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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Mammography Quality Standards Act Final Regulations; Modifications and Additions to Policy Guidance Help System #9

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is still experiencing significant delays in the regular mail, including first class and express mail, and messenger deliveries are not being accepted. To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: Fumie Start Printed Page 77402Yokota, Desk Officer for FDA, FAX: 202-395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Denver Presley, Office of Management Programs (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1472.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance.

Mammography Quality Standards Act Final Regulations; Modifications and Additions to Policy Guidance Help System #9

The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Final Regulations: Modifications and Additions to Policy Guidance Help System 9 provides guidance to mammography facilities and their personnel on a variety of issues involving the quality standards for mammography (§ 900.12 (21 CFR 900.12)). Use of the guidance results in new collections of information. Facilities are required to provide patients with lay summaries of the results of their mammography examinations (§ 900.12(c)(2)). This guidance document provides information on how to address a patient's refusal to receive a lay summary and recommends that the facility document why it was unable to meet this requirement. Additionally, the guidance addresses interpreting physician initial requirements (§ 900.12(a)(1)(i)(B)(2)), including recommendations on how to document the alternative to Board Certification for foreign-trained physicians.

The likely respondents are mammography facilities and their personnel who are subject to the MQSA quality standards requirements.

In the Federal Register of July 15, 2005 (70 FR 41043), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting comments on the information collection provisions. No comments were received.

FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows:

Table 1.—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

ActivityNumber of RespondentsAnnual Frequency of ResponseTotal Annual ResponsesHours per ResponseTotal Hours
Reporting of refusal of lay summary91519150.5458
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

Table 2.—Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden1

ActivityNumber of RecordkeepersAnnual Frequency per RecordTotal Annual RecordsHours Per RecordTotal hours
Documentation of foreign-trained physicians' qualifications921928736
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

There are a total of 9,150 MQSA-certified facilities. Using past experience, FDA estimates that 10 percent of these facilities will receive patient requests that lay summary results not be sent. We also estimate that the facility will spend 0.5 hours per patient obtaining the patient's written request, filing that form in the patient's record and forwarding the summary to the patient's designee. With respect to foreign-trained physicians, past experience indicates that this situation arises very infrequently. We estimate that only 1 percent of MQSA-certified facilities will have to maintain records documenting the qualifications of foreign-trained physicians.

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Dated: December 22, 2005.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. E5-8111 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]

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