[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26559-26560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10759]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    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: 2012 National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS) (OMB No. 
0930-0119)--Revision

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), 
is requesting approval for a revision to the National Mental Health 
Services Survey (N-MHSS) (OMB No. 0930-0119), which expires on February 
28, 2013. The N-MHSS provides national and state-level data on the 
number and characteristics of mental health treatment facilities in the 
United States.
    An immediate need under N-MHSS in 2012 is to update the information 
about facilities on SAMHSA's online Mental Health Facility Locator 
(see: http://store.samhsa.gov/mhlocator), which was last updated with 
information from the 2010 N-MHSS. A full N-MHSS is anticipated within 
about two years, and a separate request for OMB approval will be 
submitted for that collection. However, until then, an abbreviated 
version of the N-MHSS will be conducted to collect only the information 
needed to update the Locator, such as the facility name and address, 
specific services offered, and special client groups served. The data 
on the Locator are becoming outdated and need an update method. Other 
fields in the full N-MHSS not needed for updating the Locator, such as 
client counts and client demographics, will not be collected in the 
Locator survey. In addition to the data collection for updating 
facilities on the Locator, a data collection in conjunction with adding 
new facilities to the Locator is being requested. Both activities will 
use the same abbreviated N-MHSS-Locator instrument.
    This requested revision seeks to change the content of the 
currently approved full-scale N-MHSS survey instrument into an 
abbreviated survey

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instrument, henceforth referred to as the N-MHSS-Locator, to 
accommodate two related N-MHSS activities:
    (1) Collection of information from the full N-MHSS universe of 
mental health treatment facilities during 2012, 2013, and 2014. This 
abbreviated subset of N-MHSS data will update and expand SAMHSA's 
existing online Mental Health Facility Locator (see: http://store.samhsa.gov/mhlocator), which was last updated with information 
from the 2010 N-MHSS; and
    (2) Collection of information on newly identified facilities 
throughout the year, as they are identified, so that new facilities can 
quickly be added to the Locator.
    The survey mode for both data collection activities will be Web 
with telephone follow-up.
    The database resulting from the 2012 N-MHSS-Locator will be used to 
update SAMHSA's online Mental Health Facility Locator and to produce a 
2012 compact disk (CD) directory of facilities, both for use by 
consumers and service providers. In addition, a data file derived from 
the survey will be used to produce an annual report providing state and 
national data on the number and types of treatment facilities and 
services. The annual report and a public-use data file to be released 
in conjunction with the report will be used by researchers, mental 
health professionals, State governments, the U.S. Congress, and the 
general public.
    The following table summarizes the estimated response burden for 
the two survey activities:

                                 Estimated Total Response Burden for the N-MHSS
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                                                     Number of     Responses per   Average hours    Total hour
               Type of respondent                   respondents     respondent     per response       burden
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Facilities in annual N-MHSS-Locator universe....          15,000               1             .42           6,300
Newly identified facilities \1\.................           1,500               1             .42             630
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    Total Facilities............................          16,500  ..............  ..............           6,930
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\1\ Collection of information on newly identified facilities throughout the year, as they are identified, so
  that new facilities can quickly be added to the Locator.

    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent by June 4, 2012 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 Affairs, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2012-10759 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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