Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting.
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Meetings will be held on July 20, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 21, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Meetings will be held at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria, 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 836-4700.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Emily Cumberland, Office of Policy Coordination, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9-49, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443-4662, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/shortage/.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
Purpose: The purpose of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas is to establish criteria and a comprehensive methodology for Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas, using a Negotiated Rulemaking (NR) process. It is hoped that use of the NR process will yield a consensus among technical experts and stakeholders on a new rule for designation of medically underserved populations and primary care health professions shortage areas, which would be published as an Interim Final Rule in accordance with Section 5602 of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
Agenda: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21. It will include a discussion of various components of a possible methodology for identifying areas of shortage and underservice, based on the recommendations of the Committee in the previous meeting. The Thursday meeting will also include development of the agenda for the next meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments during the meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Requests from the public to make oral comments or to provide written comments to the Committee should be sent to Emily Cumberland at the contact address above at least 10 days prior to the first day of the meeting, July 20. The meetings will be open to the public as indicated above, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the contact person listed above at least 10 days prior to the meeting.Start Signature
Dated: June 27, 2011.
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2011-16718 Filed 7-1-11; 8:45 am]
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