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Health IT Standards Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Meeting

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS.


Notice of meeting

This notice announces updated dates for meetings of a public advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). These meetings are open to the public.

Name of Committee: Health IT 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 Health IT Policy Committee.

2016 Meeting Dates and Times

  • December 6, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m./Eastern Time (replacing the formerly announced November 2 and December 7 meetings)

○ This will be a virtual Joint Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards Committee meeting

For meeting locations, web conference information, and the most up-to-date information, please visit the calendar on the ONC Web site,​FACAS/​calendar.

Contact Person: Michelle Consolazio, email: Please email Michelle Consolazio for the most current information about 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/task forces and updates from ONC and other federal agencies. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. 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​facas/​health-it-standards-committee.

Procedure: 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 prior to the meeting date. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled prior to the lunch break and at the conclusion of each meeting. 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 open public session, ONC will take written comments after the meeting.

Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing wireless access or 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 Start Printed Page 79036physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Michelle Consolazio 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).

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Dated: October 31, 2016.

Michelle Consolazio,

FACA Program Director, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27172 Filed 11-9-16; 8:45 am]