Notice of meeting.
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The meeting will be open to the public.
Name of Committee: HIT Standards Committee.
General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to the National Coordinator on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information for purposes of adoption, consistent with the implementation of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, and in accordance with policies developed by the HIT Policy Committee.
Date and Time: The meeting will be held on December 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Location: This meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Detailed call-in information is posted on the ONC Web site, http://healthit.hhs.gov.
Contact Person for More Information: MacKenzie Robertson, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-8089, Fax: 202-260-1276, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call the contact person for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice.
Agenda: The committee will hear reports from its workgroups and updates from ONC and other Federal agencies. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than two (2) business days prior to the meeting. If ONC is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, it will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on ONC's Web site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov
Procedure: ONC is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the Committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before two days prior to the Committee's meeting date. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled in the agenda. Time allotted for each presentation will be limited to three minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled public comment period, ONC will take written comments after the meeting until close of business on that day.
ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings. If you require special assistance due to a disability, please contact MacKenzie Robertson at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2).
Dated: October 22, 2012.
FACA Program Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-26657 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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