[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 230 (Thursday, November 29, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 71195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28855]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0001]


Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical 
Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of 
the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on April 5, 2013 from 8 
a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: Holiday Inn, Ballroom, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., 
Gaithersburg, MD 20879. The hotel phone number is 301-948-8900.
    Contact Person: Jamie Waterhouse, Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire 
Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 1611, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 
Jamie.Waterhouse@fda.hhs.gov, 301-796-3063, or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area). 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. Therefore, 
you should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.
    Agenda: On April 5, 2013, the committee will discuss and make 
recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of Shortwave 
Diathermy devices. On July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39953), FDA issued a proposed 
rule which, if made final, would make Shortwave Diathermy devices Class 
III, requiring premarket approval. In response to the proposed rule, 
FDA received petitions under section 515(b)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act requesting a change in classification. The 
reclassification petitions are available for public review and comment 
at www.regulations.gov under docket number FDA-2012-N-0378.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting 
link.
    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 on or before 
March 1, 2013. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those individuals interested in 
making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and 
submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or 
arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed 
participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to 
make their presentation on or before February 21, 2013. Time allotted 
for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants 
requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated 
during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a 
lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing 
session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding 
their request to speak by February 25, 2013.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
outlets.
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact AnnMarie Williams, 
Committee Management Staff, 301-796-5966, at least 7 days in advance of 
the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures 
on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: November 23, 2012.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-28855 Filed 11-28-12; 8:45 am]
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