[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2022)]
[Pages 24181-24182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-08619]



Indian Health Service

[OMB No. 0917-0040]

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: 
Request for Reinstatement of Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred 
Care Proof of Residency

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; request for reinstatement.


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 reinstatement of 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 a reinstatement of 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's intent to reinstate 
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 23, 

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 reinstate this collection, which expired March 
31, 2022; to submit this

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collection to OMB for approval of reinstatement; 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 Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-08619 Filed 4-21-22; 8:45 am]