[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14798-14799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05212]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, 
and Integrative and Public Health

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the 
Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is 
hereby given that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the

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Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and 
Public Health (the ``Advisory Group''). The meeting will be open to the 
public. Information about the Advisory Group and the agenda for this 
meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/prevention/advisorygrp/index.html

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 28-29, 2013. Exact start and 
end times will be published closer to the meeting date at: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/prevention/advisorygrp/index.html.

ADDRESSES: 200 Independence Ave., SW., Room 505A, Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Surgeon General, 200 
Independence Ave., SW.; Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 701H; 
Washington, DC 20201; 202-205-9517; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 10, 2010, the President issued 
Executive Order 13544 to comply with the statutes under Section 4001 of 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. 
This legislation mandated that the Advisory Group was to be established 
within the Department of Health and Human Services. The charter for the 
Advisory Group was approved by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services on June 23, 2010; the charter was filed with the appropriate 
Congressional committees and the Library of Congress on June 24, 2010. 
The Advisory Group was established as a non-discretionary federal 
advisory committee. The Advisory Group was authorized to operate until 
June 10, 2012. Because the Advisory Group had been established by 
Presidential directive, it was necessary for appropriate action to be 
taken by the President or agency head to give authorization for the 
Advisory Group to be continued. The President issued Executive Order 
13591, dated November 23, 2011, to give authorization for the Advisory 
Group to continue to operate until September 30, 2012. No action was 
taken to continue the Advisory Group after the designated date. 
Therefore, the Advisory Group was terminated on September 30, 2012. On 
December 7, 2012, the President issued Executive Order 13631 to re-
establish the Advisory Group. A charter was developed for this purpose. 
The charter was approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
and filed with the appropriate Congressional committees, the Library of 
Congress, and the Committee Management Secretariat under the General 
Services Administration on February 6, 2013. The Advisory Group has 
been re-established as a non-discretionary federal advisory committee.
    Under Executive Order 13631, authorization is given for the 
Advisory Group to continue to operate as if the Committee had not been 
terminated on September 30, 2012. The Advisory Group will continue to 
provide recommendations and advice to the National Prevention, Health 
Promotion and Public Health Council (the ``Council''). The Advisory 
Group will continue to provide assistance to the Council in carrying 
out its mission. Under the existing directive, the Advisory Group is 
authorized to continue to operate until September 30, 2013.
    The Advisory Group membership shall consist of not more than 25 
non-federal members to be appointed by the President. The membership 
shall include a diverse group of licensed health professionals, 
including integrative health practitioners who have expertise in (1) 
Worksite health promotion; (2) community services, including community 
health centers; (3) preventive medicine; (4) health coaching; (5) 
public health education; (6) geriatrics; and (7) rehabilitation 
medicine. There are currently 22 members of the Advisory Group 
appointed by the President. This will be the seventh meeting of the 
Advisory Group.
    Public attendance at the meeting is limited to the space available. 
Members of the public who wish to attend must register by 12:00 p.m. 
EST on March 18, 2013. Individuals should register for public 
attendance at [email protected] by providing your full name 
and affiliation. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need 
special assistance and/or accommodations, i.e., sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should indicate so 
when they register. The public will have the opportunity to provide 
comments to the Advisory Group on March 29, 2013; public comment will 
be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Registration through the 
designated contact for the public comment session is also required. Any 
member of the public who wishes to have printed materials distributed 
to the Advisory Group for this scheduled meeting should submit material 
to the designed point of contact no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on March 
18, 2013.

    Dated: February 20, 2013.
Corinne M. Graffunder,
Designated Federal Officer, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health 
Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, Office of the Surgeon 
General.
[FR Doc. 2013-05212 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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