registration (Initial) .. Entity Registration (Renewal & Update). Entity Profile ....................... Licensing Board Data Request. Licensing Board Attestation Corrective Action Plan ........ Reconciling Missing Actions Agent Registration (Initial) .. Agent Registration (Renewal). Electronic Transfer of Funds (EFT) Authorization. Authorized Agent Designation. Account Discrepancy .......... New Administrator Request Query Credit Purchase ...... Educational Request .......... Account Balance Transfer .. 2,054,381 1 2,054,381 .08 164,351 2,813,341 1 2,813,341 .0003 844 39,695 1 39,695 .08 3,176 10,201 1 10,201 .0003 4 131,481 1,545 1 1 131,481 1,545 .42 .42 55,223 649 643,860 226,838 1 1 643,860 226,838 .08 .0003 51,509 69 3,547 99 1 1 3,547 99 .75 8 2,661 792 1,073 14,060 1 1 1,073 14,060 1 .25 1,073 3,515 9,000 146 1 1 9,000 146 .25 10.5 2,250 1,533 301 10 7,981 85 278 1 1 1 1 1 301 10 7,981 85 278 1 .08 0.8 1 .08 301 1 6,385 85 23 654 1 654 .08 53 213 1 213 .25 54 10 3,016 789 10 10 1 1 1 1 1 10 3,016 789 10 10 .25 .08 .08 .08 .08 3 242 64 1 1 § 60.14: Reporting civil judgments related to the delivery of a health care item or service. § 60.15: Reporting exclusions from participation in Federal or State health care programs. § 60.16: Reporting other adjudicated actions or decisions. § 60.18 Requesting Information from the NPDB. § 60.21: How to dispute the accuracy of NPDB information. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Administrative ...................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2802 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 13 / Friday, January 19, 2018 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS—Continued Regulation citation Number of respondents Form name Responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Missing Report Form .......... 29 1 29 .08 3 ............................................. 6,059,761 ........................ 6,059,761 ........................ 326,120 Total ............................. HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–00825 Filed 1–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will hold a public meeting. DATES: February 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: This teleconference meeting will accommodate up to 100 attendees. Parties may access the teleconference by dialing 888–989–6421 and using participant code 9874492. Participants should call and connect 15-minutes prior to the start of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone requesting information regarding the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment should daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Jan 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 contact CDR Holly Berilla, Senior Public Health Analyst, Division of Policy and Data (DPD), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), HRSA, in one of three ways: (1) Mail a request to CDR Holly Berilla, Senior Public Health Analyst, HRSA/HAB/ DPD, 5600 Fishers Lane, 09N156, Rockville, Maryland 20857; (2) call 301– 443–9965; or (3) send an email to hberilla@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CDC/ HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment was established under Section 222 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, [42 U.S.C. Section 217a], as amended. The purpose of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment is to advise the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; and the Administrator, HRSA regarding objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; prevention and treatment efforts including surveillance of HIV infection, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and other STDs, and related behaviors; epidemiologic, behavioral, health services, and laboratory research on HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; identification of policy issues related to HIV/viral hepatitis/STD professional eduction, patient healthcare delivery, and prevention services; Agency policies about prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis and other STDs; treatment, healthcare delivery, and research and training; strategic issues influencing the ability of CDC and HRSA to fulfill their missions of providing prevention and treatment services; programmatic efforts to prevent and treat HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs; and support to the Agencies in their developoment of responses to emerging health needs related to HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs. Information about the Committee and the meeting agenda is available by contacting CDR Holly Berilla at the contact information above. During the meeting, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment will discuss workgroup reports and updates, information PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regarding the National Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Conference, and Committee business-related items. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Due to the nature and time limitations of the meeting, members of the public will not have an opportunity to provide oral comments, although written comments may be submitted to CDR Holly Berilla at the contact information listed above at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Individuals who need special assistance should notify CDR Holly Berilla at the contact information listed above at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–00824 Filed 1–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, HHS. SUMMARY: This notice establishes the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Executive Order 13798 Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty (May 4, 2017), 82 FR 21675, and the Attorney General’s Guidance on Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty (October 6, 2017), Part A, Office of the Secretary, Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as last amended at 81 FR 95622 (December 28, 2016), is being amended at Chapter AT, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to reflect the restructuring of OCR as follows: I. Under Chapter AT, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), in the outline section AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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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; Information Collection 
Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank for Adverse Information 
on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners--OMB No. 0915-0126--
Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 February 
20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk 
officer for HRSA, either by email to [email protected] 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, at [email protected] or 
call (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data 
Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care 
Practitioners--45 CFR part 60 Regulations and Forms, OMB No. 0915-
0126--Revision.

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    Abstract: This is a request for a revision of OMB approval of the 
information collection contained in regulations found at 45 CFR part 60 
governing the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the forms to 
be used in registering with, reporting information to, and requesting 
information from the NPDB. Administrative forms are also included to 
aid in monitoring compliance with Federal reporting and querying 
requirements. Responsibility for NPDB implementation and operation 
resides in HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce.
    The intent of the NPDB is to improve the quality of health care by 
encouraging hospitals, State licensing boards, professional societies, 
and other entities providing health care services to identify and 
discipline those who engage in unprofessional behavior, and to restrict 
the ability of incompetent health care practitioners, providers, or 
suppliers to move from State to State without disclosure of previous 
damaging or incompetent performance. It also serves as a fraud and 
abuse clearinghouse for the reporting and disclosing of certain final 
adverse actions (excluding settlements in which no findings of 
liability have been made) taken against health care practitioners, 
providers, or suppliers by health plans, Federal agencies, and State 
agencies.
    The reporting forms, request for information forms (query forms), 
and administrative forms (used to monitor compliance) are accessed, 
completed, and submitted to the NPDB electronically through the NPDB 
website at https://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/. All reporting and querying is 
performed through the secure portal of this website. This revision 
proposes changes to eliminate redundant and unnecessary forms, improve 
user error recovery, and improve overall data integrity. There is no 
change to the average burden per response. The total estimated number 
of respondents has increased from 5 million in 2015 to over 6 million 
in 2017, primarily attributable to increases in use of the ``One-Time 
Query for an Individual'' and ``Continuous Query'' forms. The increase 
in total respondents resulted in an estimated increase of approximately 
47,000 total burden hours.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NPDB acts primarily 
as a flagging system; its principal purpose is to facilitate 
comprehensive review of practitioners' professional credentials and 
background. Information is collected from, and disseminated to, 
eligible entities (entities that are entitled to query and/or report to 
the NPDB as authorized in Title 45 CFR part 60) on the following: (1) 
Medical malpractice payments, (2) licensure actions taken by Boards of 
Medical Examiners, (3) State licensure and certification actions, (4) 
Federal licensure and certification actions, (5) negative actions or 
findings taken by peer review organizations or private accreditation 
entities, (6) adverse actions taken against clinical privileges, (7) 
Federal or State criminal convictions related to the delivery of a 
health care item or service, (8) civil judgments related to the 
delivery of a health care item or service, (9) exclusions from 
participation in Federal or State health care programs, and (10) other 
adjudicated actions or decisions. It is intended that NPDB information 
should be considered with other relevant information in evaluating 
credentials of health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers.
    Likely Respondents: Eligible entities or individuals that are 
entitled to query and/or report to the NPDB as authorized in 
regulations found at 45 CFR part 60.
    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.

                                                        Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                                                                                          Average burden
            Regulation citation                       Form name              Number of     Responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                                                            respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Sec.   60.6: Reporting errors, omissions,   Correction, Revision to               11,114               1          11,114             .25           2,779
 revisions or whether an action is on        Action, Correction of
 appeal.                                     Revision to Action, Void,
                                             Notice of Appeal (manual).
                                            Correction, Revision to               17,966               1          17,966           .0003               6
                                             Action, Correction of
                                             Revision to Action, Void,
                                             Notice of Appeal
                                             (automated).
Sec.   60.7: Reporting medical malpractice  Medical Malpractice Payment           11,993               1          11,993             .75           8,995
 payments.                                   (manual).
                                            Medical Malpractice Payment              242               1             242           .0003               1
                                             (automated).
Sec.   60.8: Reporting licensure actions    State Licensure (manual)....          19,160               1          19,160             .75          14,370
 taken by Boards of Medical Examiners.      State Licensure (automated).          25,980               1          25,980           .0003               8
&.........................................
Sec.   60.9: Reporting licensure and
 certification actions taken by States..
Sec.   60.10: Reporting Federal licensure   DEA/Federal Licensure.......             698               1             698             .75             524
 and certification actions.

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Sec.   60.11: Reporting negative actions    Peer Review Organization....              10               1              10             .75               8
 or findings taken by peer review           Accreditation...............              10               1              10             .75               8
 organizations or private accreditation
 entities.
Sec.   60.12: Reporting adverse actions     Title IV Clinical Privileges             698               1             698             .75             524
 taken against clinical privileges.          Actions.                                 49               1              49  ..............              37
                                            Professional Society........
Sec.   60.13: Reporting Federal or State    Criminal Conviction (Guilty            1,140               1           1,140             .75             855
 criminal convictions related to the         Plea or Trial) (manual).                688               1             688           .0003               1
 delivery of a health care item or service. Criminal Conviction (Guilty               54               1              54             .75              41
                                             Plea or Trial) (automated).
                                            Deferred Conviction or Pre-
                                             Trial Diversion.
                                            Nolo Contendere (No Contest)              85               1              85             .75              64
                                             Plea.
                                            Injunction..................              10               1              10             .75               8
Sec.   60.14: Reporting civil judgments     Civil Judgment..............              10               1              10             .75               8
 related to the delivery of a health care
 item or service.
Sec.   60.15: Reporting exclusions from     Exclusion/Debarment (manual)           1,624               1           1,624             .75           1,218
 participation in Federal or State health   Exclusion/Debarment                    3,180               1           3,180           .0003               1
 care programs.                              (automated).
Sec.   60.16: Reporting other adjudicated   Government Administrative...           2,062               1           2,062             .75           1,547
 actions or decisions.                      Health Plan Action..........             335               1             335             .75             252
Sec.   60.18 Requesting Information from    One-Time Query for an              2,054,381               1       2,054,381             .08         164,351
 the NPDB.                                   Individual (manual).
                                            One-Time Query for an              2,813,341               1       2,813,341           .0003             844
                                             Individual (automated).
                                            One-Time Query for an                 39,695               1          39,695             .08           3,176
                                             Organization (manual).
                                            One-Time Query for an                 10,201               1          10,201           .0003               4
                                             Organization (automated).
                                            Self-Query on an Individual.         131,481               1         131,481             .42          55,223
                                            Self-Query on an                       1,545               1           1,545             .42             649
                                             Organization.
                                            Continuous Query (manual)...         643,860               1         643,860             .08          51,509
                                            Continuous Query (automated)         226,838               1         226,838           .0003              69
Sec.   60.21: How to dispute the accuracy   Subject Statement and                  3,547               1           3,547             .75           2,661
 of NPDB information.                        Dispute.                                 99               1              99               8             792
                                            Request for Dispute
                                             Resolution.
Administrative............................  Entity Registration                    1,073               1           1,073               1           1,073
                                             (Initial).
                                            Entity Registration (Renewal          14,060               1          14,060             .25           3,515
                                             & Update).
                                            Entity Profile..............           9,000               1           9,000             .25           2,250
                                            Licensing Board Data Request             146               1             146            10.5           1,533
                                            Licensing Board Attestation.             301               1             301               1             301
                                            Corrective Action Plan......              10               1              10             .08               1
                                            Reconciling Missing Actions.           7,981               1           7,981             0.8           6,385
                                            Agent Registration (Initial)              85               1              85               1              85
                                            Agent Registration (Renewal)             278               1             278             .08              23
                                            Electronic Transfer of Funds             654               1             654             .08              53
                                             (EFT) Authorization.
                                            Authorized Agent Designation             213               1             213             .25              54
                                            Account Discrepancy.........              10               1              10             .25               3
                                            New Administrator Request...           3,016               1           3,016             .08             242
                                            Query Credit Purchase.......             789               1             789             .08              64
                                            Educational Request.........              10               1              10             .08               1
                                            Account Balance Transfer....              10               1              10             .08               1

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                                            Missing Report Form.........              29               1              29             .08               3
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    Total.................................  ............................       6,059,761  ..............       6,059,761  ..............         326,120
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Amy McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2018-00825 Filed 1-18-18; 8:45 am]
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