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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for reinstatement of a previously-approved information collection assigned OMB Start Printed Page 3593control number 0955-0013, which expired on July 31, 2014. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before February 23, 2015.


Submit your comments to or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0955-0013 and document identifier HHS-0955-0013-30D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology.

Abstract: HHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, (ONC) is requesting an approval by OMB on a reinstatement without change to a previously approved collection of information under the permanent certification program (OMB control number 0990-0013). Under 45 CFR 170.523(f), ONC-ACBs are required to provide ONC, no less frequently than weekly, a current list of Complete EHRs and/or EHR Modules that have been certified which includes, at a minimum, the vendor name (if applicable), the date certified, the product version, the unique certification number or other specific product identification, and where applicable, the certification criterion or certification criteria to which each EHR Module has been certified. Organizations that wish to become ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs) must submit the information specified by the application requirements, and ONC-ACBs must comply with collection and reporting requirements, records retention requirements, and submit annual surveillance plans and annually report surveillance results.

Likely Respondents: Accreditation Organization, Applicants, ONC-ACB Surveillance Plan and Results.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentBurden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Accreditation Organization2112
45 CFR 170.523(f)6521.33415
ONC-ACB Surveillance Plan and Results62112
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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01103 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]