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54488 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices

c. Proposed Activity Objectives for the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Affected Public: Business or other for-
New Budget Period; HUMAN SERVICES profit and Not-for-profit institutions;
d. Budget; Number of Respondents: 3,674; Total
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Annual Responses: 3,674; Total Annual
e. Measures of Effectiveness; and Services Hours: 8,816.
f. Additional Requested Information. [Document Identifier: CMS–R–38 and CMS– 2 Type of Information Collection
2. An annual progress report, due 90 R–96] Request: Extension of a currently
days after the end of the budget period, approved collection; Title of
Agency Information Collection Information Collection: Emergency and
which must contain a detailed summary
Activities: Submission for OMB Foreign Hospital Services—Beneficiary
of the elements required in the quarterly
Review; Comment Request Statement of Canadian Travel Claims
progress report; and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR
3. Final performance reports, due no AGENCY: Centers for Medicare &
424.123; Use: The emergency services
more than 90 days after the end of the Medicaid Services, HHS.
furnished a beneficiary outside the U.S.
In compliance with the requirement
project period; and are covered under Medicare if the
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
4. A Financial Status Report (FSR) SF Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the foreign hospital meets the conditions for
269 is due 90 days after the close of each Centers for Medicare & Medicaid a domestic nonparticipating hospital in
12 month budget period. Services (CMS), Department of Health addition to one of the following: (1) If
and Human Services, is publishing the the emergency is considered to have
Recipients must mail the reports to occurred within the U.S. and the reason
the Grants Management Specialist listed following summary of proposed
collections for public comment. for departure for the U.S. was to obtain
in the ‘‘Agency Contacts’’ section of this treatment; (2) if the emergency occurred
announcement. Interested persons are invited to send
comments regarding this burden in Canada while the beneficiary was
VII. Agency Contacts estimate or any other aspect of this traveling between Alaska and another
collection of information, including any State; (3) if the Canadian or Mexican
For program technical assistance, of the following subjects: (1) The hospital is closer, more accessible or
contact the following: necessity and utility of the proposed adequately equipped to handle the
information collection for the proper illness or injury; or (4) services were
Robin A. Robinson, Ph.D., Associate
performance of the Agency’s function; rendered aboard a ship in an American
Director (Acting) for Medical Counter
(2) the accuracy of the estimated port or on the same day the ship arrived
Measures Programs (Influenza), Office of
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, or departed from that port. Form
Public Health Emergency Medical Number: CMS–R–96 (OMB#: 0938–
Countermeasures, Office of Public utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and (4) the use of 0484); Frequency: Reporting—On
Health Emergency Preparedness, U.S. occasion; Affected Public: Individuals or
Department of Health and Human automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology to Households, Business or other for-profit,
Services, 330 Switzer Bldg., Room 1512, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of
330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC minimize the information collection
burden. Respondents: 1,100; Total Annual
20201, (202) 205–3931 office, (202) 205– Responses: 1,100; Total Annual Hours:
1. Type of Information Collection
3915 fax, e-mail: robin.robinson@ Request: Extension of a currently 275.
hhs.gov. approved collection; Title of To obtain copies of the supporting
Andrew Robertson, Ph.D., Office of Information Collection: Conditions of statement and any related forms for the
Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Certification for Rural Health Clinics proposed paperwork collections
U.S. Department of Health and Human and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR referenced above, access CMS Web site
Services, 200 Independence Avenue, 491.9, 491.10, 491.11; Use: The Rural address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
Health Clinic (RHC) conditions of PaperworkReductionActof1995, or e-
SW., Room 638G, Washington, DC
participation are based on criteria mail your request, including your
20201, (202) 401–5839, (202) 690–6512,
prescribed in law and are designed to address, phone number, OMB number,
e-mail: andrew.robertson@hhs.gov.
ensure that each facility has a properly and CMS document identifier, to
For financial, grants management, or Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the
trained staff to provide appropriate care
budget assistance, contact: Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–
and to assure a safe physical
DeWayne Wynn, Grants Management environment for patients. The Centers 1326.
Specialist, Office of Grants for Medicare and Medicaid Services Written comments and
Management, Office of Public Health (CMS) uses these conditions of recommendations for the proposed
and Science, Department of Health and participation to certify RHCs wishing to information collections must be mailed
participate in the Medicare program. or faxed within 30 days of this notice
Human Services, 1101 Wootten
These requirements are similar in intent directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB
Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD
to standards developed by industry Human Resources and Housing Branch,
20857, telephone: (240) 453–8822, e-
organizations such as the Joint Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New
mail address: Executive Office Building, Room 10235,
DeWayne.Wynn.os@hhs.gov. Commission on Accreditation of
Hospitals, and the National League of Washington, DC 20503. Fax Number:
Dated: September 11, 2006.
Nursing/American Public Association (202) 395–6974.
W. Craig Vanderwagen, and merely reflect accepted standards of Dated: September 8, 2006.
Assistant Secretary for Public Health management and care to which rural Michelle Shortt,
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Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Department of health clinics must adhere. Form Director, Regulations Development Group,
Health and Human Services. Number: CMS–R–38 (OMB#: 0938– Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory
[FR Doc. E6–15325 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] 0334); Frequency: Recordkeeping and Affairs.
BILLING CODE 4150–37–P Reporting—Annually and upon initial [FR Doc. E6–15307 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am]
application for Medicare approval; BILLING CODE 4120–01–P

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