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Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.

Project: SAMHSA Transformation Accountability (TRAC) Data Collection Instrument (OMB No. 093-0285)—Revised

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is proposing to modify one of its current Transformation Accountability (TRAC) system data collection tools to include previously piloted recovery measures. Specifically, this revision entails the incorporation of twelve recovery measures into the current CMHS NOMs Adult Client-level Measures for Discretionary Programs Providing Direct Services data collection tool. As part of its strategic initiative to support recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, SAMHSA has been working to develop a standard measure of recovery that can be used as part of its grantee performance reporting activities.

This revision will add eight questions from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Quality of Life (QOL) to SAMHSA's existing set of Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures along with four additional measures that support the WHO QOL-8. Data will be collected at two time points—at client intake and at six months post-intake. These are two points in time during which SAMHSA grantees routinely collect data on the individuals participating in their programs.

The WHO QOL-8 will assess the following domains using the items listed below:

Question No.ItemDomain
1How would you rate your quality of life?Overall quality of life.
2How satisfied are you with your health?Overall quality of life.
3Do you have enough energy for everyday life?Physical health.
4How satisfied are you with your ability to perform your daily living activities?Physical health.
5How satisfied are you with yourself?Psychological.
6How satisfied are you with your personal relationships?Social relationships.
7Have you enough money to meet your needs?Environment.
8How satisfied are you with the conditions of your living place?Environment.

The revision also includes the following recovery-related performance measures:

Question No.Item
9During the past 30 days, how much have you been bothered by these psychological or emotional problems? (This question will be placed in the instrument following the K6 questions for proper sequence).
10I have family or friends that are supportive of my recovery.
11I generally accomplish what I set out to do.
12I feel capable of managing my health care needs.

Approval of these items by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will allow SAMHSA to further refine the Recovery Measure developed for this project. It will also help determine whether the Recovery Measure is added to SAMHSA's set of required performance measurement tools designed to aid in tracking recovery among clients receiving services from the Agency's funded programs.

Table 1—Annualized Respondent Burden Hours, 2016-2019

Type of responseNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal responsesHours per responseTotal hour burden
Client-level baseline interview55,744155,7440.5832,332
Client-level 6-month reassessment interview 144,595144,5950.5825,865
Client-level discharge interview 216,723116,7230.589,699
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PBHCI—Section H Form Only Baseline14,000114,000.081,120
PBHCI—Section H Form Only Follow-Up 39,24019,240.08739
PBHCI—Section H Form Only Discharge 44,20014,200.08336
HIV Continuum of Care Specific Form Baseline20012000.3366
HIV Continuum of Care Follow-Up 514811480.3349
HIV Continuum of Care Discharge 610411040.3334
Infrastructure development, prevention, and mental health promotion quarterly record abstraction 79824.03,9282.07,856

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by January 9, 2017 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202-395-7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

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1.  It is estimated that 66% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

2.  It is estimated that 30% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

3.  It is estimated that 74% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

4.  It is estimated that 52% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

5.  It is estimated that 52% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

6.  It is estimated that 30% of baseline clients will complete this interview.

7.  Grantees are required to report this information as a condition of their grant. No attrition is estimated.

Note: Numbers may not add to the totals due to rounding and some individual participants completing more than one form.

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[FR Doc. 2016-29540 Filed 12-8-16; 8:45 am]