Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) Requirements, 43188-43190 [2010-18038]

Download as PDF 43188 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 141 / Friday, July 23, 2010 / Notices such as the Child and Family Services Reviews? • Is there data related to safety, permanency and well-being that is essential to monitoring activities that is not collected currently? Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act Fostering Connections created a number of new title IV–E plan provisions and provided Federal funds for agencies that choose to support older youth up to age 21 and children in guardianships. 4. What case level data would support the monitoring of compliance by title IV–E agencies and outcomes for children in relation to the new provisions? • Fostering Connections requires that an agency ensure that children receiving title IV–E are enrolled in school or have graduated, that an educational stability plan is in place for children in foster care; and, provides Federal reimbursement of some costs to transport a child in foster care to his/her original school. What data would be important to collect with regard to a child’s education in relation to these provisions? • Fostering Connections allows agencies to provide extended assistance up to age 21 for youth in foster care, and certain youth adopted or in guardianships when such youth reach age 18 if they participate in education or employment activities or are unable to do so. What data would be important to collect with regard to these youth in relation to these provisions? • Fostering Connections requires agencies to notify relatives when a child is placed into foster care and offer them information on how they can be a placement resource for the child and also encourages agencies to place siblings together or facilitate frequent contact, unless doing so is inappropriate. What data is important to collect with regard to relatives and siblings in relation to these provisions? WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Circumstances Prior to Removal In the 2008 NPRM, we proposed detailed data describing the members of the household or the facilities in which children resided prior to entering foster care. 5. What data, if any, should be collected from child welfare agencies to provide insight into from whom, or from what environment a child is removed for the purposes of foster care and the circumstances that surround the child’s removal? VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Circumstances During Stay in Foster Care In the 2008 NPRM, we requested that agencies provide us detailed information on circumstances, such as lack of housing, substance abuse, and mental health issues, facing a child and family during several points during the child’s stay in foster care. 6. What data, if any, should be collected from child welfare agencies to provide insight into why a child remains in foster care or why a child’s permanency plan is selected or changed? Caseworker Visits The title IV–B, subpart 1 child welfare services program requires agencies to ensure that children are visited by caseworkers at least monthly and that the majority of those visits occur in the child’s residence. 7. What information, if any, about caseworker visits with a child is essential to collect? Please provide information on any additional factors we should consider in proposing revisions to AFCARS. ACF will analyze the comments and utilize them to determine the necessary next steps to improve AFCARS. Additional Consultation Opportunities: In addition to this opportunity to inform development of the new NPRM, we plan to hold four inperson consultations in ACF Regions VI, VII, VIII, and X and two webinars. We invite State representatives and Tribal leaders and/or their representatives of federally recognized Tribes to attend the in-person meetings or webinars to provide their input on the questions raised above. Teleconference lines will also be available during these in-person sessions. Any person who would like to attend one of the Regional consultation sessions in-person or via phone must register at least one week in advance of the meeting date by contacting the applicable Children’s Bureau (CB) Regional Program Manager. Registered participants for the consultation session may submit written remarks in advance, or present them in oral or written form at the consultation session. Any person who would like to participate in one of the webinars should register via the website for each webinar below. Persons may also provide written comments as noted in the ADDRESSES section, regardless of their participation in an inperson session or webinar. Finally, please note that Federal representatives attending the consultation sessions will not be able to respond directly during the session to the concerns or questions PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 raised by participants. The consultation sessions and contact information are listed below: Webinar #1: September 8, 2010 2:30 EDT. Webinar #2: September 15, 2010 2:30 EDT. Register for the webinar of your choice by contacting the National Resource Center for Data and Technology at http://www.nrccwdt.org. Region VI—October 5, 2010, 9:30–11:30 CDT 1301 Young Street, Room 1119, Dallas, TX 75202; Contact: Janis Brown, CB Regional Program Manager, phone (214) 767–9648 or e-mail janis.brown@acf.hhs.gov. Region VII—September 17, 2010, 9:30– 11:30 CDT 601 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106; Contact: Rosalyn Wilson, CB Regional Program Manager, phone (816) 426–3981 or e-mail rosalyn.wilson@acf.hhs.gov. Region VIII—September 22, 2010, 9:30– 11:30 MDT Byron Rogers Federal Building, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294; Contact: Marilyn Kennerson, CB Regional Program Manager, phone (303) 844– 3100 or e-mail marilyn.kennerson@acf.hhs.gov. Region X—September 23, 2010, 9:30– 11:30 PDT 2201 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121–1827; Contact: Tina Minor, CB Regional Program Manager, phone (206) 615–2482 or e-mail tina.minor@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: July 15, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–18042 Filed 7–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) Requirements Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. ACTION: Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 141 / Friday, July 23, 2010 / Notices Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) Requirements. Sections 474(a)(3)(C) and (D) of the Social Security Act (the Act) provide States with the opportunity to access additional funding through title IV–E to plan, design, develop, implement, and operate a Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). The regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50–1355.57 were established in response to this legislation and were issued on December 22, 1993. Several major legislative initiatives, including the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–351), hereafter referred to as Fostering Connections, have been enacted since SACWIS regulations were finalized, and have had a significant impact on child welfare practice and the Information Technology (IT) systems used to support these programs. Given the breadth of these changes, we believe it is time to review and consider whether we should amend the current regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50–1355.57 to ensure that they comport with requirements in titles IV– B and IV–E of the Act, support title IV– E agencies seeking to use new technological tools to meet legislative requirements, and support programmatic initiatives, while providing additional flexibility to title IV–E agencies as permitted under law. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before October 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: DSSComments@acf.hhs.gov. Please include ‘‘Comments on SACWIS Federal Register Notice’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail or Courier Delivery: Terry Watt, Director, Division of State Systems, Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Instructions: Please be aware that mail sent to us may take an additional 3–4 days to process due to changes in mail handling resulting from the anthrax crisis of October 2001. If you choose to use an express, overnight, or other special delivery method, please ensure first that they are able to deliver to the above address during the normal workweek. We urge you to submit comments electronically to ensure they WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 are received in a timely manner. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Watt, Director, Division of State Systems, Children’s Bureau, 1250 Maryland Ave, SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 690–8177. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SACWIS Background Sections 474(a)(3)(C) and (D) of the Act provide Federal funding for the planning, development and operation of a SACWIS. This funding was prompted by a critical need to provide: (1) More efficient, economical, and effective administration of the programs under titles IV–B and IV–E; and (2) support for automated systems in a comprehensive fashion to improve practices and ultimately result in better service delivery to children and families served by title IV–E agencies. Current SACWIS regulations mandate that: • Title IV–E agencies must build or have a comprehensive IT case management system with centralized, uniform functionality in order to qualify for a favorable cost allocation methodology and additional Federal Financial Participation (FFP). • The system must collect and maintain the information needed for the Adoption and Foster Care Annual Reporting System (AFCARS) report. • To the extent practicable, the system must provide for an interface with the title IV–E agency’s child abuse and neglect data system and the systems used to support the title IV–A, IV–D, and XIX programs. An Interim Final Rule concerning the requirements for States seeking to pursue enhanced funding for the development and operation of SACWIS systems was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 1993 (58 FR 67939). The Final Rule was published on May 19, 1995 and codified in Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50–1355.57. Limitations of Current SACWIS Regulations Federal child welfare laws have changed considerably since the SACWIS regulations were issued fifteen years ago due to the enactment of several major child welfare legislative initiatives. For example, the Fostering Connections legislation made a number of changes to the title IV–E program including an option for Tribes to directly operate their own title IV–E programs. The resulting changes in statutes and policy PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43189 have significantly influenced child welfare practices and the supporting automated systems. Title IV–E agency practice models have also changed, with some agencies using a mix of public and private agencies to provide services to children and families. In addition to the legislative changes previously noted, information technology (IT) has grown more flexible. IT strategies, such as data standardization, Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture have the potential to help title IV–E agencies integrate data and functions from disparate systems to meet program goals. However, current SACWIS regulations, as written, may limit IT options for meeting program needs of State and Tribal title IV–E agencies. Opportunity to Comment The Children’s Bureau is committed to providing title IV–E agencies with additional flexibility to implement technological options they need to build economical, efficient, and effective information systems that support child welfare policy and practice. We are beginning the process of reviewing SACWIS regulations to consider providing title IV–E agencies with increased flexibility to design information systems to support child welfare policy and practice. Therefore we are soliciting comments from interested parties. Please comment on any aspects of SACWIS that you wish. We are particularly interested in obtaining input on: 1. What requirements in current SACWIS regulations inhibit or support the development of efficient, effective, and economical case management systems? 2. How can States and Tribes maintain the consistency of data that is defined, collected, and maintained in multiple systems to ensure a common understanding of the families’ history and circumstances across the different systems, including the system(s) used to submit Federal reports? 3. What data do States and Tribes consider critical to their business practice model? Are there data needs for managing the title IV–E program that are not easily met by SACWIS systems and how are those data needs currently being addressed? 4. How can the systems used by States or Tribes be designed to support the seamless management of data across multiple systems over time? (e.g., when systems are replaced; when provider contracts expire or are terminated; or when families move from one provider to a different provider using a different system.) E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 43190 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 141 / Friday, July 23, 2010 / Notices 5. How can the SACWIS regulations be modified to encourage flexibility and support different practice models while ensuring standardized data is available as needed? ACF will consider the comments after the comment period closes to further assess SACWIS regulations. Dated: July 15, 2010. Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–18038 Filed 7–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 75 FR 34465, dated June 9, 2010) is amended to reflect the substructure of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Section C–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: After the title and functional statements for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (CVG), insert the following: National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CVL). The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) works to prevent and control a broad range of infectious diseases through public leadership, partnerships, science, and systems. In carrying out these activities, NCEZID: (1) Works collaboratively across CDC and with external partners to conduct, coordinate, support, and evaluate public health efforts to prevent and minimize morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases, promoting a One Health approach involving the interface of animal, human, and environmental factors; (2) develops, evaluates, and advances science, programs, management, and operations toward meeting the agency’s infectious disease related mission and goals; (3) conducts epidemiologic and laboratory science and applied research aimed at identifying risk factors and disease burdens and developing and implementing public health programs, practices, and policies for infectious disease VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 prevention and control; (4) works with domestic and global partners to provide technical and subject matter expertise in responding to outbreaks and in establishing, maintaining, and evaluating disease control and prevention programs; (5) supports a broad range of cross-cutting and collaborative programs aimed at enhancing public health capacity at the local, State, and national levels; (6) works to improve the quality and safety of healthcare through efforts to reduce healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance and to ensure the safety of medical products, including vaccines; (7) conducts activities to improve the safety of food and water and reduce related enteric illnesses; (8) administers a national quarantine program to prevent U.S. importation and spread of infectious diseases; (9) works with CDC colleagues and external partners to improve public health preparedness at the local, State, and national levels; and (10) works to increase public health prevention efforts for populations at increased risk for infectious diseases. 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(1) Provides leadership in preventing and controlling foodborne illness by coordinating related activities within CDC and with other local, State, Federal, and international organizations; (2) directs the activities related to development of long-term NCEZID, OID, and CDC strategies, policies, and budgets for foodborne disease prevention activities; (3) allocates and tracks interagency resources within CDC for foodborne disease surveillance, outbreak response, applied research, education and training; (4) administers and tracks resources for foodborne disease prevention and control activities of State and local health departments and other organizations; (5) represents NCEZID and CDC programs and PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prevention policies in meetings with governmental, non-governmental, private, and international organizations; (6) reviews, prepares, and coordinates congressional testimony and briefing documents related to foodborne diseases, and analyzes programmatic and policy implications of legislative proposals; and (7) provides direction and administrative support to the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Foodborne Disease Surveillance. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide 
Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) Requirements

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for 
Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, 
Children's Bureau.

ACTION: Request for Public Comment Concerning the Redesign of Statewide

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SUMMARY: Sections 474(a)(3)(C) and (D) of the Social Security Act (the 
Act) provide States with the opportunity to access additional funding 
through title IV-E to plan, design, develop, implement, and operate a 
Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). The 
regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50-1355.57 were established in response to 
this legislation and were issued on December 22, 1993.
    Several major legislative initiatives, including the Fostering 
Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 
110-351), hereafter referred to as Fostering Connections, have been 
enacted since SACWIS regulations were finalized, and have had a 
significant impact on child welfare practice and the Information 
Technology (IT) systems used to support these programs. Given the 
breadth of these changes, we believe it is time to review and consider 
whether we should amend the current regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50-
1355.57 to ensure that they comport with requirements in titles IV-B 
and IV-E of the Act, support title IV-E agencies seeking to use new 
technological tools to meet legislative requirements, and support 
programmatic initiatives, while providing additional flexibility to 
title IV-E agencies as permitted under law.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before October 21, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: DSSComments@acf.hhs.gov. Please include ``Comments 
on SACWIS Federal Register Notice'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail or Courier Delivery: Terry Watt, Director, Division 
of State Systems, Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth 
and Families, Administration for Children and Families, 1250 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.
    Instructions: Please be aware that mail sent to us may take an 
additional 3-4 days to process due to changes in mail handling 
resulting from the anthrax crisis of October 2001. If you choose to use 
an express, overnight, or other special delivery method, please ensure 
first that they are able to deliver to the above address during the 
normal workweek. We urge you to submit comments electronically to 
ensure they are received in a timely manner. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any 
personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Watt, Director, Division of 
State Systems, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Ave, SW., 8th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20024; (202) 690-8177.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

SACWIS Background

    Sections 474(a)(3)(C) and (D) of the Act provide Federal funding 
for the planning, development and operation of a SACWIS. This funding 
was prompted by a critical need to provide: (1) More efficient, 
economical, and effective administration of the programs under titles 
IV-B and IV-E; and (2) support for automated systems in a comprehensive 
fashion to improve practices and ultimately result in better service 
delivery to children and families served by title IV-E agencies.
    Current SACWIS regulations mandate that:
     Title IV-E agencies must build or have a comprehensive IT 
case management system with centralized, uniform functionality in order 
to qualify for a favorable cost allocation methodology and additional 
Federal Financial Participation (FFP).
     The system must collect and maintain the information 
needed for the Adoption and Foster Care Annual Reporting System 
(AFCARS) report.
     To the extent practicable, the system must provide for an 
interface with the title IV-E agency's child abuse and neglect data 
system and the systems used to support the title IV-A, IV-D, and XIX 
programs.
    An Interim Final Rule concerning the requirements for States 
seeking to pursue enhanced funding for the development and operation of 
SACWIS systems was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 
1993 (58 FR 67939). The Final Rule was published on May 19, 1995 and 
codified in Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50-1355.57.

Limitations of Current SACWIS Regulations

    Federal child welfare laws have changed considerably since the 
SACWIS regulations were issued fifteen years ago due to the enactment 
of several major child welfare legislative initiatives. For example, 
the Fostering Connections legislation made a number of changes to the 
title IV-E program including an option for Tribes to directly operate 
their own title IV-E programs. The resulting changes in statutes and 
policy have significantly influenced child welfare practices and the 
supporting automated systems. Title IV-E agency practice models have 
also changed, with some agencies using a mix of public and private 
agencies to provide services to children and families.
    In addition to the legislative changes previously noted, 
information technology (IT) has grown more flexible. IT strategies, 
such as data standardization, Enterprise Architecture and Service 
Oriented Architecture have the potential to help title IV-E agencies 
integrate data and functions from disparate systems to meet program 
goals. However, current SACWIS regulations, as written, may limit IT 
options for meeting program needs of State and Tribal title IV-E 
agencies.

Opportunity to Comment

    The Children's Bureau is committed to providing title IV-E agencies 
with additional flexibility to implement technological options they 
need to build economical, efficient, and effective information systems 
that support child welfare policy and practice. We are beginning the 
process of reviewing SACWIS regulations to consider providing title IV-
E agencies with increased flexibility to design information systems to 
support child welfare policy and practice. Therefore we are soliciting 
comments from interested parties. Please comment on any aspects of 
SACWIS that you wish. We are particularly interested in obtaining input 
on:
    1. What requirements in current SACWIS regulations inhibit or 
support the development of efficient, effective, and economical case 
management systems?
    2. How can States and Tribes maintain the consistency of data that 
is defined, collected, and maintained in multiple systems to ensure a 
common understanding of the families' history and circumstances across 
the different systems, including the system(s) used to submit Federal 
reports?
    3. What data do States and Tribes consider critical to their 
business practice model? Are there data needs for managing the title 
IV-E program that are not easily met by SACWIS systems and how are 
those data needs currently being addressed?
    4. How can the systems used by States or Tribes be designed to 
support the seamless management of data across multiple systems over 
time? (e.g., when systems are replaced; when provider contracts expire 
or are terminated; or when families move from one provider to a 
different provider using a different system.)

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    5. How can the SACWIS regulations be modified to encourage 
flexibility and support different practice models while ensuring 
standardized data is available as needed?
    ACF will consider the comments after the comment period closes to 
further assess SACWIS regulations.

    Dated: July 15, 2010.
Bryan Samuels,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.
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