[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2022)]
[Page 19102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06767]



Indian Health Service

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian 
Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency; OMB No. 

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; request for extension of 


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this 
opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0040, titled, 
Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency. The IHS is requesting OMB 
to approve an extension for this collection. Notice regarding the 
information collection was last published in the Federal Register on 
January 24, 2022, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose 
of this notice is to announce the IHS' intent to submit this collection 
to OMB and to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly 
to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at 
www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID: IHS_FRDOC_0001).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 2, 

ADDRESSES: Direct Your Comments to OMB: Send your comments and 
suggestions regarding the proposed information collection contained in 
this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact Evonne Bennett, Information Collection Clearance Officer 
at: [email protected] or 301-443-4750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This previously approved information 
collection project was last published in the Federal Register on 
January 24, 2022, and allowed 60 days for public comment (87 FR 3562). 
No public comment was received in response to the notice. This notice 
announces our intent to submit this collection, which expires March 31, 
2022, to OMB for approval of an extension, and to solicit comments on 
specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
    Title: Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency.
    OMB Control Number: 0917-0040.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Purchased/Referred 
Care Program needs the information requested on the PRC Proof of 
Residency form to verify that individuals seeking medical services 
through a PRC program meet the residency requirements specific to PRC 
under 42 CFR 136.23.
    Agency Form Number: IHS 976.
    Members of Affected Public: Individuals/Households.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Renewal request.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals.
    The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, 
Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, 
Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total 
annual burden hours.

                                     Estimated                                    Average burden
  Data collection instrument(s)      number of     Responses per   Annual number     hour per      Total annual
                                    respondents     respondent     of responses     response *     burden hours
Individual Patient Count........          77,185               1          77,185            3/60        3,859.25
    Total.......................          77,185               1          77,185            3/60        3,859.25
* For ease of understanding, the average burden per response is 3 minutes.

    There are no direct costs to respondents to report.
    Requests for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points:
    (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to 
carry out an agency function;
    (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a 
useful and timely fashion;
    (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated 
amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the 
requested information);
    (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the 
estimates are logical;
    (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected; and
    (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

Elizabeth A. Fowler,
Acting Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-06767 Filed 3-31-22; 8:45 am]