Submission for OMB Review; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171)

Cited as:85 FR 74730
Court:Children And Families Administration, Health And Human Services Department
Publication Date:23 Nov 2020
Record Number:2020-25772
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policies that CMS is considering for the
future design and implementation of
MVPs that were not addressed in the CY
2021 PFS proposed rule. The feedback
provided during this meeting will assist
us in evaluating and developing MVP
policies to be included in future
rulemaking.
II. Town Hall Meeting Format and
Conference Call/Webinar
A. Format of the Town Hall Meeting
This Town Hall meeting will function
as a discussion forum for interested
parties to provide feedback on the future
of MVP implementation. Therefore, we
will post information concerning the
MVP topics to be discussed, as specified
in the
DATES
section of this notice at the
website specified in the
ADDRESSES
section of this notice. Registrants are
expected to check the website for
updates and review the materials prior
to the meeting. Registrants will receive
an email notification once the materials
are live on the website.
The meeting will consist of morning
and afternoon sessions, with distinct
topics covered in each session.
Proposed topics for discussion in each
session are subject to change as
priorities dictate. The following topics
will be covered:
An overview of the objectives of the
meeting followed by a presentation of
the topics to be discussed, including an
overview of how groups can form
subgroups and report MVPs as
subgroups
An overview of MVP design
including, but not limited to MVP
scoring policies, and measures and
activities within MVPs.
An opportunity for registered
participants to provide feedback.
Therefore, a portion of the meeting will
be reserved for participants to ask
questions and provide verbal comments
on the Town Hall Agenda topics.
Participants will be able to submit
questions verbally and through an
online chat box. Time for participants to
provide feedback and ask questions will
be limited based on the number of
participants who want to provide verbal
feedback and ask questions.
B. Conference Call and Webinar
Information
Registered participants interested in
attending the Town Hall meeting will be
able to view and participate in the Town
Hall meeting via webinar. An open toll-
free phone line will be made available.
Information on the webinar will be
provided through an upcoming listserv
notice and posted on the Quality
Payment Program website at https://
qpp.cms.gov/about/resource-library.
Continue to check the website for
updates.
III. Registration Instructions
Ketchum, a CMS contractor, is
coordinating meeting registration. While
there is no registration fee, individuals
planning to attend the Town Hall
meeting must register to attend. Use the
link in the
ADDRESSES
section of this
notice to register. You will receive a
registration confirmation.
A recording and transcript of the
Town Hall meeting will be posted on
https://qpp.cms.gov/about/resource-
library following the event.
The Administrator of the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),
Seema Verma, having reviewed and
approved this document, authorizes
Lynette Wilson, who is the Federal
Register Liaison, to electronically sign
this document for purposes of
publication in the Federal Register.
Dated: October 29, 2020.
Lynette Wilson,
Federal Register Liaison, Department of
Health and Human Services.
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BILLING CODE 4120–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and
Families
Submission for OMB Review;
Voluntary Acknowledgment of
Paternity and Required Data Elements
for Paternity Establishment Affidavits
(OMB #0970–0171)
AGENCY
: Office of Child Support
Enforcement, Administration for
Children and Families, HHS.
ACTION
: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY
: The Office of Child Support
Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for
Children and Families (ACF), U.S.
Department of Health and Human
Services, is requesting a 3-year
extension of the Voluntary
Acknowledgment of Paternity and
Required Data Elements for Paternity
Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970–
0171). There are no changes requested
to the form, but burden estimates have
been adjusted.
DATES
: Comments due within 30 days of
publication. OMB must make a decision
about 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: Section 466(a)(5)(C) of
the Social Security Act requires states to
enact laws ensuring a simple civil
process for voluntarily acknowledging
paternity via an affidavit. The
development and use of an affidavit for
the voluntary acknowledgment of
paternity would include the minimum
requirements of the affidavit specified
by the Secretary of Health and Human
Services under section 452(a)(7) of the
Social Security Act and give full faith
and credit to such an affidavit signed in
any other state according to its
procedures. The state must provide that,
before a mother and putative father can
sign a voluntary acknowledgement of
paternity, the mother and putative
father must be given notice, orally and
in writing, of the alternatives to, the
legal consequences of, and the rights
(including any rights, if one parent is a
minor, due to minority status) and
responsibilities of acknowledging
paternity. The affidavits will be used by
hospitals, birth record agencies, and
other entities participating in the
voluntary paternity establishment
program to collect information from the
parents of nonmarital children.
Respondents: The parents of
nonmarital children, state and tribal
agencies operating child support
programs under Title IV–D of the Social
Security Act, hospitals, birth record
agencies, and other entities participating
in the voluntary paternity establishment
program.
Annual Burden Estimates
Since the previous approval of this
information collection in 2017, there
have been changes to the level of burden
estimated due to an increase in the
estimated number of partners involved
in the voluntary paternity
acknowledgment program by about
87,000 entities, and a change to the
method of calculating the Paternity
Acknowledgement Process. The current
calculation is a more accurate method,
using the number of nonmarital births
(rather than the previously used
universe of possible entities that could
provide the service) and results in a
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decrease in estimated burden for this
activity. Finally, burden estimates were
updated from the initial Federal
Register Notice related to this
information collection (85 FR 47216) to
correct a typo (no impact on overall
burden estimates) and to use more
current data (FY19 versus FY18) to
calculate the burden for the Paternity
Acknowledgement Process.
Instrument Annual
number of
respondents
Annual
number of
responses per
respondent
Average
annual burden
hours per
response
Annual
burden
hours
Training ............................................................................................................ 134,685 1 1 134,685
Paternity Acknowledgment Process ................................................................ 1,433,606 1 0.17 243,713
Data Elements ................................................................................................. 54 1 1 54
Ordering Brochures ......................................................................................... 2,693,693 1 .08 215,495
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 593,947.
Authority: 42 U.S.C. 666(a)(5)(C) and
652(a)(7).
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
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BILLING CODE 4184–41–P
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and
Families
Submission for OMB Review: State
Personal Responsibility Education
Program (PREP) (OMB #0970–0380)
AGENCY
: Family and Youth Services
Bureau (FYSB), Administration on
Children, Youth and Families (ACYF),
Administration for Children and
Families (ACF), HHS.
ACTION
: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY
: The Administration on
Children, Youth and Families (ACYF),
Family and Youth Services Bureau
(FYSB) requires mandatory formula
grant applications, state plans, and
performance progress reports from states
and territories for the development and
implementation of their State Personal
Responsibility Education Program
(PREP). The State PREP Funding
Opportunity Announcement sets forth
the application and state plan
requirements for the receipt of the
following documents from applicants
and awardees: Application, State Plan,
and Performance Progress Report.
ACYF/FYSB are requesting a
reinstatement with no changes to the
previously approved information
collections under OMB #0970–0380.
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 purpose of the State
PREP is to educate adolescents on both
abstinence and contraception to prevent
pregnancy and sexually transmitted
infections and at least three adulthood
preparation subjects. The Application
and State Plan will offer information
about the proposed state project and
will be used as the primary basis to
determine whether or not the project
meets the minimum requirements for
the award.
The Performance Progress Report will
inform the monitoring of the grantees’
program design, program evaluation,
management improvement, service
quality, and compliance with agreed
upon goals. ACYF/FYSB will use the
information to ensure effective service
delivery.
Respondents: Fifty states and nine
territories, to include the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin
Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana
Islands, the Federated States of
Micronesia, American Samoa, Marshall
Islands, and Palau.
A
NNUAL
B
URDEN
E
STIMATES
Instrument Total
number of
respondents
Total
number of
responses per
respondent
Average
burden hours
per response
Total
burden hours Annual
burden hours
Application ............................................................................ 59 1 24 1416 472
State Plan ............................................................................ 59 3 40 7080 2360
Performance Progress Reports ........................................... 59 6 16 5664 1888
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 4720.
Comments: The Department
specifically requests comments on (a)
whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the
agency, including whether the
information shall have practical utility;
(b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate
of the burden of the proposed collection
of information; (c) the quality, utility,
and clarity of the information to be
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the
burden of the collection of information
on respondents, including through the
use of automated collection techniques
or other forms of information
technology. Consideration will be given
to comments and suggestions submitted
within 30 days of this publication.
Authority: Section 513 of the Social
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 713), as amended by
Section 50503 of the Bipartisan Budget Act
of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–123) extended by
Section 2103 of the Continuing
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