Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

 
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Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)

Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)

Notices

Pages 75811-75812

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2014-29740

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

Document Identifier HHS-OS-0990-New-30D

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for a new collection. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the Information Collection Request Title and document identifier HHS-OS-0990-New--30D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care: Evaluation of Awareness, Adoption, and Implementation

Abstract: The Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting a new approval from OMB for data collection on an evaluation project entitled ``National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care: Evaluation of Awareness, Adoption, and Implementation.'' The purpose of this assessment is to systematically describe and examine the awareness, knowledge, adoption, and implementation of the HHS OMH's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (hereafter referred to as the National CLAS Standards) in a sample of health and health care organizations, and to use the resultant data to develop a preliminary, model of implementation to guide organizational adoption and implementation of the National CLAS Standards. Originally released in 2001, the HHS OMH's National CLAS Standards are a set of recommended action steps intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities. The National CLAS Standards, revised in 2013, are comprised of 15 Standards that provide health and health care organizations with a blueprint for successfully implementing and maintaining culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Despite increased recognition of the National CLAS Standards as a fundamental tool for health and health care organizations to use in their efforts to become more culturally and linguistically competent, neither the original nor the enhanced National CLAS Standards have been systematically evaluated in terms of public awareness, organizational

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adoption and implementation, or impact on health services outcomes. There is a need, then, to collect information from health and health care organizations to understand how and to what extent the National CLAS Standards have been utilized by its intended audiences. Likely Respondents: The information to be collected as part of this assessment will come from five categories of respondents: Training and Development Specialists and Managers; Other Management; Health and Health Care Organization Executives and Managers; Health and Health Care Providers, Managers, and Support Staff; Health Care Practitioners; and Technical Staff.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours

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Average

Type of Number of Number burden per Total burden

Form name respondent respondent responses per response (hours)

respondent (hours)

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National CLAS Standards Training and 21 1 45/60 16

Stakeholder Interview. Development

Specialists and

Managers; Other

Management

Occupations

(that

contributed to

development of

National CLAS

Standards).

CLAS Stakeholder Interview.... Training and 21 1 1 21

Development

Specialists and

Managers; Other

Management

Occupations

(with subject

matter

expertise in

cultural

competence or

cultural and

linguistic

appropriate

services).

Health and Health Care Health and 140 1 1 140

Organization Leadership Health Care

Interview. Organization

Executives and

Managers.

Health and Health Care Health and 2,500 1 15/60 625

Organization Staff Survey. Health Care

Providers,

Managers, and

Support Staff.

Health and Health Care Health and 50,000 1 5/60 4,167

Organization Screener Survey. Health Care

Organization

Executives.

National CLAS Standards Health Care 240,000 1 10/60 40,000

Experience Form. Practitioners

and Technical

Occupations.

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Total..................... ................ .............. .............. .............. 44,969

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Darius Taylor,

Information Collection Clearance Officer.

FR Doc. 2014-29740 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am

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