Health Care Financing Administration, HHS.
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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.
Type of Information Collection Request: New; Title of Information Collection: Hospital Condition of Participation; Identification of Potential Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donors and Transplant Hospitals' Provision of Transplant-Related Data and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR 482.45; Form No.: HCFA-R-0294 (OMB # 0938-NEW); Use: Hospitals must document that they have protocols for referral of organ, tissue, and eye donors and that they have contacted the organ procurement organization and (in some cases) the tissue bank and/or eye bank about every death or imminent death so that surveyors can verify that the hospital is in compliance with the Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation for hospitals; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 6,100; Total Annual Responses: 1,491,700; Total Annual Hours: 146,070.
To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA Start Printed Page 54858document identifier, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.Start Signature
Dated: August 29, 2000.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 00-23224 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]
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