[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2018)]
[Pages 51985-51986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22511]



Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATES: The Members of the National Council on Disability (NCD) 
will hold a quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m., Central Time, in Jackson, MS.

PLACE: This meeting will occur in Jackson, Mississippi at the Hilton 
Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown, Triple C's: Club, Crown, Coronet, 2nd 
Floor, 235 W Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201. Interested parties may 
join the meeting in person at the meeting location or may join by phone 
in a listening-only capacity (other than the period allotted for public 
comment noted below) using the following call-in

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information: Teleconference number: 1-800-667-5617; Conference ID: 
6973399; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Neil Romano.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will receive agency updates on 
policy projects, finance, governance, and other business. Following 
agency updates, the Council will receive a presentation on 14(c) of the 
Fair Labor Standards Act before lunch. Following lunch, the Council 
will receive a presentation on its latest report, ``New Deal to Real 
Deal: Joining the Industries of the Future,'' including a consumer 
panel to discuss it. Lunch will follow that panel. Following lunch, the 
Council will receive a series of presentations from a bioethics and 
disability panel on the topics of genetic testing and gene editing, 
organ transplant policy, the use of quality adjust life years to limit 
healthcare, and physician-assisted suicide. Following a brief break, 
the Council will next receive a presentation regarding involuntary 
institutionalization as a result of disasters. The meeting will then 
include a time for public comment on NCD's bioethics topics, before 
concluding with a brief period for any unfinished business.

AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each 
agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Central):

Tuesday, October 23

9:00-9:15 a.m.--Welcome and introductions
9:15-9:45 a.m.--Executive reports
9:45-11:45 a.m.--``From the New Deal to the Real Deal: Joining the 
Industries of the Future'' national disability employment policy and 
consumer panel
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.--LUNCH BREAK
1:15-3:15 p.m.--Bioethics and disability policy panel
3:15-3:30 p.m.--BREAK
3:30-4:15 p.m.--Involuntary institutionalization as a result of 
disasters policy panel
4:15-4:45 p.m.--Town hall to receive comments about bioethics and 
disability (The five areas NCD is conducting research on include: Organ 
transplants; medical futility; Quality Adjusted Life Years; physician 
assisted suicide; and genetic testing.)
4:45-5:00 p.m.--Unfinished business
5:00 p.m.--Adjourn

PUBLIC COMMENT: To better facilitate NCD's public comment, any 
individual interested in providing public comment is asked to register 
his or her intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to 
[email protected] with the subject line ``Public Comment'' with 
your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the 
body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be 
sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment 
at the quarterly meeting must be received by Monday, October 22, 2018. 
Priority will be given to those individuals who are in-person to 
provide their comments during the public comment period. Those 
commenters on the phone will be called on per the list of those 
registered via email. Due to time constraints, NCD asks all commenters 
to limit their comments to three minutes. Comments received at the 
October quarterly meeting will be limited to those regarding NCD's 
bioethics and disability research areas--organ transplants; medical 
futility; Quality Adjusted Life Years; physician assisted suicide; and 
genetic testing.

CONTACT PERSON: Anne Sommers, NCD, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 850, 
Washington, DC 20004; 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 (TTY).

ACCOMMODATIONS: A CART streamtext link has been arranged for this 
meeting. The web link to access CART on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 is: 
    Those who plan to attend the meeting in-person and require 
accommodations should notify NCD as soon as possible to allow time to 
make arrangements. To help reduce exposure to fragrances for those with 
multiple chemical sensitivities, NCD requests that all those attending 
the meeting in person refrain from wearing scented personal care 
products such as perfumes, hairsprays, and deodorants.

    Dated: October 11, 2018.
Sharon M. Lisa Grubb,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-22511 Filed 10-11-18; 4:15 pm]