[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Pages 42088-42089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16894]



Health Resources and Services Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (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.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: National Hospital Organ 
Donation Campaign's Activity Scorecard. OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA's Healthcare Systems 
Bureau, Division of Transplantation administers the Workplace 
Partnership for Life program under the authority of Section 377A(a) of 
the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, (42 U.S.C. 274f-1). The Workplace 
Partnership for Life program seeks to increase the number of registered 
organ, eye, and tissue donors and to increase awareness about organ 
donation. HRSA launched a challenge to hospitals nationwide to assist 
in this effort by conducting donor education and donor

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registry enrollment events in their hospitals and communities. The 
nation's 58 organ procurement organizations (OPOs), who already work 
with hospitals on clinical aspects of transplantation, are invited to 
participate in HRSA's National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign to 
increase the number of enrollments in state donor registries. The 
Campaign supports OPOs by providing fresh communications materials, 
facilitating the sharing of best practices, leveraging the influence of 
national associations and organizations related to hospitals and organ 
donation, and offering the additional incentive of national-level 
recognition to hospitals.
    The National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign's Activity Scorecard 
is one piece of this campaign. A campaign leadership committee 
comprised of representatives from OPOs, Donate Life America (DLA) 
affiliates, and hospitals helped conceptualize the Activity Scorecard 
which is based on the committee's experience of hospital receptivity to 
friendly competition and the opportunity to be recognized among their 
peers. The Activity Scorecard provides hospitals that wish to 
participate in the campaign with ideas for outreach activities. Each 
activity on the programmable PDF is assigned a particular number of 
points based on the activity's potential for generating registrations.
    Hospitals can complete the Activity Scorecard and submit it by 
email or fax it to HRSA or to their OPO or DLA. This is a voluntary 
activity. Hospitals can participate in the campaign without using the 
Activity Scorecard. HRSA anticipates that most hospitals enrolled in 
the campaign (currently 802) will submit a completed Activity Scorecard 
once a year.
    Most importantly, the Activity Scorecard provides incentive for 
hospitals to conduct activities that will increase the number of 
registered donors throughout the nation. A list of hospitals that reach 
these levels will be shared with all campaign participants during 
monthly webinars, in monthly campaign e-newsletters from HRSA, and in 
communications pieces sent out by the campaign's ten national partners, 
which include the American Hospital Association, the Association of 
Organ Procurement Organizations, and the American Society of Transplant 
Surgeons. In addition, OPOs, DLA affiliates, participating state 
hospital associations, HRSA, and the national partners can use the 
results to recognize hospital participation and successes. The ``write-
in'' option that allows hospitals to list additional activities will 
help to identify best practices that can be shared with all hospital 
partners on monthly webinars.
    Likely Respondents: A hospital representative, most often the organ 
donation champion identified by the OPO, can download the form from 
organdonor.gov or receive it from their OPO or Donate Life America 
(DLA) affiliate.
    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 Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
    Total Estimated Annualized burden hours:

                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form Name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
Name of instrument..............             802               1             802               1             802
    Total.......................             802               1             802               1             802

    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.

    Dated: July 8, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-16894 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]