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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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 (SAMHSA) 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 (240) 276-1243.

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: Opioid Drugs in Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opioid Dependence—42 CFR part 8 (OMB No. 0930-0206)—Extension

This regulation establishes a certification program managed by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The regulation requires that Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) be certified. “Certification” is the process by which SAMHSA determines that an OTP is qualified to provide opioid treatment under the Federal opioid treatment standards established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. To become certified, an OTP must be Start Printed Page 19739accredited by a SAMHSA-approved accreditation body. The regulation also provides standards for such services as individualized treatment planning, increased medical supervision, and assessment of patient outcomes. This submission seeks continued approval of the information collection requirements in the regulation and of the forms used in implementing the regulation.

SAMHSA currently has approval for the Application for Certification to Use Opioid Drugs in a Treatment Program Under 42 CFR 8.11 (Form SMA-162); the Application for Approval as Accreditation Body Under 42 CFR 8.3(b) (Form SMA-163); and the Exception Request and Record of Justification Under 42 CFR 8.12 (Form SMA-168), which may be used on a voluntary basis by physicians when there is a patient care situation in which the physician must make a treatment decision that differs from the treatment regimen required by the regulation. Form SMA-162 is used as the initial application to request certification of an OTP, to request renewal of certification and to change existing information regarding the program's location, sponsor and medical director. This form collects information such as address, program name, contact information, sponsor name and address and medical director name and address. Attachments are required to complete this form regarding the OTPs accrediting status, organizational structure, and operating procedures. Form SMA-163 is used as an application to become a SAMHSA approved accrediting body. This form collects accrediting body name, address and contact information. Attachments are required to complete this form regarding the accrediting body's operating procedures and standards and their staff's education and experience. Form SMA-168 is a simplified, standardized form to facilitate the documentation, request, and approval process for exceptions. This form collects patient admission date, dosage amount, patient status, attendance schedule per week, dates of exception and justification.

The tables that follow summarize the annual reporting burden associated with the regulation, including burden associated with the forms.

Estimated Annual Reporting Requirement Burden for Accreditation Bodies

42 CFR citationPurposeNumber of respondentsResponses/respondentHours/responseTotal hours
8.3(b)(1-11)Initial approval (SMA-163)116.06
8.3(c)Renewal of approval (SMA-163)211.02
8.3(e)Relinquishment notification110.50.5
8.3(f)(2)Non-renewal notification to accredited OTPs1900.19
8.4(b)(1)(ii)Notification to SAMHSA for seriously noncompliant OTPs221.04
8.4(b)(1)(iii)Notification to OTP for serious noncompliance2101.020
8.4(d)(1)General documents and information to SAMHSA upon request650.515
8.4(d)(2)Accreditation survey to SAMHSA upon request6750.029
8.4(d)(3)List of surveys, surveyors to SAMHSA upon request660.27.2
8.4(d)(4)Report of less than full accreditation to SAMHSA650.515
8.4(d)(5)Summaries of Inspections6500.5150
8.4(e)Notifications of Complaints660.518
8.6(a)(2) and (b)(3)Revocation notification to Accredited OTPs11850.355.5
8.6(b)Submission of 90-day corrective plan to SAMHSA111010.0
8.6(b)(1)Notification to accredited OTPs of Probationary Status11850.355.0

Estimated Annual Reporting Requirement Burden for Opioid Treatment Programs

42 CFR citationPurposeNumber of respondentsResponses/respondentHours/responseTotal hours
8.11(b)Renewal of approval (SMA-162)37010.30111.00
8.11(b)Relocation of Program (SMA-162)3511.1740.95
8.11(e)(1)Application for provisional certification401140.00
8.11(e)(2)Application for extension of provisional certification3010.257.50
8.11(f)(5)Notification of sponsor or medical director change (SMA-162)6010.16.00
8.11(g)(2)Documentation to SAMHSA for interim maintenance1111.00
8.11(h)Request to SAMHSA for Exception from 8.11 and 8.12 (including SMA-168)1150300.072415.00
8.11(i)(1)Notification to SAMHSA Before Establishing Medication Units (SMA-162)1010.252.5
8.12(j)(2)Notification to State Health Officer When Patient Begins Interim Maintenance1200.336.6
8.24Contents of Appellant Request for Review of Suspension210.25.50
8.25(a)Informal Review Request211.002.00
8.26(a)Appellant's Review File and Written Statement215.0010.00
8.28(a)Appellant's Request for Expedited Review211.002.00
8.28(c)Appellant Review File and Written Statement215.0010.00
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Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7-1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

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Dated: April 10, 2006.

Anna Marsh,

Director, Office of Program Services.

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[FR Doc. E6-5644 Filed 4-14-06; 8:45 am]