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HIT Standards Committee Advisory Meetings; Notice of Meetings

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Notice of meetings.

This notice announces forthcoming meetings of a public advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The meetings 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: These meetings will be held on the following dates and times:

January 16, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

February 20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

March 27, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

April 17, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

May 15, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

June 20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

July 17, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

August 22, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

September 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

October 16, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

November 13, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

December 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time.

For up-to-date information, go to the ONC Web site, http://www.healthit.gov/faca.

Contact Person: MacKenzie Robertson, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-8089, Fax: 202-260-1276, email: mackenzie.robertson@hhs.gov. Please call the contact person for up-to-date information on these meetings. 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 each meeting. If ONC is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to a 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 each meeting, at http://www.healthit.gov/faca.

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 each meeting until close of business on that day.

Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings. Seating is limited at the location, and ONC will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations 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: December 5, 2012.

MacKenzie Robertson,

FACA Program Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

[FR Doc. 2012-29822 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]

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