Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 65830-65831 [2019-25871]

Download as PDF 65830 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Notices 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) 276–1112. Proposed Project: National Mental Health Services Survey (N–MHSS) (OMB No. 0930–0119)—Revision The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) is requesting a revision to the National Mental Health Services Survey (N– MHSS) (OMB No. 0930–0119), which expires on January 31, 2020. The N– MHSS provides annual national and state-level data on the number and characteristics of mental health treatment facilities in the United States and biennial national and state-level data on the number and characteristics of persons treated in these facilities. The information in the N–MHSS is needed to assess the nature and extent of these resources, to identify gaps in services, and to provide a database for treatment referrals. The request for OMB approval will include a request to conduct the N– MHSS and the between-survey updates in 2020, 2021, and 2022. This update is a procedure for collecting services data from newly identified facilities between main cycles of the survey and will be used to improve the listing of treatment facilities in the online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator. The N–MHSS will provide updated information about facilities for SAMHSA’s online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (see: https:// findtreatment.samhsa.gov), which was last updated with information from the N–MHSS in 2018. A full-scale N–MHSS will be conducted in 2020 and 2022 to collect (1) information about facilities needed for updating the online Locator, such as the facility name and address, specific services offered, and special client groups served and (2) additional information about client counts and the demographics of persons treated in these facilities. An abbreviated N– MHSS (N–MHSS-Locator Survey) will be conducted in 2021 only to update the information about facilities in the online Locator. Three small surveys are proposed for adding new facilities to the online Locator as they become known to SAMHSA. Both the 2021 N–MHSSLocator Survey and the addition of new facilities to the online Locator will use the same N–MHSS-Locator Survey instrument. This request for a revision seeks to change the content of the currently approved abbreviated N–MHSS (i.e., N– MHSS-Locator) survey instrument, and the previously approved 2018 full-scale N–MHSS (OMB No. 0930–0119) to accommodate two related N–MHSS activities: (1) Collection of information from the total N–MHSS universe of mental health treatment facilities during 2020, 2021, and 2022; and (2) collection of information on newly identified facilities throughout the year as they are identified so that new facilities can quickly be added to the online Locator. The survey mode for both data collection activities will be web with telephone follow-up. A paper questionnaire will also be available to facilities who request one. The database resulting from the N– MHSS will be used to update SAMHSA’s online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and to produce an electronic version of a national directory of mental health facilities, for use by the general public, behavioral health professionals, and treatment service providers. In addition, a data file derived from the survey will be used to produce a summary report providing national and state-level outcomes. The summary report and a public-use data file will be used by researchers, mental health professionals, State governments, the U.S. Congress, and the general public. The request for OMB approval will include a request to conduct a full-scale N–MHSS in 2020 and 2022, and an abbreviated N–MHSS-Locator survey in 2021. The following table summarizes the estimated annual response burden for the I–BHS and the N–MHSS: SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDEN FOR THE N–MHSS Number of respondents Facility respondent Responses per respondent Average hours per Response Total burden hours Facilities in full-survey N–MHSS universe in 2020 and 2022 ......................... Newly identified facilities in .............................................................................. Between-Survey Update in .............................................................................. 2017, 2018, and 2019 1 2 ................................................................................. Facilities in N–MHSS-Locator Survey universe in 2021 ................................. 17,000 1 0.75 12,750 1,700 17,000 1 1 0.42 0.42 714 7,140 Average Annual Total ............................................................................... 18,700 1 0.59 11,118 1 Throughout 2 Collection the year, approximately ten percent of facilities close or merge and a similar number of new facilities are identified. of information on newly identified facilities throughout the year, as they are identified, so that new facilities can quickly be added to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES the Locator. To stay current with the field and to collect policy relevant information, SAMHSA will add a series of questions about facilities offering pharmacotherapy for the treatment of serious mental illness (SMI), in particular information on the first- and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 second-generation antipsychotics used by these facilities. Also, a series of questions on crisis services were added to the survey. The N–MHSS will also be collecting information on facilities providing services to persons experiencing first episode psychosis PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (FEP), which was not asked in previous versions of the survey. In consultation with experts in the field, some categories and wording were updated to reflect current terminology in the field. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 65831 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Notices Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by December 30, 2019 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Summer King, (OMB No. 0930–0197)—Extension Statistician. SAMHSA provides significant services directly to the public, including treatment providers and State substance abuse and mental health agencies, [FR Doc. 2019–25871 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P 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: Project: Voluntary Customer Satisfaction Surveys To Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Type of data collection through a range of mechanisms, including publications, training, meetings, technical assistance and websites. Many of these services are focused on information dissemination activities. The purpose of this submission is to extend the existing generic approval for such surveys. The primary use for information gathered is to identify strengths and weaknesses in current service provisions by SAMHSA and to make improvements that are practical and feasible. Several of the customer satisfaction surveys expected to be implemented under this approval will provide data for measurement of program effectiveness under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Information from these customer surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts to improve or maintain a high quality of service to health care providers and members of the public. Focus groups may be used to develop the survey questionnaire in some instances. The estimated annual hour burden is as follows: Responses/ respondent Hours/ response Total hours Focus groups ................................................................................................... Self-administered, mail, telephone and e-mail surveys ................................... 250 89,750 1 1 2.50 .250 625 22,438 Total .......................................................................................................... 90,000 ........................ ........................ 23,063 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by December 30, 2019 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. 2019–25872 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Current List of HHS-Certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies federal agencies of the laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). A notice listing all currently HHScertified laboratories and IITFs is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any laboratory or IITF certification is suspended or revoked, the laboratory or IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any laboratory or IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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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) 276-1112.

Proposed Project: National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) (OMB 
No. 0930-0119)--Revision

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) 
is requesting a revision to the National Mental Health Services Survey 
(N-MHSS) (OMB No. 0930-0119), which expires on January 31, 2020. The N-
MHSS provides annual national and state-level data on the number and 
characteristics of mental health treatment facilities in the United 
States and biennial national and state-level data on the number and 
characteristics of persons treated in these facilities. The information 
in the N-MHSS is needed to assess the nature and extent of these 
resources, to identify gaps in services, and to provide a database for 
treatment referrals.
    The request for OMB approval will include a request to conduct the 
N-MHSS and the between-survey updates in 2020, 2021, and 2022. This 
update is a procedure for collecting services data from newly 
identified facilities between main cycles of the survey and will be 
used to improve the listing of treatment facilities in the online 
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
    The N-MHSS will provide updated information about facilities for 
SAMHSA's online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (see: 
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov), which was last updated with 
information from the N-MHSS in 2018. A full-scale N-MHSS will be 
conducted in 2020 and 2022 to collect (1) information about facilities 
needed for updating the online Locator, such as the facility name and 
address, specific services offered, and special client groups served 
and (2) additional information about client counts and the demographics 
of persons treated in these facilities. An abbreviated N-MHSS (N-MHSS-
Locator Survey) will be conducted in 2021 only to update the 
information about facilities in the online Locator. Three small surveys 
are proposed for adding new facilities to the online Locator as they 
become known to SAMHSA. Both the 2021 N-MHSS-Locator Survey and the 
addition of new facilities to the online Locator will use the same N-
MHSS-Locator Survey instrument.
    This request for a revision seeks to change the content of the 
currently approved abbreviated N-MHSS (i.e., N-MHSS-Locator) survey 
instrument, and the previously approved 2018 full-scale N-MHSS (OMB No. 
0930-0119) to accommodate two related N-MHSS activities:
    (1) Collection of information from the total N-MHSS universe of 
mental health treatment facilities during 2020, 2021, and 2022; and
    (2) collection of information on newly identified facilities 
throughout the year as they are identified so that new facilities can 
quickly be added to the online Locator.
    The survey mode for both data collection activities will be web 
with telephone follow-up. A paper questionnaire will also be available 
to facilities who request one.
    The database resulting from the N-MHSS will be used to update 
SAMHSA's online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and to 
produce an electronic version of a national directory of mental health 
facilities, for use by the general public, behavioral health 
professionals, and treatment service providers. In addition, a data 
file derived from the survey will be used to produce a summary report 
providing national and state-level outcomes. The summary report and a 
public-use data file will be used by researchers, mental health 
professionals, State governments, the U.S. Congress, and the general 
public.
    The request for OMB approval will include a request to conduct a 
full-scale N-MHSS in 2020 and 2022, and an abbreviated N-MHSS-Locator 
survey in 2021.
    The following table summarizes the estimated annual response burden 
for the I-BHS and the N-MHSS:

                                Summary of Estimated Annual Burden for the N-MHSS
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                                                     Number of     Responses per   Average hours   Total  burden
               Facility respondent                  respondents     respondent     per Response        hours
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Facilities in full-survey N-MHSS universe in              17,000               1            0.75          12,750
 2020 and 2022..................................
Newly identified facilities in..................           1,700               1            0.42             714
Between-Survey Update in........................
2017, 2018, and 2019 1 2........................
Facilities in N-MHSS-Locator Survey universe in           17,000               1            0.42           7,140
 2021...........................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Average Annual Total........................          18,700               1            0.59          11,118
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\1\ Throughout the year, approximately ten percent of facilities close or merge and a similar number of new
  facilities are identified.
\2\ Collection of information on newly identified facilities throughout the year, as they are identified, so
  that new facilities can quickly be added to the Locator.

    To stay current with the field and to collect policy relevant 
information, SAMHSA will add a series of questions about facilities 
offering pharmacotherapy for the treatment of serious mental illness 
(SMI), in particular information on the first- and second-generation 
antipsychotics used by these facilities. Also, a series of questions on 
crisis services were added to the survey. The N-MHSS will also be 
collecting information on facilities providing services to persons 
experiencing first episode psychosis (FEP), which was not asked in 
previous versions of the survey. In consultation with experts in the 
field, some categories and wording were updated to reflect current 
terminology in the field.

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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by December 30, 2019 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: 
[email protected]. 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. 2019-25871 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4162-20-P