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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a list of Start Printed Page 45787information 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 (301)443-7978.

Annual Census of Patient Characteristics in State and County Mental Hospital Inpatient Services (0930-0093, Revision)—The Annual Census, which is conducted by SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is a complete enumeration of all State and county mental hospitals and collects aggregate information by age, gender, and diagnosis for each State on the number of additions during the year and resident patients who are physically present for 24 hours per day in the inpatient service at the end of the reporting year. First conducted in 1840, the Census has provided information throughout the years that is not available from any other sources.

The Census is the primary means within CMHS for assessing de-institutionalization practices of State and county mental hospitals. Effective with the 2000 Census, two tables are being added to obtain patient race/ethnicity by diagnostic grouping for additions and resident patients. The annual burden estimate is shown in the table below.

Number of respondentsResponses/ respondentBurden/ response (hours)Annual burden (hours)
State Statisticians and Superintendents of State Mental Hospitals5212104

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: SAMHSA Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: July 19, 2000.

Richard Kopanda,

Executive Officer, SAMHSA.

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[FR Doc. 00-18703 Filed 7-24-00; 8:45 am]

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