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Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 51456 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices announces the following advisory committee meeting. Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Hearing of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security. Dates and Times: Monday, September 14, 2020: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Virtual. Status: Open. Purpose: At the September 14, 2020, hearing, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security, will explore the privacy, confidentiality, and security considerations for data collection and use during a public health emergency, in light of the nationwide COVID–19 pandemic. The Subcommittee will hear from invited experts and review written testimony received in advance from interested individuals, organizations, and stakeholders. 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Proposed Project: National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N–SUMHSS) (OMB No. 0930–) Historically SAMHSA collected information on substance use and mental health treatment facilities PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through two (2) separate data collections: The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS; OMB No. 0930–0106) and the National Mental Health Services Survey (N–MHSS; OMB No. 0930– 0119). SAMHSA also maintain as part of the N–SSATS data collection approval, an inventory of treatment facility, named the Inventory of Behavioral Health Services (I–BHS) (N–SSATS; OMB No. 0930–0106). Some of the content and questions in the N–SSATS and N–MHSS data collection surveys are similar and represented an additional burden to approximately 14 percent of facilities that received both surveys. SAMHSA recognizes the need to have data collections that are less burdensome to these facilities that provide these services. To help reduce respondent burden, increase efficiency, and better manage resources, SAMHSA goal is to combine these two surveys into the National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N–SUMHSS). The N–SUMHSS, will include the facility characteristics and services questions currently asked in the N– SSATS and the N–MHSS. The survey will also collect, on an annual basis, client counts on those individuals receiving services at these facilities. Historically, client count information was collected every other year; however there is an increasing need to collect and maintain data on current and accurate numbers of clients in treatment at the local level for community to assess capacity and estimate resource requirements. This information on substance use and mental health services has assisted with communities to better respond to life changing events, (i.e. hurricane) and plan for service demands in the event of a natural disaster, (i.e. earthquakes). SAMHSA requests is for approval of the N–SUMHSS data collection and the extension of the I–BHS data collection. The N–SUMHSS survey will provide data on the numbers and types of patients treated and the characteristics of facilities providing substance use and mental health treatment services. The extension of the duration of the I–BHS survey, which is current authorized as part of N–SSATS (OMB No. 0930–0106), aligns it to the same period as the N– SUMHSS. These surveys are conducted under the authority of Section 505 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa–4) to meet the specific mandates for annual information about public and private substance use/mental health treatment providers and the clients they serve. This request includes: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51457 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices • N–SUMHSS, an annual census of substance use and mental health treatment facilities which collects descriptive data on the location, scope of services provided, and operational characteristics of all known substance use and mental health treatment facilities in the United States and jurisdictions, and on utilization of services by means of a single-day count of clients in treatment; and • I–BHS data collection activities associated with updating the inventory Type of respondent and activity Number of respondents States: I–BHS Online 1 ............. of both mental health treatment facilities and substance use treatment facilities. The information in N–SUMHSS and I–BHS 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– SUMHSS survey which includes facility characteristics and services and one-day client counts and to update the I–BHS Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response facility listing on a continuous basis in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Also included in this request is the Between Cycle N– SUMHSS data collection (N–SUMHSS BC), to be conducted between annual surveys to collect information on new facilities for inclusion in the Treatment Locator. N–SUMHSS BC use is an abbreviated N–SUMHSS survey questionnaire. The estimated annual burden for the I–BHS and BHSIS activities is as follows: Total burden hours Wage rate Total hour cost 56 75 4,200 0.08 336 $23 $7,728 56 ........................ 4,200 ........................ 336 ........................ 7,728 800 1,300 1 1 800 1,300 0.08 0.08 64 104 19.40 19.40 1,242 2,018 32,000 1 32,000 0.67 21,333 47.95 1,022,917 5,000 1,000 1 1 5,000 1,000 1.17 0.58 5,833 580 47.95 47.95 279,692 27,811 Facility Subtotal .... 40,100 ........................ 40,100 ........................ 27,914 ........................ 1,333,680 Total ............... 40,156 ........................ 44,300 ........................ 28,250 ........................ 1,341,408 State Subtotal ....... Facilities: I–BHS application 2 ...... Augmentation screener N–SUMHSS questionnaire (either SU or MH) ........................... N–SUMHSS (both SU and MH) .................... N–SUMHSS BC ........... 1 States use the I–BHS Online system to submit information on newly licensed/approved facilities and on changes in facility name, address, status, etc. 2 New facilities complete and submit the online I–BHS application form in order to get listed on the Inventory. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Carlos Graham, Social Science Analyst. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 162 (Thursday, August 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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) 276-0361.

Proposed Project: National Substance Use and Mental Health Services 
Survey (N-SUMHSS) (OMB No. 0930-)

    Historically SAMHSA collected information on substance use and 
mental health treatment facilities through two (2) separate data 
collections: The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services 
(N-SSATS; OMB No. 0930-0106) and the National Mental Health Services 
Survey (N-MHSS; OMB No. 0930-0119). SAMHSA also maintain as part of the 
N-SSATS data collection approval, an inventory of treatment facility, 
named the Inventory of Behavioral Health Services (I-BHS) (N-SSATS; OMB 
No. 0930-0106).
    Some of the content and questions in the N-SSATS and N-MHSS data 
collection surveys are similar and represented an additional burden to 
approximately 14 percent of facilities that received both surveys. 
SAMHSA recognizes the need to have data collections that are less 
burdensome to these facilities that provide these services. To help 
reduce respondent burden, increase efficiency, and better manage 
resources, SAMHSA goal is to combine these two surveys into the 
National Substance Use and Mental Health Services Survey (N-SUMHSS).
    The N-SUMHSS, will include the facility characteristics and 
services questions currently asked in the N-SSATS and the N-MHSS. The 
survey will also collect, on an annual basis, client counts on those 
individuals receiving services at these facilities. Historically, 
client count information was collected every other year; however there 
is an increasing need to collect and maintain data on current and 
accurate numbers of clients in treatment at the local level for 
community to assess capacity and estimate resource requirements. This 
information on substance use and mental health services has assisted 
with communities to better respond to life changing events, (i.e. 
hurricane) and plan for service demands in the event of a natural 
disaster, (i.e. earthquakes).
    SAMHSA requests is for approval of the N-SUMHSS data collection and 
the extension of the I-BHS data collection. The N-SUMHSS survey will 
provide data on the numbers and types of patients treated and the 
characteristics of facilities providing substance use and mental health 
treatment services. The extension of the duration of the I-BHS survey, 
which is current authorized as part of N-SSATS (OMB No. 0930-0106), 
aligns it to the same period as the N-SUMHSS. These surveys are 
conducted under the authority of Section 505 of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa-4) to meet the specific mandates for 
annual information about public and private substance use/mental health 
treatment providers and the clients they serve.
    This request includes:

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     N-SUMHSS, an annual census of substance use and mental 
health treatment facilities which collects descriptive data on the 
location, scope of services provided, and operational characteristics 
of all known substance use and mental health treatment facilities in 
the United States and jurisdictions, and on utilization of services by 
means of a single-day count of clients in treatment; and
     I-BHS data collection activities associated with updating 
the inventory of both mental health treatment facilities and substance 
use treatment facilities.
    The information in N-SUMHSS and I-BHS 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-SUMHSS survey which includes facility characteristics and services 
and one-day client counts and to update the I-BHS facility listing on a 
continuous basis in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Also included in this request 
is the Between Cycle N-SUMHSS data collection (N-SUMHSS BC), to be 
conducted between annual surveys to collect information on new 
facilities for inclusion in the Treatment Locator. N-SUMHSS BC use is 
an abbreviated N-SUMHSS survey questionnaire.
    The estimated annual burden for the I-BHS and BHSIS activities is 
as follows:

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                                             Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden                     Total hour
     Type of respondent and activity        respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours         Wage rate         cost
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States:
I-BHS Online \1\........................              56              75           4,200            0.08             336             $23          $7,728
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    State Subtotal......................              56  ..............           4,200  ..............             336  ..............           7,728
Facilities:
I-BHS application \2\...................             800               1             800            0.08              64           19.40           1,242
Augmentation screener...................           1,300               1           1,300            0.08             104           19.40           2,018
N-SUMHSS questionnaire (either SU or MH)          32,000               1          32,000            0.67          21,333           47.95       1,022,917
N-SUMHSS (both SU and MH)...............           5,000               1           5,000            1.17           5,833           47.95         279,692
N-SUMHSS BC.............................           1,000               1           1,000            0.58             580           47.95          27,811
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Facility Subtotal...................          40,100  ..............          40,100  ..............          27,914  ..............       1,333,680
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total...........................          40,156  ..............          44,300  ..............          28,250  ..............       1,341,408
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\1\ States use the I-BHS Online system to submit information on newly licensed/approved facilities and on changes in facility name, address, status,
  etc.
\2\ New facilities complete and submit the online I-BHS application form in order to get listed on the Inventory.

    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

Carlos Graham,
Social Science Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-18220 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]
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