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Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs will be held on May 8-9, 2012, in room 230 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on May 8 and at 12 noon on May 9. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA's prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special disabilities programs, which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions.

On May 8, the Committee will be briefed by the Chief Research and Development Officer; Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology; Director of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events; Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer; and Director of Blind Rehabilitation Services. On May 9, the Committee will be briefed by the Chief Consultant for Telehealth Services.

No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct questions or submit written statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting to Mr. Larry N. Long, Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Patient Care Services, Rehabilitation Services (10P4RD), VA, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20420, or by email at Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Mr. Long at (202) 461-7354.

By Direction of the Secretary.

Dated: April 16, 2012.

Vivian Drake,

Committee Management Officer.

[FR Doc. 2012-9498 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]