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60-Day Proposed Information Collection; Request for Public Comment: Indian Health Service Contract Health Services Report
Document Number: 2012-28236
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0002, ``IHS Contract Health Service Report.'' Type ofInformation Collection Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection, 0917- 0002, ``IHS Contract Health Service Report.'' Form Number: IHS 843-1A. The form can be found on the Public Use Forms Web page(s) at the IHS Web site (http://www.ihs.gov/cio/puf/) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Web site (http://www.hhs.gov/forms/publicuse.html). Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Contract Health Service (CHS) Program, located in the Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, needs this information to certify that the health care services requested and authorized by the IHS have been performed by the CHS provider(s) to have providers validate services provided; to process payments for health care services performed by such providers; and to serve as a legal document for health and medical care authorized by IHS and rendered by health care providers under contract with the IHS. Affected Public: Patients, health and medical care providers or Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: Health and medical care providers. Burden Hours: The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hours.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What Works-Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form
Document Number: 2012-27561
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 52748) on August 30, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917- 0034, ``Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What WorksBest Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without revision of the currently approved information collection, 0917-0034, ``IHS Sharing What WorksBest Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form,'' which was previously approved under the title ``Director's 3 Initiative Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Efforts Form.'' Although the name of the form has changed, the contents of the form remain the same. Forms: 0917-0034, ``IHS Sharing What WorksBest Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form.'' Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/ AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission and to provide the product/service to IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) programs, the Office of Preventive and Clinical Services' program divisions (i.e., Behavioral Health, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Nursing, and Dental) have developed a centralized program database of best practices, promising Practices and local efforts and resources. This database was previously referred as OSCAR, but the name will be changed to BPPPLE to reflect the revised name of the form. The purpose of this collection is to develop a database of BPPPLE and resources to be published on the IHS.gov Web site which will be a resource for program evaluation and for modeling examples of various health care projects occurring in AI/AN communities. All information submitted is on a voluntary basis; no legal requirement exists for collection of this information. The information collected will enable the Indian Health systems to: (a) Identify evidence based approaches to prevention programs among the I/T/Us when no system is currently in place, and (b) Allow the program managers to review BPPPLE occurring among the I/T/Us when considering program planning for their communities. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: I/T/U programs' staff. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Number of respondents, Responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-26517
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service (IHS) is creating a new system of records entitled ``Personal Health Records (PHR) Administrative RecordsIHS'' 09-17-0005. The new system will serve as an access system, providing IHS patients with web access to a portion of their personal medical information in the IHS Medical, Health, and Billing Records system, 09-17-0001.
60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-24119
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0030, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 & 164)''. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revisions, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0030, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR Parts 160 & 164)''. Form Number(s): IHS-810, IHS-912-1, IHS-912-2, IHS-913 and IHS-917. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is made necessary by the Department of Health and Human Services Rule entitled ``Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information'' (Privacy Rule) (45 CFR parts 160 and 164). The Privacy Rule implements the privacy requirements of the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, creates national standards to protect individual's personal health information, and gives patients increased access to their medical records. 45 CFR 164.508, 164.522, 164.526 and 164.528 of the Rule require the collection of information to implement these protection standards and access requirements. The IHS will continue to use the following data collection instruments to meet the information collection requirements contained in the Rule. 45 CFR 164.508: This provision requires covered entities to obtain or receive a valid authorization for its use or disclosure of protected health information for other than for treatment, payment and healthcare operations. Under the provision individuals may initiate a written authorization permitting covered entities to release their protected health information to entities of their choosing. The form IHS-810 ``Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information'' is used to document an individual's authorization to use or disclose their protected health information. 45 CFR 164.522: Section 164.522(a)(1) requires a covered entity to permit individuals to request that the covered entity restrict the use and disclosure of their protected health information. The covered entity may or may not agree to the restriction. The form IHS-912-1 ``Request for Restrictions(s)'' is used to document an individual's request for restriction of their protected health information, and whether IHS agreed or disagreed with the restriction. Section 164.522(a)(2) permits a covered entity to terminate its agreement to a restriction if the individual agrees to or requests the termination in writing. The form IHS-912-2 ``Request for Revocation of Restriction(s)'' is used to document the agency or individual request to terminate a formerly agreed to restriction regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. 45 CFR 164.528 and 45 CFR 5b.9(c): This provision requires covered entities to permit individuals to request that the covered entity provide an accounting of disclosures of protected health information made by the covered entity. The form IHS-913 ``Request for an Accounting of Disclosures'' is used to document an individual's request for an accounting of disclosures of their protected health information and the agency's handling of the request. 45 CFR 164.526: This provision requires covered entities to permit an individual to request that the covered entity amend protected health information. If the covered entity accepts the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must inform the individual that the amendment is accepted. If the covered entity denies the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must provide the individual with a written denial. The form IHS-917 ``Request for Correction/Amendment of Protected Health Information'' will be used to document an individual's request to amend their protected health information and the agency's decision to accept or deny the request. Completed forms used in this collection of information are filed in the IHS medical, health and billing record, a Privacy Act System of Records Notice. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Burden Hours: The table below provides the estimated burden hours for this information collection:
Notice of Service Delivery Area Designation for the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2012-22593
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This Notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) established the geographic boundaries of the Service Delivery Area (SDA) for the newly recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe. The SDA was established on December 22, 2008 and services were provided to eligible beneficiaries beginning on January 19, 2009. The Mashpee SDA is comprised of Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties in the State of Massachusetts. The counties listed are designated administratively as the SDA, to function as a Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA), for the purposes of operating a Contract Health Service (CHS) program pursuant to the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistant Act (ISDEAA), Public Law 93-638.
60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What Works-Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form; Request For Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-21380
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917- 0034, ``Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What WorksBest Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without revision of the currently approved information collection, 0917-0034, ``IHS Sharing What WorksBPPPLE Form,'' which was previously approved under the title ``Director's 3 Initiative Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Efforts Form.'' Although the name of the form has changed, the contents of the form remain the same. Forms: IHS Sharing What WorksBPPPLE Form (OMB Form No. 0917-0034). Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission and to provide the product/service to IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) programs, the Office of Preventive and Clinical Services' (OCPS) program divisions (i.e., Behavioral Health (BH), Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP), Nursing, and Dental) have developed a centralized program database of Best/Promising Practices and Local Efforts (BPPPLE) and resources. The purpose of this collection is to develop a database of BPPPLE and resources to be published on the IHS.gov Web site which will be a resource for program evaluation and for modeling examples of various health care projects occurring in AI/AN communities. All information submitted is on a voluntary basis; no legal requirement exists for collection of this information. The information collected will enable the Director's Three Initiative program to: (a) Identify evidence based approaches to prevention programs among the I/ T/Us when no system is currently in place, and (b) Allow the program managers to review BPPPLE occurring among the I/T/Us when considering program planning for their communities. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: I/T/U programs' staff. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Number of respondents, Responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-21376
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 115) on June 14, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions (OMB No. 0917-0028). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0028, ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions.'' Although there was a change on the form ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child care and Indian Child care Worker Positions'' (OMB No. 0917-0028), where the item number 15a was changed to 16 to reflect a change in the same item number on the ``Declaration for Federal Employment'' form (OPM OF 306; OMB No. 3206-0182), there are no program changes or adjustments in burden hours. Form Number: OMB No. 0917-0028. Forms: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for approval of the collection of information as required by Section 408 of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law (Pub. L.) 101-630, 104 Stat. 4544, and 25 United States Code (U.S.C.) Sections 3201-3211. The IHS is required to compile a list of all authorized positions within the IHS where the duties and responsibilities involve regular contact with, or control over, Indian children; and to conduct an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment in a position having regular contact with, or control over, Indian children. 25 U.S.C. 3207 requires regulations prescribing the minimum standards of character to ensure that none of the individuals appointed to positions involving regular contact with, or control over, Indian children have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to any felonious offense, or any of two or more misdemeanor offenses under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. In addition, 42 U.S.C. 13041 requires each agency of the Federal Government, and every facility operated by the Federal Government (or operated under contract with the Federal Government), that hires (or contracts for hire) individuals involved with the provision of child care services to children under the age of 18 to assure that all existing and newly hired employees undergo a criminal history background check. The background investigation is to be initiated through the personnel program of the applicable Federal agency. This section requires employment applications for individuals who are seeking work for an agency of the Federal Government, or for a facility or program operated by (or through contract with) the Federal Government, in positions involved with the provision of child care services to children under the age of 18, to contain a question asking whether the individual has ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes National Indian Health Outreach and Education Program Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2012-20291
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2012-20285
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Funding Opportunity: Tribal Self-Governance Program; Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2012-19346
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Funding Opportunity: Tribal Self-Governance Program; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2012-19343
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Draft Policy on Conferring With Urban Indian Organizations
Document Number: 2012-18300
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This Notice sets forth the Indian Health Service policy for conferring with urban Indian organizations and invites comments within 45 days. In March 2010, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act was reauthorized and amended as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (together, the Affordable Care Act), Public Law 111-152. One of the changes made to the IHCIA was to create a new requirement that the IHS ``confer'' with UIOs, to the maximum extent practicable, in carrying out the Act as defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act, as enacted and amended by the Affordable Care Act.
Division of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Community Based Model of PHN Case Management Services
Document Number: 2012-17295
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Funding Opportunity: National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care
Document Number: 2012-17047
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on June 19, 2012, concerning Announcement Type: New. Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2012-IHS-OCPS-HIV-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.933. The document contained five incorrect dates.
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Funding Opportunity: Title V HIV/AIDS Program
Document Number: 2012-17046
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on June 19, 2012, concerning Announcement Type: New Limited Competition. Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2012-IHS-UIHP-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.193. The document contained five incorrect dates.
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Funding Opportunity: Title V HIV/AIDS Program
Document Number: 2012-14887
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Proposed Information Collection; Request for Public Comment: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions
Document Number: 2012-14500
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions (OMB No. 0917-0028). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0028, ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions.'' Although there was a change on the form ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child care and Indian Child care Worker Positions'' (OMB No. 0917-0028), where the item number 15a was changed to 16 to reflect a change in the same item number on the ``Declaration for Federal Employment'' form (OPM OF 306; OMB No. 3206-0182), there are no program changes or adjustments in burden hours. Form Number: OMB No. 0917-0028. Forms: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions. Need and Use of Information Collection: This is a request for approval of the collection of information as required by Section 408 of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law (Pub. L.) 101-630, 104 Stat. 4544, and 25 United States Code (U.S.C.) Sec. Sec. 3201-3211. The IHS is required to compile a list of all authorized positions within the IHS where the duties and responsibilities involve regular contact with, or control over, Indian children; and to conduct an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment in a position having regular contact with, or control over, Indian children. 25 U.S.C. Sec. 3207 requires regulations prescribing the minimum standards of character to ensure that none of the individuals appointed to positions involving regular contact with, or control over, Indian children have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to any felonious offense, or any of two or more misdemeanor offenses under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. In addition, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 13041 requires each agency of the Federal Government, and every facility operated by the Federal Government (or operated under contract with the Federal Government), that hires (or contracts for hire) individuals involved with the provision of child care services to children under the age of 18 to assure that all existing and newly hired employees undergo a criminal history background check. The background investigation is to be initiated through the personnel program of the applicable Federal agency. This section requires employment applications for individuals who are seeking work for an agency of the Federal Government, or for a facility or program operated by (or through contract with) the Federal Government, in positions involved with the provision of child care services to children under the age of 18, to contain a question asking whether the individual has ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-13627
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Director of Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), Public Law 83-568 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)), and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2012 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and beneficiaries of other Federal programs. The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment may be available to the extent that those services meet applicable requirements.
Proposed Information Collection; Request for Public Comment: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
Document Number: 2012-11284
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 11558) on February 27, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently approved information collection, 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' The LRP application has been revised so that it is now available in an electronically fillable and fileable format. Form(s): The IHS LRP Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS LRP identifies health professionals with pre- existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract through which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training time in IHS health care facilities. This program is necessary to augment the critically low health professional staff at IHS health care facilities. Any health professional wishing to have their health education loans repaid may apply to the IHS LRP. A two-year contract obligation is signed by both parties, and the individual agrees to work at an IHS location and provide health services to American Indian and Alaska Native individuals. The information collected via the on-line application from individuals is analyzed and a score is given to each applicant. This score will determine which applicants will be awarded each fiscal year. The administrative scoring system assigns a score to the geographic location according to vacancy rates for that fiscal year and also considers whether the location is in an isolated area. When an applicant accepts employment at a location, they in turn ``pick-up'' the score of that location. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Request for Public Comment; 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service; Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
Document Number: 2012-4555
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of currently approved information collection, 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' The LRP application has been revised so that it is now available in an electronically fillable and fileable format. Form(s): The IHS LRP Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS LRP identifies health professionals with pre- existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract through which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training time in IHS health care facilities. This program is necessary to augment the critically low health professional staff at IHS health care facilities. Any health professional wishing to have their health education loans repaid may apply to the IHS LRP. A two-year contract obligation is signed by both parties, and the individual agrees to work at an IHS location and provide health services to American Indian and Alaska Native individuals. The information collected via the on-line application from individuals is analyzed and a score is given to each applicant. This score will determine which applicants will be awarded each fiscal year. The administrative scoring system assigns a score to the geographic location according to vacancy rates for that fiscal year and also considers whether the location is in an isolated area. When an applicant accepts employment at a location, they in turn ``pick-up'' the score of that location. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans; Announcement Type: Initial
Document Number: 2012-1211
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Agency Information Collection Activities: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery: IHS Web Site Customer Service Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2012-396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, Indian Health Service has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).