Federal Register: December 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 245)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-21777
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Affairs Department
OMB ID: [OMB Control No. 2900-0616]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 20, 2007.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine nonFederal nursing home or residential care home qualification in providing care to veteran patients.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 35013521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VHA
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility;
(2) the accuracy of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
a. Application for Furnishing LongTerm Care Services to Beneficiaries of Veterans Affairs, VA Form 101170.
b. Residential Care Home ProgramSponsor Application, VA Form 10 2407.
OMB Control Number: 29000616.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
a. VA Form 101170 is completed by community agencies wishing to provide long term care to veterans receiving VA benefits.
b. VA Form 102407 is an application used by a residential care facility or home that wishes to provide residential home care to veterans. It serves as the agreement between VA and the residential care home that the home will submit to an initial inspection and comply with VA requirements for residential care.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Notforprofit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government.
Estimated Annual Burden:
a. VA Form 10117083 hours.
b. VA Form 10240742 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
a. VA Form 10117010 minutes.
b. VA Form 1024075 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
a. VA Form 101170500.
b. VA Form 102407500.
Dated: December 11, 2006.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Initiative Coordination Service.
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