[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 1997)]
[Pages 47671-47672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23887]



Health Resources and Services Administration

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

    Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under 
review by the Office of Management and Budget, in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a 
copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the 
HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.
    The following request has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
    Proposed Project: AIDS Drug Assistance Program [ADAP]: Monthly 
Client Utilization and Program Expenditure Assessment Project--NEW--
State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs [ADAP], funded under section 2611 
of the Public Health Service Act (commonly known as Title II of the 
Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency [CARE] Act) are 
designed to provide low income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals 
with access to HIV/AIDS medications that prevent serious deterioration 
of health arising from HIV disease, including prevention and treatment 
of opportunistic diseases.
    Due to the increasing need for pharmaceuticals among uninsured and 
underinsured low-income individuals who are HIV+ or diagnosed with 
AIDS, and recognizing the importance of program planning and budget 
forecasting to maximize resources, the Division of Service Systems 
[DSS], Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA], proposes to 
collect relevant client utilization data and program expenditure 
information on a voluntary monthly reporting basis from State ADAPs. 
This effort is designed to assist Title II grantees, State ADAPs, the 
DSS/HRSA funding agency staff, and policymakers at both the Federal and 
State level to better understand the level of client need for 
medications that the programs are functioning under and the resources 
used to meet the needs, and to provide indicators of where future 
action may be required and the most appropriate response(s).
    A report is proposed that will collect monthly data on the level of 
expenditures and client utilization of services. In addition, the 
report will provide a forum for tracking the most current changes in 
each State ADAP with respect to available funding, eligibility 
criteria, clinical guidelines, and formulary changes. On a quarterly 
basis, the report will also request the prices of eight specified 
pharmaceuticals dispensed by each program. The individual State reports 
will be compiled into summary reports and distributed back to grantees 
and State ADAPs on a monthly basis, and will be available for use by 
HRSA and the Office of Management and Budget. These results will be 
used to guide program planning, to formulate budget recommendations, 
and to monitor the balance between available resources and State needs. 
The burden estimates are as follows:

                      Type of form                           Number of     Responses per  Hours per     burden  
                                                            respondents     respondent     response     hours   
ADAP Monthly Update.....................................              54              12          1          648
ADAP Quarterly Drug Pricing Update......................              54               4          1          216
      Total.............................................              54              16          1          864

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    Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: 
Laura Oliven, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management 
and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 

    Dated: September 4, 1997.
Jane Harrison,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. 97-23887 Filed 9-9-97; 8:45 am]