[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 28, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 59674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24207]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

42 CFR Part 5


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

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of 
Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professional Shortage 
Areas.

DATES: Meetings will be held on October 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 
October 14, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and October 15, 2010, 9 a.m. to 
12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Meetings will be held at the Legacy Hotel and Meeting 
Centre, Georgetown Room, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852, (301) 881-2300.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information, please contact 
Nicole Patterson, 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: npatterson@hrsa.gov or visit http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, October 13, 
Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15. It will include a 
discussion of the various components of a possible methodology for 
identifying areas of shortage and underservice, based on the 
recommendations of the Committee in the previous meeting. The Friday 
morning meeting will include development of the agenda for the next 
meeting, as well as an opportunity for public comment.
    Requests from the public to make oral comments or to provide 
written comments to the Committee should be sent to Nicole Patterson at 
the contact address above at least 10 days prior to the meeting. The 
meetings will be open to the public as indicated above, 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 21, 2010.
Sahira Rafiullah,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2010-24207 Filed 9-27-10; 8:45 am]
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