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[FR Doc. 05–5920 Filed 3–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–7978. 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With input from multiple experts in the field of restraint and seclusion and alternatives to restraint and seclusion, the project created a common core of data collection instruments that will be used for this cross-site project. The facilities will complete four different instruments: (1) Facility/Program Characteristics Inventory (information about type of facilities, characteristics of persons served, staffing patterns, and unit specific data); (2) Inventory of Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Interventions; (3) Treatment Episode Data (admission data for all clients/ patients); and (4) Event Data (data about the use of restraint and seclusion). Data Number of respondents Instrument will be submitted by the sites electronically via a secured Web site. The Facility/Program Characteristic Inventory and Inventory of Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Intervention will be collected annually. The Treatment Episode Data and Event Data will be collected monthly. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 57 (Friday, March 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15343-15344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5914]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed 
collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration will publish periodic summaries of proposed 
projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA 
Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-7978.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of 
information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions 
of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: The Coordinating Center To Support State Incentive 
Grants To Build Capacity for Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion--
New

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 
(SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health

[[Page 15344]]

Services has funded a Coordinating Center to Support State Incentive 
Grants to Build Capacity for Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion. 
The grants are designed to promote the implementation and evaluation of 
best practice approaches to reducing the use of restraint and seclusion 
in mental health facilities. Grantees consist of 8 sites (state mental 
health agencies), most of which will be implementing interventions in 
multiple facilities (a total of 76 facilities). These include 
facilities serving adults and those serving children and/or 
adolescents, with various subgroups such as forensic and sexual 
offender populations.
    With input from multiple experts in the field of restraint and 
seclusion and alternatives to restraint and seclusion, the project 
created a common core of data collection instruments that will be used 
for this cross-site project. The facilities will complete four 
different instruments: (1) Facility/Program Characteristics Inventory 
(information about type of facilities, characteristics of persons 
served, staffing patterns, and unit specific data); (2) Inventory of 
Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Interventions; (3) Treatment Episode 
Data (admission data for all clients/patients); and (4) Event Data 
(data about the use of restraint and seclusion). Data will be submitted 
by the sites electronically via a secured Web site. The Facility/
Program Characteristic Inventory and Inventory of Seclusion and 
Restraint Reduction Intervention will be collected annually. The 
Treatment Episode Data and Event Data will be collected monthly.
    The resulting data will help to identify the: (1) Number of 
programs adopting best practices involving alternative approaches to 
restraint and seclusion; and (2) program's impact of reducing restraint 
and seclusion use and adoption of alternative practices. The estimated 
annual response burden to collect this information is as follows:

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                                              Number of        Responses/      Burden/response    Annual burden
               Instrument                    respondents       respondent          (hours)           (hours)
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Facility/Program Characteristic                         76                 1                 4               304
 Inventory..............................
Inventory Of Seclusion And Restraint                    76                 1                 2               152
 Reduction Interventions................
Treatment Episode Data..................                76                12                 8             7,296
Event Data..............................                76                12                 8             7,296
                                         -------------------
    Total...............................                76  ................  ................            15,048
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 7-1044, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Written comments 
should be received by May 24, 2005.

    Dated: March 21, 2005.
Anna Marsh,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
[FR Doc. 05-5914 Filed 3-24-05; 8:45 am]
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