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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request: Information Collection Request Title: Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation Scorecard, OMB No. 0915-0373, Revision

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services.




In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act Start Printed Page 31603of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.


Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than September 3, 2019.


Submit your comments to or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

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To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email or call Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, at (301) 443-1984.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation Scorecard OMB No. 0915-0373, Revision.

Abstract: HRSA's Hospital Campaign for Organ Donation enlists healthcare organizations nationwide to increase the number of registered organ, eye, and tissue donors by hosting education and donor registration events in their facilities and communities. A scorecard identifies activities that participants can implement and assigns points to each activity. Participants that earn a certain number of points annually are recognized by HRSA and the campaign's national partners.

For this information collection request, the proposed change to the Scorecard is the addition of the 2020 date. HRSA also intends to create a new electronic version of the Scorecard for future campaigns that will ultimately reduce the level of burden for participants. The electronic version will be designed to be user friendly, will take less time to complete, and will provide HRSA with data throughout the campaign rather than once a year. Another benefit of an electronic scorecard is that it will eliminate the possibility of human error as information will no longer be manually entered into a database.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: There is a substantial imbalance in the U.S. between the number of people whose lives depends on organ transplants (currently more than 113,000) and the annual number of organ donors (approximately 14,000 living and deceased donors). This imbalance results in about 7,300 waiting list deaths annually. In response to the need for increased donation, HRSA conducts public outreach initiatives to encourage the American public to enroll on state donor registries as future organ donors.

The Scorecard motivates and facilitates healthcare organizations' participation in the campaign, provides the basis for rewarding participants for their accomplishments, and enables HRSA to measure and evaluate campaign process and outcome. The scorecard also enables HRSA to make data-based decisions and improvements for subsequent campaigns.

Likely Respondents: The likely respondents include the following: Hospital development and public relations staff of organ procurement and other donation organizations; hospital staff such as nurses or public relations/communications professionals and staff members; staff at physician's offices, health clinics, and emergency medical services; or volunteers that work with healthcare organizations on organ donation initiatives.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
Activity Scorecard (online)1,40011,400.25350

HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.

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Maria G. Button,

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2019-14078 Filed 7-1-19; 8:45 am]