Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP), OMB No. 0915-0301-Revision, 13664-13665 [2020-04679]

Download as PDF 13664 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 46 / Monday, March 9, 2020 / Notices NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total .............................................................................. * 310 Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses ........................ 1,585 ........................ Total burden hours 995 * Certain documents are submitted by a subset of respondents consistent with program requirements. 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. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–04762 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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; Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP), OMB No. 0915– 0301—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA 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 April 8, 2020. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program OMB No. 0915–0301—Revision. Abstract: The NCSP, administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce in HRSA, provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses (i.e., Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)). The scholarship consists of payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly support stipend. Program recipients are required to fulfill NCSP service commitments at CSFs located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on October, 04, 2019, vol. 84, No. 193; pp. 53158–160. No comments were received. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NCSP collects data to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the program, monitor a participant’s continued enrollment in a school of nursing, monitor the participant’s compliance with the NCSP service obligation, and prepare annual reports to Congress. Generally, the following information is collected (1) from the schools of nursing, on a quarterly basis—general applicant and nursing school data such as full name, location, tuition/fees, and enrollment status; (2) from the schools of nursing, on an annual basis—data concerning tuition/ fees and overall student enrollment status; and (3) from the participants and their employing CSF, on a biannual basis—data concerning the participant’s employment status, work schedule and leave usage. In addition, this notice includes one additional form, Verification of Academic Standing, to be completed by the academic institution to verify that the participant remains in PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 good academic standing under the policies of the institution. The form was not included in the 60 day notice but due to programmatic need, it is now being included in this notice. The Employment Verification Form has been updated to include two questions about participants who work at multiple sites. The In-Service Verification form has been updated to include questions on telehealth and mental health services provided by NCSP participants. Additionally, the application will include an essay question about participation in other federal pipeline programs. The revised information collection request includes updates to existing forms for the Nurse Corps SP in order to expand the service options for awarded participants, promote the use of telehealth for delivering care throughout the nation especially in rural areas, and to reduce the application burden on respondents. Updated Form #1—The Participant Semi-Annual Employment In-Service Verification Form will be updated to include additional information about the participant’s service including information about telehealth services. This form is also being requested for providers that work at multiple CSF sites. Telehealth helps expand the reach of providers especially in rural areas where medical service sites are more remote. The information collected will assist Program with determining the impact and utilization of telehealth services in various health care settings which will be used to inform our telehealth policies. Enabling service at multiple CSF sites will also allow greater flexibility for providers who rotate or split time between multiple sites which benefits both the participants and the underserved communities—especially in our Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), which support many of our Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioners. Updated Form #2—The Nurse Corps SP application will include questions for applicants to provide information regarding telehealth services, multiple CSF sites, and verification of base salary to determine the debt to salary ratio used to rank applicant’s for award E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 13665 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 46 / Monday, March 9, 2020 / Notices consideration. The application will also be updated to identify applicants eligible for Nurse Corps SP psychiatric nurse practitioner and women’s health funding. Likely Respondents: NCSP participants, educational institutions, and critical shortage facilities. 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 Number of respondents Form name Number responses per respondent Total burden hours Eligible Applications/Application Program Guidance ........... School Enrollment Verification Form ................................... Confirmation of Interest Form .............................................. Data Collection Worksheet Form ......................................... Graduation Close Out Form ................................................ Initial Employment Verification Form ................................... In Service Verification Form ................................................ Verification of Academic Standing ....................................... CSF Verification Form ......................................................... Authorization to Release Information .................................. 2,600 500 250 500 200 500 1,000 500 200 200 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2,600 2,000 250 500 200 500 2,000 500 200 200 2 .33 .2 1 .17 .42 .12 .33 .2 .2 5,200 660 50 500 34 210 240 165 40 40 Total .............................................................................. 6,450 ........................ 8,950 ........................ 7,139 Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. Dated: March 3, 2020. Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–04679 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P [FR Doc. 2020–04698 Filed 3–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Amended Notice of Meeting National Institutes of Health Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, March 30–31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, Conference Room Bethesdan D, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 which was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2020, 85 FR 7772. The meeting notice is amended to change the meeting time and name of the Hotel from March 30–31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, Conference Room Bethesdan D, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 to March 30–31, 2020, 05:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., The Bethesdan Hotel, Conference Room Bethesdan D, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting is closed to the public. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; RFA–RM– 16–005: 2020 Pioneer Award Review. Date: April 1–3, 2020. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Place: The Bethesdan Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: James W. Mack, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4154, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 2037, mackj2@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: AIDS and Related Research. Date: April 1–2, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Shalanda A. Bynum, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3206, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 755–4355, bynumsa@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis and Virulence. Date: April 1, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Center for Scientific Review, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Gagan Pandya, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, 6701 Rockledge Drive, RM 3200, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–1167, pandyaga@mail.nih.gov. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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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; Nurse Corps Scholarship 
Program (NCSP), OMB No. 0915-0301--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 
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 April 8, 
2020.

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: 
    Information Collection Request Title: Nurse Corps Scholarship 
Program OMB No. 0915-0301--Revision.
    Abstract: The NCSP, administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce 
in HRSA, provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a 
minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) 
at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses 
(i.e., Critical Shortage Facility (CSF)). The scholarship consists of 
payment of tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a 
monthly support stipend. Program recipients are required to fulfill 
NCSP service commitments at CSFs located in the 50 States, the District 
of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern 
Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated 
States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the 
Republic of Palau.
    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on October, 
04, 2019, vol. 84, No. 193; pp. 53158-160. No comments were received.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The NCSP collects data to 
determine an applicant's eligibility for the program, monitor a 
participant's continued enrollment in a school of nursing, monitor the 
participant's compliance with the NCSP service obligation, and prepare 
annual reports to Congress. Generally, the following information is 
collected (1) from the schools of nursing, on a quarterly basis--
general applicant and nursing school data such as full name, location, 
tuition/fees, and enrollment status; (2) from the schools of nursing, 
on an annual basis--data concerning tuition/fees and overall student 
enrollment status; and (3) from the participants and their employing 
CSF, on a biannual basis--data concerning the participant's employment 
status, work schedule and leave usage. In addition, this notice 
includes one additional form, Verification of Academic Standing, to be 
completed by the academic institution to verify that the participant 
remains in good academic standing under the policies of the 
institution. The form was not included in the 60 day notice but due to 
programmatic need, it is now being included in this notice.
    The Employment Verification Form has been updated to include two 
questions about participants who work at multiple sites. The In-Service 
Verification form has been updated to include questions on telehealth 
and mental health services provided by NCSP participants. Additionally, 
the application will include an essay question about participation in 
other federal pipeline programs.
    The revised information collection request includes updates to 
existing forms for the Nurse Corps SP in order to expand the service 
options for awarded participants, promote the use of telehealth for 
delivering care throughout the nation especially in rural areas, and to 
reduce the application burden on respondents.
    Updated Form #1--The Participant Semi-Annual Employment In-Service 
Verification Form will be updated to include additional information 
about the participant's service including information about telehealth 
services. This form is also being requested for providers that work at 
multiple CSF sites. Telehealth helps expand the reach of providers 
especially in rural areas where medical service sites are more remote. 
The information collected will assist Program with determining the 
impact and utilization of telehealth services in various health care 
settings which will be used to inform our telehealth policies. Enabling 
service at multiple CSF sites will also allow greater flexibility for 
providers who rotate or split time between multiple sites which 
benefits both the participants and the underserved communities--
especially in our Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), which 
support many of our Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioners.
    Updated Form #2--The Nurse Corps SP application will include 
questions for applicants to provide information regarding telehealth 
services, multiple CSF sites, and verification of base salary to 
determine the debt to salary ratio used to rank applicant's for award

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consideration. The application will also be updated to identify 
applicants eligible for Nurse Corps SP psychiatric nurse practitioner 
and women's health funding.
    Likely Respondents: NCSP participants, educational institutions, 
and critical shortage facilities.
    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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                                                      Number                      Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Eligible Applications/                     2,600               1           2,600               2           5,200
 Application Program Guidance...
School Enrollment Verification               500               4           2,000             .33             660
 Form...........................
Confirmation of Interest Form...             250               1             250              .2              50
Data Collection Worksheet Form..             500               1             500               1             500
Graduation Close Out Form.......             200               1             200             .17              34
Initial Employment Verification              500               1             500             .42             210
 Form...........................
In Service Verification Form....           1,000               2           2,000             .12             240
Verification of Academic                     500               1             500             .33             165
 Standing.......................
CSF Verification Form...........             200               1             200              .2              40
Authorization to Release                     200               1             200              .2              40
 Information....................
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    Total.......................           6,450  ..............           8,950  ..............           7,139
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Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2020-04679 Filed 3-6-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P