Public Education Study on Public Knowledge of Abstinence and Abstinence Education, 16794-16795 [07-1673]

Download as PDF 16794 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices be delivered as recommended within the scope of practice of the physician or licensed practitioner of the healing arts. Furthermore, the information provided by the State did not demonstrate compliance with section 1902(a)(32) of the Act, requiring direct payment to the provider of care or services. Under the State’s bundled payment methodology, the entities which would receive the proposed bundled rates for mental health rehabilitation services are not themselves providers of the service; they are not billing agents for such providers; nor are they recognized types of health care providers under Federal law. The underlying services represent different types of individual services that are furnished by individual practitioners. The State has failed to show that the proposed payment methodology is within one of the statutory exceptions as implemented by Federal regulations at 42 CFR 447.10. Indeed, the State has not shown that, under its proposed payment methodology, the actual practitioners furnishing services can even be readily identified. Thus, the State has not demonstrated that the use of bundled rates will comply with the requirement for direct payment to the actual practitioners who provide care or service. I am scheduling a hearing on your request for reconsideration to be held on May 30, 2007, at 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, the Indiana Room, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601, to reconsider the decision to disapprove SPA 05–10. If this date is not acceptable, we would be glad to set another date that is mutually agreeable to the parties. The hearing will be governed by the procedures prescribed by Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 430. I am designating Ms. Kathleen ScullyHayes as the presiding officer. If these arrangements present any problems, please contact the presiding officer at (410) 786– 2055. In order to facilitate any communication which may be necessary between the parties to the hearing, please notify the presiding officer to indicate acceptability of the hearing date that has been scheduled and provide names of the individuals who will represent the State at the hearing. Sincerely, Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq., Acting Administrator. Section 1116 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. section 1316); (42 CFR section 430.18). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program No. 13.714, Medicaid Assistance Program) Dated: March 30, 2007. Leslie V. Norwalk, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. E7–6312 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–1270–RCN] RIN 0938–AN14 Medicare Program; Competitive Acquisition for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies; Extension of Timeline for Publication of Final Rule Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Extension of timeline for publication of final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces an extension of the timeline for publication of a Medicare final rule in accordance with section 1871(a)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act, which allows us to extend the timeline for publication of the final rule. EFFECTIVE DATE: This notice is effective on March 30, 2007. FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Goldberg, (410) 786–4870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the May 1, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 25654), we published a proposed rule that would have implemented competitive bidding programs for certain covered items of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) throughout the United States in accordance with sections 1847(a) and (b) of the Social Security Act (the Act). These programs would change the way that Medicare pays for these items under Part B of the Medicare program by utilizing bids submitted by DMEPOS suppliers to establish applicable payment amounts. Section 1871(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires us to establish and publish a regular timeline for the publication of final regulations based on the previous publication of a proposed regulation. In accordance with section 1871(a)(3)(B) of the Act, the timeline may vary among different regulations based on differences in the complexity of the regulation, the number and scope of comments received, and other relevant factors, but may not be longer than 3 years except under exceptional circumstances. In addition, in accordance with section 1871(a)(3)(B) of the Act, the Secretary may extend the initial targeted publication date of the final regulation, if the Secretary, no later than the regulation’s previously established proposed publication date, causes to have published a notice with the new target date, and such notice PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes a brief explanation of the justification for the variation. We announced in the December 2006 Unified Agenda (December 11, 2006, 71 FR 72734) that we would issue the final rule in March 2007. However, we are not able to meet the announced publication target date due to the number of extensive comments received on the proposed rule and interagency coordination. We received over 2,000 timely comments on the proposed rule. The commenters presented extremely complex policy and legal issues, which require extensive consultation and analysis. This final rule also is extremely complex because it will establish an entirely new program that will affect the DMEPOS industry as well as Medicare beneficiaries who use DMEPOS. This final rule will establish a new concept for Medicare payment for DMEPOS, which necessitates the development of new regulations and a competitive bidding process in addition to extensive payment system changes. This notice extends the timeline for publication of the final rule until April 30, 2007. Authority: Section 1871 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 201395hh). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 093.774, Medicare— Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: March 30, 2007. Ann Agnew, Executive Secretary to the Department. [FR Doc. 07–1658 Filed 3–30–07; 4:01 pm] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Public Education Study on Public Knowledge of Abstinence and Abstinence Education OMB No.: New Collection. Description: In support of the goal to prevent unwed childbearing, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, Congress has recently authorized funding increases to support abstinence education. To learn more about the public’s views, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will conduct a public opinion survey of a nationally representative sample of adolescents (age 12 to 18) and their parents to examine current attitudes on abstinence and knowledge of abstinence education. The survey data will be used to inform current and future public education E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 16795 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 65 / Thursday, April 5, 2007 / Notices campaigns. In addition, the information gathered will assist ACF with grant administration and technical assistance activities. The survey will ask parents (one parent per adolescent) and adolescents about their views and attitudes about abstinence until marriage, awareness of abstinence education, and views and attitudes about abstinence education. Each parent and adolescent interview will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Respondents: A nationally representative sample of adolescents will be selected through a random-digitdial sample of households with landline telephones. Annual Burden Estimates Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Telephone interview ........................................................................................... 2,000 (1,000 adolescent/parent pairs). 1 Total annual burden estimates: 660. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: April 2, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–1673 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Request and Reports. OMB No. 0970–0218. Description: The final rule within 45 CFR part 309, published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004, contains a regulatory reporting requirement that, in order to receive funding for a Tribal IV– Number of respondents Instrument 45 CFR 309—Plan .......................................................................................... Form OCSE 34 A ............................................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Average burden hours per response Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Apr 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.33 660 D program a Tribe or Tribal organization must submit a plan describing how the Tribe or Tribal organization meets or plans to meet the objectives of section 455(f) of the Social Security Act, including establishing paternity, establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders, and locating noncustodial parents. The plan is required for all Tribes requesting funding; however, once a Tribe has met the requirements to operate a comprehensive program, a new plan is not required annually unless a Tribe makes changes to its title IV–D program. Tribes and Tribal organizations must respond if they wish to operate a fully funded program. In addition, any Tribe or Tribal organization participating in the program will be required to submit form OCSE 34A. This paperwork collection activity is set to expire in April, 2007. Respondents: Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Annual Burden Estimates Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 4 480 8 33 49 information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should Total burden hours Total burden hours 15,840 1,568 be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: April 2, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–1674 Filed 4–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Public Education Study on Public Knowledge of Abstinence and 
Abstinence Education

    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: In support of the goal to prevent unwed childbearing, 
pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases, Congress has recently 
authorized funding increases to support abstinence education.
    To learn more about the public's views, the Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF) will conduct a public opinion survey of a 
nationally representative sample of adolescents (age 12 to 18) and 
their parents to examine current attitudes on abstinence and knowledge 
of abstinence education. The survey data will be used to inform current 
and future public education

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campaigns. In addition, the information gathered will assist ACF with 
grant administration and technical assistance activities. The survey 
will ask parents (one parent per adolescent) and adolescents about 
their views and attitudes about abstinence until marriage, awareness of 
abstinence education, and views and attitudes about abstinence 
education. Each parent and adolescent interview will take approximately 
20 minutes to complete.
    Respondents: A nationally representative sample of adolescents will 
be selected through a random-digit-dial sample of households with 
landline telephones.

Annual Burden Estimates

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                                                                     Number of        Average
              Instrument                 Number of  respondents    responses per   burden  hours   Total burden
                                                                    respondent     per  response       hours
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Telephone interview..................  2,000 (1,000 adolescent/                1            0.33             660
                                        parent pairs).
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    Total annual burden estimates: 660.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the 
information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-
6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 
Families.

    Dated: April 2, 2007.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-1673 Filed 4-4-07; 8:45 am]
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