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Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD).

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Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board (DHB) has been scheduled.


Open to the public Monday, February 10, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Gatehouse, 8111 Gatehouse Road, Rooms 345 and 346, Falls Church, Virginia 22042. Registration is required. (Pre-meeting screening for building access and registration required. See guidance in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, “Meeting Accessibility.”)

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Captain Gregory Gorman, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, (703) 275-6060 (Voice), (703) 275-6064 (Facsimile), (Email). Mailing address is 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, Virginia 22042. Website:​dhb. The most up-to-date changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the website.

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This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C., Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.

Availability of Materials for the Meeting: Additional information, including the agenda, is available at the DHB website,​dhb. A copy of the agenda or any updates to the agenda for the February 10, 2020, meeting will be available on the DHB website. Any other materials presented in the meeting may be obtained at the meeting.

Purpose of the Meeting: The DHB provides independent advice and recommendations to maximize the safety and quality of, as well as access to, health care for DoD health care beneficiaries. The purpose of the meeting is to provide progress updates on specific taskings before the DHB. In addition, the DHB will receive information briefings on current issues related to military medicine.

Agenda: The DHB anticipates receiving a briefing on the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness initiative, briefings from Foreign Service Medical Liaisons regarding best practices in their countries for mental health and women's health, and a briefing on the Military Health System Transformation. The DHB also expects to receive progress updates from the Neurological/Behavioral Health Subcommittee on the Examination of Mental Health Accession Screening: Predictive Value of Current Measures and Processes review, the Health Care Delivery Subcommittee on the Active Duty Women's Health Care Services review, and the Public Health Subcommittee on the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Booster Immunization Practices review. Any changes to the agenda can be found at the link provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and subject to availability of space, this meeting is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2020. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. All members of the public who wish to attend the public meeting must register by emailing their name, rank/title, and organization/company to or by contacting Dr. Clarice Waters at (703) 275-6003 no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Members of the public who do not have access to the Gatehouse building will be required to provide additional information before access to Gatehouse can be arranged by DHB staff and, when required, this information must be provided to the DHB Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Captain Gorman at (Email) or (703) 275-6060 (Voice).

Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Dr. Clarice Waters at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Written Statements: Any member of the public wishing to provide comments to the DHB related to its current taskings or mission may do so at any time in accordance with section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and the procedures described in this notice. Written statements may be submitted to the DHB DFO, Captain Gorman, at Supporting documentation may also be included, to establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any necessary background information. If the written statement is not received at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting, the DFO may choose to postpone consideration of the statement until the next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the DHB President and ensure they are provided to members of the DHB before the meeting that is subject to this notice. After reviewing the written comments, the President and the DFO may choose to invite the submitter to orally present their issue during an open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. The DFO, in consultation with the DHB President, may allot time for members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion by the DHB.

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Dated: January 9, 2020.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2020-00438 Filed 1-13-20; 8:45 am]