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Frame Development for the Residential Care Component of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (OMB No. 0920-0912, expired 1/31/2013)—Reinstatement no change—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
NCHS seeks approval to collect data needed to develop up-to-date sampling frames of residential care facilities. Three year clearance is requested. Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, “shall collect statistics on health resources. . . [and] utilization of health care, including extended care facilities, and other institutions.”
The sampling frames will be used to draw nationally representative samples for two waves of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). The frame-related data will be collected from representatives in state regulatory agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia primarily via telephone calls, emails, and in a few cases, via formal written requests. The frame information was first collected in 2012 (OMB No. 0920-0912, expired 1/31/2013). The data to be collected from these state officials include (1) confirming that we have identified the appropriate licensure categories of residential care facilities within each state that meet the NSLTCP definition and (2) for each relevant licensure category, requesting an electronic file of the licensed residential care facilities for which the agency is responsible if such files with the needed variables are not downloadable from the state's Web site.
The NSLTCP study definition of a residential care facility is one that is licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by the state to provide room and board with at least two meals a day, provide around-the-clock on-site supervision, and help with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, or dressing) or health related services, such as medication supervision; serves primarily an adult population; and has at least four licensed, certified, or regulated beds. Facilities licensed to serve the mentally ill or the intellectually disabled/developmentally disabled populations exclusively are excluded. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are also excluded, unless they have a unit or wing meeting the above definition and residents can be separately enumerated.
The electronic files we seek to obtain from the states should include the name, address, phone number, and Web site (if available) of the residential care facility; name, phone number, and email address (if available) of facility director; licensure category; chain affiliation; ownership type; and bed size. Data on individual facilities are confidential and a public-use file will not be produced.
Expected users of the findings from the frame data include, but are not limited to CDC's NCHS and its contractors; other Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies, such as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; associations, such as Start Printed Page 34387Leading Age (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging), National Center for Assisted Living, American Seniors Housing Association, and Assisted Living Federation of America; universities; foundations; and other private sector organizations.
Burden is estimated at approximately 2.5 hours per state each time the frame will be developed, including time to verify contact information, to respond to a semi-structured telephone protocol, and to develop the facility listing in an electronic format. Three year clearance is requested to cover two collections of frame information. The burden for the two collections is shown in Table 1 below. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate. The total estimate of annualized burden is 88 hours based on two data collections during the three year clearance period.
Table 1—Estimated Annualized Burden Table
|Type of respondent||Form name||Number of respondents||Number of responses/
respondent||Average burden/response (in hours)|
|State Government Representatives||Contact info verification||34||1||5/60|
|State Government Representatives||Telephone protocol||34||1||30/60|
|State Government Representatives||Electronic file development||34||1||2|
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-13455 Filed 6-6-13; 8:45 am]
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