[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 7, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 54349]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22194]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of Medically 
Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas; Notice 
of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following 
meeting:
    Name: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of Medically 
Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage Areas.
    Date and time: September 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    September 23, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    September 24, 2010, 9 a.m. to12 p.m.
    Place: The Legacy Hotel, Georgetown Room, 1775 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852, (301) 881-2300.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
    Purpose: The purpose of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on 
Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health 
Professional Shortage Areas is to establish a comprehensive methodology 
and criteria for Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and 
Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas, using a Negotiated 
Rulemaking (NR) process. It is hoped that use of the NR process will 
yield a consensus among technical experts and stakeholders on a new 
rule, which will then be published as an Interim Final Rule in 
accordance with Section 5602 of Public Law 111-148, the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
    Agenda: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 
Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24, and will include an 
orientation to the negotiated rulemaking process, ground rules for 
Committee operations, and an overview of the key topics on which the 
Committee will explore and seek consensus. The Friday morning meeting 
will include development of the agenda for the next meeting, as well as 
an opportunity for public comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, please contact 
Lauren Krantz, Office of Shortage Designation, Bureau of Health 
Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9A-18, 
Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, 
Telephone (301) 443-9027, E-mail lkrantz@hrsa.gov, or visit http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requests from the public to make oral 
comments or to provide written comments to the Committee should be sent 
to Lauren Krantz at the contact address above at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting. The meetings will be open to the public as indicated 
below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan 
to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the 
Contact Person listed above at least 10 days prior to the meeting. 
Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at 
the Friday morning meeting.

    Dated: September 1, 2010.
Sahira Rafiullah,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2010-22194 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]
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