Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 70778-70779 [06-9539]

Download as PDF 70778 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices Proposed Project Pilot Study of Proposed Medical Office Surveys on Patient Safety This activity is an expansion and refinement of AHRQ’s Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) which was developed and released to the public for use in November 2004. Two new surveys are proposed to assess patient safety culture in outpatient medical office settings: One for clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who diagnose, prescribe for, and treat patients) and one for medical office staff (all other non-clinician staff). The proposed new surveys will be based on the HSOPSC but also contain new and revised items as well as dimensions that are more applicable to the outpatient medical office setting. The two proposed surveys will contain some items that are the same and some item that are unique to each survey. The instruments will be pilot tested with clinicians and staff working in 97 outpatient medical offices. The data collected will be analyzed to determine the psychometric properties of each survey’s items and dimensions and provide information for the revision and shortening of the final surveys based on an assessment of their reliability and construct validity. The final surveys will be made publicly available to enable outpatient medical offices to assess patient safety culture from the perspectives of their clinicians and staff. The surveys can be used by outpatient medical offices to identify areas for patient safety culture improvement. Methods of Collection A purposive sample of 97 outpatient medical offices will be recruited and selected. These medical offices will represent a distribution of singlespecialty offices (of various types) and multi-specialty offices, and will vary by office size (based on number of physicians in the office), as well as geographic region of the United States. Recruited medical offices will be allocated to each category in numbers roughly proportionate to the national distribution of offices in each category. All clinicians in each medical office will be asked to respond to the clinician survey and all other non-clinician staff will be asked to complete the medical office staff survey. Since not all medical Number of respondents Type of respondent office staff have access to email or the internet, paper surveys will be administered. Standard non-response follow-up techniques such as reminder postcards and distribution of a second survey will be used. Individuals and organizations contacted will be assured of the confidentiality of their replies under Section 924(c) of the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Paper surveys will be distributed to a total of approximately 2,340 individuals from 97 medical offices (about 592 clinicians and 1,748 medical office staff), with a target response rate of 70%, or 1,638 completed surveys (414 completed clinician surveys and 1,224 medical office staff surveys). Respondents should take approximately 15 minutes to complete either survey. Therefore, we estimate that the total respondent burden for completing the survey will be 410 hours (414 completed clinician surveys multiplied by 0.25 hours per survey or 104 hours; and 1,224 completed medical office staff surveys multiplied by 0.25 hours per survey or 306 hours). Number of responses per respondent Estimated time per respondent (hours) Estimated total respondent burden hours Clinicians .......................................................................................................... Medical office staff ........................................................................................... 414 1,224 1 1 0.25 0.25 104 306 Total .......................................................................................................... 1,638 ........................ ........................ 410 Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The total cost to the Government for developing the clinician survey is approximately $257,000, and for the medical office staff survey is approximately $268,000. These estimates include the costs of background literature reviews, survey development, cognitive testing, pilot data collection, data analysis, and preparation of final deliverables and reports. PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 21, 2006. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 06–9548 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: National Directory of New Hires. OMB No.: 0970–0166. Description: Public Law 104–193, the ‘‘Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996,’’ requires the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to operate a National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to improve the ability of State child support enforcement agencies to locate noncustodial parents and collect child support across State lines. The law requires employers to report newly hired employees to States. States are then required to periodically transmit new hire data received from employers to the NDNH, and to transmit wage and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 70779 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices unemployment compensation claims data to the NDNH on a quarterly basis. Federal agencies are required to report new hires and quarterly wage data directly to the NDNH. All data is transmitted to the NDNH electronically. Respondents: Employers, State Child Support Enforcement Agencies, State Workforce Agencies, Federal Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours New Hire: Employers Reporting Manually ................................................... New Hire: Employers Reporting Electronically ............................................ New Hire: States .......................................................................................... Quarterly Wage & Unemployment Compensation ...................................... Multistate Employers’ Notification Form ...................................................... 5,166,000 1,134,000 54 54 2,808 3.484 33.272 83.333 8 1 .025 .00028 66.7 .033 .050 449,959 10,565 300,150 14 140 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ................................................ ........................ .......................... .......................... 760,828 PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 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) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: November 30, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–9539 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Notice of Quarterly Meeting AGENCY: President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID), HHS. ACTION: Notice of quarterly meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The full committee meeting of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities will be conducted by telephone conference call and will be open to the public. Anyone interested in participating in the conference call should advise Ericka Alston at 202–619–0634, no later than December 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: The conference call may be accessed by dialing, U.S. toll free, 888– 795–2173, passcode DECEMBER2006 on the date and time indicated. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) notice is hereby given that the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities will hold its quarterly meeting by telephone conference call. The conference call will be open to the public to listen, with call-ins limited to the number of telephone lines available. Individuals who plan to call in and need special assistance, such as TTY, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format, should inform Ericka Alston, Executive Assistant, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Telephone— 202–619–0634, Fax—202–205–9519, Email: ealston@acf.hhs.gov, no later than December 6, 2006. Efforts will be made DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to meet special requests received after that date, but availability of special needs accommodations to respond to these requests cannot be guaranteed. Agenda: Committee members will hear from Ms. Madeleine Will, Vice President of Public Policy and Director of the National Policy Center at the National Down Syndrome Society. Ms. Will will speak about her personal and professional perspective on the barriers facing people with intellectual disabilities throughout the lifespan, and how the Committee can work in conjunction with President Bush’s New Freedom Initiative to tear down those barriers. The Committee will also hear from Mr. Mark Gross, designated representative of the Ex officio member from the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Mr. Gross will brief the Committee on the programs and services in the Justice Department for people with intellectual disabilities. The Committee will then hear reports from the various subcommittees regarding their current projects and goals. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Sally Atwater, Executive Director, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Aerospace Center Office Building, Suite 701, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone—(202) 619–0634, Fax—(202) 205–9519, E-mail: satwater@acf.hhs.gov. The PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics relating to programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities. The Committee, by Executive Order, is responsible for evaluating the adequacy of current practices in programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities, and for reviewing legislative proposals that impact the quality of life SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70778-70779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9539]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: National Directory of New Hires.
    OMB No.: 0970-0166.
    Description: Public Law 104-193, the ``Personal Responsibility and 
Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996,'' requires the Office of 
Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to operate a National Directory of New 
Hires (NDNH) to improve the ability of State child support enforcement 
agencies to locate noncustodial parents and collect child support 
across State lines. The law requires employers to report newly hired 
employees to States. States are then required to periodically transmit 
new hire data received from employers to the NDNH, and to transmit wage 
and

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unemployment compensation claims data to the NDNH on a quarterly basis. 
Federal agencies are required to report new hires and quarterly wage 
data directly to the NDNH. All data is transmitted to the NDNH 
electronically.
    Respondents: Employers, State Child Support Enforcement Agencies, 
State Workforce Agencies, Federal Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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New Hire: Employers Reporting Manually..........       5,166,000           3.484          .025           449,959
New Hire: Employers Reporting Electronically....       1,134,000          33.272          .00028          10,565
New Hire: States................................              54          83.333        66.7             300,150
Quarterly Wage & Unemployment Compensation......              54           8              .033                14
Multistate Employers' Notification Form.........           2,808           1              .050               140
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............         760,828
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is 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) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: November 30, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9539 Filed 12-5-06; 8:45 am]
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