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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Restraint and Seclusion Standards for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities; Form Start Printed Page 48687No.: CMS-R-306 (OMB# 0938-0833); Use: Psychiatric residential treatment facilities are required to report deaths, serious injuries and attempted suicides to State Medicaid Agency and Protection and Advocacy Organization. They are also required to provide residents restraint and seclusion policy in writing and to document resident record of all activities involving use of restraint and seclusion; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not for profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 500; Total Annual Responses: 2,600,000; Total Annual Hours: 877,750. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA document identifier, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the CMS Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: CMS, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards, Attention: Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: September 11, 2001.

John P. Burke, III,

Reports Clearance Officer, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 01-23577 Filed 9-20-01; 8:45 am]

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