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Submission for Review: Survey on Practices and Policies Related to the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

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AGENCY:

Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announces it will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) an information collection request.

DATES:

ONDCP encourages and will accept public comments on or before 60 days after the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES:

Address all comments in writing within 60 days to Jayme Delano, Deputy Director, National HIDTA Program Office. Email is the most reliable means of communication. Ms. Delano's email address is Jayme_A_Delano@ondcp.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, attention: Jayme_A_Delano@ondcp.eop.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be in writing. Copies of documents submitted to OMB and other information is available from Ms. Delano who may be contacted at 202-395-6794.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of National Drug Control Policy desires to learn how adult drug courts are responding to the opioid epidemic. To do so, they propose to conduct a survey of State/Territory Drug Court Coordinators to learn more about adult drug courts' efforts to serve persons suffering from opioid use disorders, focusing particularly on the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). An earlier survey from 2012 found that nearly half of drug courts were not using MAT or had blanket prohibitions against methadone or buprenorphine. At the same time, ONDCP funded a suite of resources to increase uptake of MAT in treatment courts, including online and in-person training workshops, practitioner fact sheets, pocket guides for staff members and participants, professional tool kits, and sample policies and procedures materials. The proposed survey will examine statewide MAT efforts, and policies and procedures concerning MAT, including whether there have been recent changes in state certification requirements, training modules, or funding mandates to increase MAT adoption.

Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Survey on Practices and Policies Related to the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders.

Method of data collection: Electronic survey.

Frequency: One-time data collection.

Members of affected public: State and Territory Drug Court Coordinators.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:

Number of respondents: 54.

Frequency of response: 1.

Average time per response: 17 minutes.

Annual Hour Burden: 15 hours.

Status of the proposed information collection: New.

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Dated: October 3, 2019.

Michael Passante,

Acting General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21921 Filed 10-7-19; 8:45 am]

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