2019-26003. Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request  

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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: Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records—(OMB No. 0930-0092)—Revision

    Statute (42 U.S.C. 290dd-2) and regulations (42 CFR part 2) require federally conducted, regulated, or directly or indirectly assisted alcohol and drug abuse programs to keep alcohol and drug abuse patient records confidential. Information requirements are (1) written disclosure to patients about Federal laws and regulations that protect the confidentiality of each patient, and (2) documenting “medical personnel” status of recipients of a disclosure to meet a medical emergency. Annual burden estimates for these requirements are summarized in the table below:

    Annualized Burden Estimates

    Annual number of respondents 1Responses per respondentTotal responsesHours per ResponseTotal hour burden
    42 CFR 2.2211,7791632 1,920,844.20384,169
    42 CFR 2.5111,779223,558.1673,934
    1 The number of publicly funded alcohol and drug facilities from SAMHSA's 2017 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
    2 The average number of annual treatment admissions from SAMHSA's 2015-2017 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by January 2, 2020 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: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 Start Printed Page 66214Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

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    Summer King,


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    [FR Doc. 2019-26003 Filed 12-2-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Health and Human Services Department
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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66213-66214 (2 pages)
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