Submission for OMB Review; Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection), 13903-13904 [2021-05100]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 46 / Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Notices 80111) entitled ‘‘Request for an Exception to the Prohibition on Expansion of Facility Capacity Under the Hospital Ownership and Rural Provider Exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Prohibition.’’ In the December 2020 notice, we stated that as permitted by section 1877(i)(3) of the Act and our regulations at § 411.362(c), the following physician-owned hospital requested an exception to the prohibition on expansion of facility capacity: Name of Facility: Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital. Location: 1495 Frazier Road, Ruston, Louisiana 71270–1632. Basis for Exception Request: High Medicaid Facility. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES In the December 2020 notice, we solicited comments from individuals and entities in the community in which Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/ a Serenity Springs Hospital is located. During the 30-day public comment period, we received no public comments. IV. Decision This final notice announces our decision to approve Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital’s request for an exception to the prohibition against expansion of facility capacity. Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital submitted the data and certifications necessary to demonstrate that it satisfies the criteria to qualify as a high Medicaid facility as specified in the November 30, 2011 final rule. In accordance with section 1877(i)(3) of the Act, we are granting Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital’s request for an exception to the expansion of facility capacity prohibition based on the following criteria: • Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital is not the sole hospital in the county in which the hospital is located; • With respect to each of the 3 most recent 12-month periods for which data are available as of the date the hospital submitted its request, Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital had an annual percent of total inpatient admissions under Medicaid that is estimated to be greater than such percent with respect to such admissions for any other hospital located in the county in which the hospital is located; and • Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital certified that it does not discriminate against beneficiaries of federal health care VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 programs and does not permit physicians practicing at the hospital to discriminate against such beneficiaries. Our decision grants Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital’s request to add a total of 18 operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds. Under the regulations in place at the time the request was filed, the expansion may occur only in facilities on the hospital’s main campus and may not result in the number of operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds for which Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital is licensed to exceed 200 percent of its baseline number of operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds. Solutions Medical Consulting, LLC d/b/a Serenity Springs Hospital certified that its baseline number of operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds is 18. Accordingly, we find that granting an additional 18 operating rooms, procedure rooms, and beds will not exceed the limitation on a permitted expansion. V. 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[FR Doc. 2021–05095 Filed 3–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13903 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: This is a primary data collection request for the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) study to examine, using qualitative case studies, different approaches to implementing competency frameworks and assessing competencies of teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers who work in group early care and education (ECE) settings (centers and family child care homes). Each case study will focus on a specific competency framework used by states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, or ECE programs. This study aims to present an internally valid description of the implementation of competency frameworks and assessment of competencies for up to seven purposively selected cases, not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service populations. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The ITTCC study will examine implementation and assessment of competency frameworks at (1) the system level (that is, among those charged with creating a structure for and supporting implementation in states, institutions of higher education, and/or professional organizations); and (2) the program level (that is, in the center-based settings and family child SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 13904 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 46 / Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Notices care homes in which infant/toddler teachers and caregivers work). We will collect information on how competency frameworks have been developed and implemented; how competencies are assessed; how program directors, center directors, family child care providers, and teachers and caregivers use competency frameworks; key lessons related to implementing competency frameworks and assessing competencies; and perspectives on how competencies can help build the capacity of the workforce teaching and caring for infants and toddlers and support quality improvement. Respondents: System-level staff (this may include lead developers, lead adopters, administrators for state/local quality improvement initiatives, administrators of licensing and/or credentialing agencies, higher education Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument System-Level Screening Protocol (Instrument 1) ................ System-Level Master Semi-structured Interview Protocol (Instrument 2) ................................................................... Nominations for Programs Protocol (Instrument 3) ............. Program-Level Screening Protocol (Instrument 4) .............. Program-Level Master Semi-structured Interview Protocol (Instrument 5): Directors .................................................. Program-Level Master Semi-structured Interview Protocol (Instrument 5): Family child care providers ..................... Program-Level Master Semi-structured Interview Protocol (Instrument 5): Center-based teachers ............................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 102.25. Authority: Head Start Act Section 640 [42 U.S.C. 9835] and Section 649 [42 U.S.C. 9844], and the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990, as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–186). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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ACTION: Notice khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Annual burden (in hours) 30 1 .6 18 9 60 15 70 1 1 1 1.5 .3 .6 90 4.5 42 45 2.25 21 20 1 1 20 10 20 1 1 20 10 20 1 0.5 10 5 required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 30-day notice collects comments on the information collection requirements related to the proposed Extension with minor changes on the information collection requirements related to Prevention and Public Health Funds Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by April 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. By mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW, Rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Skowronski, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Shannon Skowronski, 202–795– 7438, shannon.skowronski@acl.hhs.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 46 (Thursday, March 11, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Infant and Toddler Teacher and 
Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) Study (New Collection)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: This is a primary data collection request for the Infant and 
Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) study to examine, 
using qualitative case studies, different approaches to implementing 
competency frameworks and assessing competencies of teachers and 
caregivers of infants and toddlers who work in group early care and 
education (ECE) settings (centers and family child care homes). Each 
case study will focus on a specific competency framework used by 
states, institutions of higher education, professional organizations, 
or ECE programs. This study aims to present an internally valid 
description of the implementation of competency frameworks and 
assessment of competencies for up to seven purposively selected cases, 
not to promote statistical generalization to different sites or service 
populations.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The ITTCC study will examine implementation and 
assessment of competency frameworks at (1) the system level (that is, 
among those charged with creating a structure for and supporting 
implementation in states, institutions of higher education, and/or 
professional organizations); and (2) the program level (that is, in the 
center-based settings and family child

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care homes in which infant/toddler teachers and caregivers work). We 
will collect information on how competency frameworks have been 
developed and implemented; how competencies are assessed; how program 
directors, center directors, family child care providers, and teachers 
and caregivers use competency frameworks; key lessons related to 
implementing competency frameworks and assessing competencies; and 
perspectives on how competencies can help build the capacity of the 
workforce teaching and caring for infants and toddlers and support 
quality improvement.
    Respondents: System-level staff (this may include lead developers, 
lead adopters, administrators for state/local quality improvement 
initiatives, administrators of licensing and/or credentialing agencies, 
higher education stakeholders, other training and technical assistance 
providers, state-level oversight of federal programs) and program-level 
staff (program and/or center directors, professional development 
coordinators/managers, center-based teachers/caregivers and family 
child care providers).
    Annual Burden Estimates:

 
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                                                     Number of
                                     Number of     responses per      Average
                                    respondents     respondent      burden per     Total burden    Annual burden
           Instrument               (total over     (total over    response (in     (in hours)      (in hours)
                                      request         request         hours)
                                      period)         period)
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System-Level Screening Protocol               30               1              .6              18               9
 (Instrument 1).................
System-Level Master Semi-                     60               1             1.5              90              45
 structured Interview Protocol
 (Instrument 2).................
Nominations for Programs                      15               1              .3             4.5            2.25
 Protocol (Instrument 3)........
Program-Level Screening Protocol              70               1              .6              42              21
 (Instrument 4).................
Program-Level Master Semi-                    20               1               1              20              10
 structured Interview Protocol
 (Instrument 5): Directors......
Program-Level Master Semi-                    20               1               1              20              10
 structured Interview Protocol
 (Instrument 5): Family child
 care providers.................
Program-Level Master Semi-                    20               1             0.5              10               5
 structured Interview Protocol
 (Instrument 5): Center-based
 teachers.......................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 102.25.

    Authority: Head Start Act Section 640 [42 U.S.C. 9835] and 
Section 649 [42 U.S.C. 9844], and the Child Care and Development 
Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990, as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 
(Pub. L. 113-186).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-05100 Filed 3-10-21; 8:45 am]
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