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Agency Information Collection Activities (National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations) Under OMB Review

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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before June 18, 2008.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through;​ or to VA's OMB Start Printed Page 28859Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0621” in any correspondence.

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Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, fax (202) 273-0443 or e-mail Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0621.”

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Title: National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations (NPDB).

OMB Control Number: 2900-0621.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The National Practitioner Data Bank, authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, was established for the purpose of collecting and releasing certain information concerning physicians, dentists, and other licensed health care practitioners. The Act requires VA to obtain information from the Data Bank on health care providers who provide or seek to provide health care services at VA facilities and report information regarding malpractice payments and adverse clinical privileges action to the Data Bank.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on February 15, 2008, at page 8935.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1,750 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 350.

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Dated: May 8, 2008.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E8-11162 Filed 5-16-08; 8:45 am]