In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-7978. Start Printed Page 15501
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Project: Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records—(OMB No. 0930-0092, Extension, no change) Statute (42 U.S.C—290dd-2) and regulations (42 CFR Part 2) require Federally conducted, regulated, or directly or indirectly assisted alcohol and drug abuse programs to keep alcohol and drug abuse patient records confidential. Information requirements are (1) written disclosure to patients about Federal laws and regulations that protect the confidentiality of each patient, and (2) documenting “medical personnel” status of recipients of a disclosure to meet a medical emergency. The annual burden estimates for these requirements are summarized in the table below.
|Annual respondents||Responses per respondent||Burden per response in hrs||Annual burden|
|Disclosure 42 CFR 2.22||10,000||150||.25 hrs||375,000|
|Recordkeeping 42 CFR 2.51||10,000||2||.25 hrs||5,000|
Send comments to Nancy Pearce, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 16-105, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.Start Signature
Dated: March 12, 2001.
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 01-6677 Filed 3-16-01; 8:45 am]
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