[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12307-12308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5041]


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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 April 13, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 
April 14, 2011, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 15, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Meetings will be held at the Legacy Hotel and Meeting 
Centre, 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://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/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 (Committee) is to establish criteria and a 
comprehensive methodology 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 consensus among technical experts and

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stakeholders on a new rule for designation of medically underserved and 
primary care health professions shortage areas, which would be 
published as an Interim Final Rule in accordance with Section 5602 of 
the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
    Agenda: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13; Thursday, 
April 14; and Friday, April 15. It will include a discussion of 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 meeting will also include development of 
the agenda for the next meeting. Members of the public will have the 
opportunity to provide comments during the meeting on Friday afternoon, 
April 15.
    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 first day of 
the meeting, Wednesday, April 13. 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.

    Dated: February 23, 2011.
Reva Harris,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2011-5041 Filed 3-4-11; 8:45 am]
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