Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the Working Group assigned by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to study the issue of Health Information Technology will hold an open public meeting on August 10, 2006.
The session will take place in Room N4437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 9:45 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch, is for Working Group members to hear testimony from invited witnesses. The Working Group will study what is necessary to encourage the widespread adoption of health information technology using common standards and how the federal government can work with the private sector and industry to accomplish this objective.
Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement pertaining to the topic may do so by submitting 25 copies on or before August 3, 2006 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements received on or before August 3, 2006 will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Working Group should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good by August 3, 2006 at the address indicated.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, this 18th day of July, 2006.
Ann L. Combs,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 06-6522 Filed 7-25-06; 8:45 am]
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