Notice of Intent To Establish the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force and Request for Nominations for Task Force Members, 40772-40774 [2017-18182]

Download as PDF 40772 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s Web site at https:// 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: The committee will discuss appropriate patient selection criteria and clinical trial design features, including acceptable endpoints, for demonstrating clinical benefit for drugs intended to treat interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome. The committee will also discuss whether bladder pain syndrome and interstitial cystitis reflect overlapping or different populations, and whether it is appropriate to assess efficacy in the same way for both conditions. 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 https://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. All electronic and written submissions submitted to the docket (see ADDRESSES) on or before November 22, 2017, will be provided to the committee. 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 November 14, 2017. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 regarding their request to speak by November 15, 2017. 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 disabilities. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Kalyani Bhatt 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 https://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: August 22, 2017. Anna K. Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–18131 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Informaton about the NACRHHS meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http:// www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/ rural/. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 11, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MDT; September 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. MDT; and September 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Spring Hill Suites located at 424 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83706, (208) 342–1044. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Hirsch, MSLS, Administrative Coordinator, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, 17W29C, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0835, Fax (301) 443–2803. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACRHHS provides counsel and recommendations to the Secretary with respect to the delivery, research, development, and administration of health and human services in rural areas. The meeting on Monday, September 11, will be called to order at 8:45 a.m. by the Chairperson of the Committee, The Honorable Ronnie Musgrove. The Committee will examine the issue of suicide in rural areas and the issue of Rural Health Clinic Modernization. The day will conclude with a period of public comment at approximately 5:15 p.m. The Committee will break into Subcommittees and depart for site visits Tuesday morning, September 12, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Subcommittees will visit First Baptist Church, 126 S. Hayes Avenue in Emmett, Idaho and the North Canyon Medical Center, 267 N. Canyon Drive in Gooding, Idaho. The day will conclude at the Spring Hill Suites with a period of public comment at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Committee will meet to summarize key findings and develop a work plan for the next quarter and the following meeting on Wednesday morning, September 13, at 8:30 a.m. Persons interested in attending any portion of the meeting should contact Alfred Delena at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) via telephone at (301) 443–3388 or by email at ADelena@hrsa.gov. The Committee meeting agenda will be posted on the Committee’s Web site at http:// www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/ rural/. Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–18139 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice of Intent To Establish the Pain Management Best Practices InterAgency Task Force and Request for Nominations for Task Force Members Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hereby gives notice of its intent to establish the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) pursuant to section 101 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The Task Force will consist of representatives of specific Federal agencies and non-federal individuals and entities who represent diverse disciplines and views. The Task Force will provide advice and recommendations for development of best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication and a strategy for disseminating such best practices to relevant Federal agencies and the general public. Through this notice, HHS is also requesting nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Task Force. Resumes or curricula vitae from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Task Force are currently being accepted. DATES: Nominations must be received no later than close of business September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: All nominations must be submitted via email to the attention of Vanila M. Singh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at PainTaskforce@hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanila M. Singh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Telephone: (202) 205–3841; Fax: (202) 205–2107; Email address: PainTaskforce@hhs.gov. When the charter for the Task Force has been filed with the appropriate Congressional committees and the Library of Congress, this document will be made available online. Web site information about activities of the Task Force will be provided when the URL has been identified. The charter will include detailed information about the purpose, function, and structure of the Task Force. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114– 198) (CARA) authorizes the Secretary of HHS, in cooperation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense, to convene the Task Force. The Task Force will consist of representatives of specific Federal agencies and non-federal individuals and entities who represent diverse asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 disciplines and views. The Task Force will identify, review, and determine whether there are gaps or inconsistencies in best practices among Federal agencies; propose updates to best practices and recommendations on addressing gaps or inconsistencies; provide the public with an opportunity to comment on any proposed updates and recommendations; and develop a strategy for disseminating information about best practices. The Task Force will provide advice and recommendations for development of best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication and a strategy for disseminating such best practices to relevant Federal agencies and the general public. The functions of the Task Force will be solely advisory in nature. The Task Force will be established as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee. When the charter for the Task Force is approved, it will be filed with the appropriate Congressional committees and the Library of Congress; hard copies of this document will be made available upon request. The approved charter will also be accessible online. Objectives and Scope of Activities. The Secretary of HHS, in cooperation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense, shall convene the Task Force to identify, review, and determine whether there are gaps or inconsistencies in best practices among Federal agencies; propose updates to best practices and recommendations on addressing gaps or inconsistencies; provide the public with an opportunity to comment on any proposed updates and recommendations; and develop a strategy for disseminating information about best practices. Membership and Designation. The Task Force shall consist of not more than 30 members. The Assistant Secretary for Health of HHS shall select the Chair. The Chair may select a Vicechair from among Task Force members. The members of the Task Force shall include currently licensed and practicing physicians, dentists, and nonphysician prescribers; currently licensed and practicing pharmacists and pharmacies; experts in the fields of pain research and addiction research, including adolescent and young adult addiction; experts on the health of, and prescription opioid use disorders in, members of the Armed Forces and veterans; and experts in the field of minority health. The members of the Task Force shall also include individuals who are appointed to serve under CARA subsection 101(c)(5) as representatives of pain management PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40773 professional organizations; the mental health treatment community; the addiction treatment community, including individuals in recovery from substance use disorder; pain advocacy groups, including patients; veteran service organizations; groups with expertise on overdose reversal, including first responders; State medical boards; and hospitals. The Secretary shall ensure that the membership of the Task Force includes individuals who represent rural and underserved areas. The composition of the Task Force shall also include federal members who shall serve as representatives for the following departments and agency: The Department of Health and Human Services and relevant HHS agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Members who are not officers or employees of the United States Government and who are not appointed as representative members under CARA subsection 101(c)(5) shall be classified as special government employees (SGEs). Members of the Task Force who are officers or employees of the United States Government shall be appointed to serve at the discretion of the head of the respective Federal departments and agency. All members shall be appointed to serve for the duration of time that the Task Force is authorized to operate. Any member who is appointed to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term shall be appointed to serve for the remainder of that term. Pursuant to advance written agreement, members of the Task Force who are not officers or employees of the United States Government shall receive no stipend for the advisory service that they render as members of the Task Force. Members appointed as SGEs shall receive per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in relation to performing duties for the Task Force, as authorized by law under 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons who are employed intermittently to perform services for the Federal government and in accordance with Federal travel regulations. Members appointed as representatives of a designated entity under CARA subsection 101(c)(5) may be allowed to receive per diem and reimbursement for any applicable expenses that are incurred to conduct business related to the Task Force. Federal employees assigned as advisory committee members or staff members remain covered under their current compensation system. Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The Task Force shall meet not less than two times a calendar year, E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 40774 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices depending upon the availability of funds. The meetings may be conducted by teleconference or videoconference at the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer. The meetings shall be open to the public, except as determined otherwise by the Secretary, or other official to whom authority has been delegated, in accordance with the guidelines under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). Notice of all meetings shall be provided to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Meetings shall be conducted and records of the proceedings shall be kept, as required by applicable laws and departmental policies. A quorum is required for the Task Force to meet to conduct business. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Task Force’s members. When the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee determines that a meeting shall be closed or partially closed to the public, in accordance with provisions of Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), then a report shall be prepared by the Designated Federal Officer that includes, at a minimum, a list of members and their business addresses, the Task Force’s functions, date and place of the meeting, and a summary of the Task Force’s activities and recommendations made during the fiscal year. A copy of the report shall be provided to the Department Committee Management Officer. Nominations: Nominations, including self-nominations, of individuals who have the specified expertise and knowledge will be considered for appointment as members of the Task Force. A nomination should include, at a minimum, the following for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination, and a statement from the nominee that indicates that the individual is willing to serve as a member of the Task Force, if selected; (2) the nominator’s name, address, and daytime telephone number, and the address, telephone number, and email address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume, which should be limited to no more than 10 pages. Every effort will be made to ensure that the composition of the Task Force includes individuals from various geographic locations, including rural and underserved areas; racial and ethnic minorities; genders, and persons living with disabilities. Individuals other than officers or employees of the United States government being considered for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 appointment as members of the Task Force will be required to complete and submit a report of their financial holdings. An ethics review must be conducted to ensure that individuals appointed as members of the Task Force are not involved in any activity that may pose a potential conflict of interest for the official duties that are to be performed. This is a federal ethics requirement that must be satisfied upon entering the position and annually throughout the established term of appointment on the Task Force. Authority: Section 101 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–198) authorizes establishment of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. The Task Force will be governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of Federal advisory committees. Dated: August 21, 2017. Donald Wright, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health. [FR Doc. 2017–18182 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–new] Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before September 27, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or (202) 795–7714. When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990-New-30D and project title for reference ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Project Title: Assessment of the Impact of Energy Development on the Behavioral Health of Women in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana, The Region VIII Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office on Women’s Health (OWH). Abstract: The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new data collection for the Assessment of the Impact of Energy Development on the Behavioral Health of Women in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Its mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. Region VIII OASH/OWH is interested in improving women’s behavioral health associated with the impact of energy development through gender based data collection and analysis. The discovery and subsequent development of the Parshall Oil Field within the Bakken region of Western North Dakota has led to significant economic opportunity and population growth in the region (Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota). Rapid population growth has many intended and unintended consequences, both positive and negative, on the social and economic environment of the region and, consequently, the population’s health and well-being. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: There are welldocumented environmental health issues associated with oil and gas development, including air, water, soil, noise, and light pollution. However, there are additional social, physical and mental health effects that are less well documented. Current research is very limited, but preliminary evidence suggests that women have unmet behavioral health needs due in part to the energy development and population surge in region. These data will ultimately be used to understand the impact of energy development on the behavioral health of women in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Notice of Intent To Establish the Pain Management Best Practices 
Inter-Agency Task Force and Request for Nominations for Task Force 
Members

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the

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Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hereby 
gives notice of its intent to establish the Pain Management Best 
Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) pursuant to section 101 
of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The Task Force 
will consist of representatives of specific Federal agencies and non-
federal individuals and entities who represent diverse disciplines and 
views. The Task Force will provide advice and recommendations for 
development of best practices for pain management and prescribing pain 
medication and a strategy for disseminating such best practices to 
relevant Federal agencies and the general public.
    Through this notice, HHS is also requesting nominations of 
individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to 
the Task Force. Resumes or curricula vitae from qualified individuals 
who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Task Force 
are currently being accepted.

DATES: Nominations must be received no later than close of business 
September 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: All nominations must be submitted via email to the attention 
of Vanila M. Singh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at 
PainTaskforce@hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanila M. Singh, M.D., Chief Medical 
Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services; Telephone: (202) 205-3841; Fax: (202) 
205-2107; Email address: PainTaskforce@hhs.gov. When the charter for 
the Task Force has been filed with the appropriate Congressional 
committees and the Library of Congress, this document will be made 
available online. Web site information about activities of the Task 
Force will be provided when the URL has been identified. The charter 
will include detailed information about the purpose, function, and 
structure of the Task Force.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101 of the Comprehensive Addiction 
and Recovery Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114-198) (CARA) authorizes the 
Secretary of HHS, in cooperation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
and the Secretary of Defense, to convene the Task Force. The Task Force 
will consist of representatives of specific Federal agencies and non-
federal individuals and entities who represent diverse disciplines and 
views. The Task Force will identify, review, and determine whether 
there are gaps or inconsistencies in best practices among Federal 
agencies; propose updates to best practices and recommendations on 
addressing gaps or inconsistencies; provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on any proposed updates and recommendations; and 
develop a strategy for disseminating information about best practices.
    The Task Force will provide advice and recommendations for 
development of best practices for pain management and prescribing pain 
medication and a strategy for disseminating such best practices to 
relevant Federal agencies and the general public. The functions of the 
Task Force will be solely advisory in nature. The Task Force will be 
established as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee.
    When the charter for the Task Force is approved, it will be filed 
with the appropriate Congressional committees and the Library of 
Congress; hard copies of this document will be made available upon 
request. The approved charter will also be accessible online.
    Objectives and Scope of Activities. The Secretary of HHS, in 
cooperation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of 
Defense, shall convene the Task Force to identify, review, and 
determine whether there are gaps or inconsistencies in best practices 
among Federal agencies; propose updates to best practices and 
recommendations on addressing gaps or inconsistencies; provide the 
public with an opportunity to comment on any proposed updates and 
recommendations; and develop a strategy for disseminating information 
about best practices.
    Membership and Designation. The Task Force shall consist of not 
more than 30 members. The Assistant Secretary for Health of HHS shall 
select the Chair. The Chair may select a Vice-chair from among Task 
Force members. The members of the Task Force shall include currently 
licensed and practicing physicians, dentists, and non-physician 
prescribers; currently licensed and practicing pharmacists and 
pharmacies; experts in the fields of pain research and addiction 
research, including adolescent and young adult addiction; experts on 
the health of, and prescription opioid use disorders in, members of the 
Armed Forces and veterans; and experts in the field of minority health. 
The members of the Task Force shall also include individuals who are 
appointed to serve under CARA subsection 101(c)(5) as representatives 
of pain management professional organizations; the mental health 
treatment community; the addiction treatment community, including 
individuals in recovery from substance use disorder; pain advocacy 
groups, including patients; veteran service organizations; groups with 
expertise on overdose reversal, including first responders; State 
medical boards; and hospitals. The Secretary shall ensure that the 
membership of the Task Force includes individuals who represent rural 
and underserved areas. The composition of the Task Force shall also 
include federal members who shall serve as representatives for the 
following departments and agency: The Department of Health and Human 
Services and relevant HHS agencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
the Department of Defense, and the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy.
    Members who are not officers or employees of the United States 
Government and who are not appointed as representative members under 
CARA subsection 101(c)(5) shall be classified as special government 
employees (SGEs). Members of the Task Force who are officers or 
employees of the United States Government shall be appointed to serve 
at the discretion of the head of the respective Federal departments and 
agency. All members shall be appointed to serve for the duration of 
time that the Task Force is authorized to operate. Any member who is 
appointed to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term shall be appointed 
to serve for the remainder of that term.
    Pursuant to advance written agreement, members of the Task Force 
who are not officers or employees of the United States Government shall 
receive no stipend for the advisory service that they render as members 
of the Task Force. Members appointed as SGEs shall receive per diem and 
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in relation to performing 
duties for the Task Force, as authorized by law under 5 U.S.C. 5703 for 
persons who are employed intermittently to perform services for the 
Federal government and in accordance with Federal travel regulations. 
Members appointed as representatives of a designated entity under CARA 
subsection 101(c)(5) may be allowed to receive per diem and 
reimbursement for any applicable expenses that are incurred to conduct 
business related to the Task Force. Federal employees assigned as 
advisory committee members or staff members remain covered under their 
current compensation system.
    Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The Task Force shall 
meet not less than two times a calendar year,

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depending upon the availability of funds. The meetings may be conducted 
by teleconference or videoconference at the discretion of the 
Designated Federal Officer. The meetings shall be open to the public, 
except as determined otherwise by the Secretary, or other official to 
whom authority has been delegated, in accordance with the guidelines 
under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). Notice of all 
meetings shall be provided to the public in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act. Meetings shall be conducted and records of the 
proceedings shall be kept, as required by applicable laws and 
departmental policies. A quorum is required for the Task Force to meet 
to conduct business. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Task 
Force's members. When the Secretary or the Secretary's designee 
determines that a meeting shall be closed or partially closed to the 
public, in accordance with provisions of Government in the Sunshine 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), then a report shall be prepared by the 
Designated Federal Officer that includes, at a minimum, a list of 
members and their business addresses, the Task Force's functions, date 
and place of the meeting, and a summary of the Task Force's activities 
and recommendations made during the fiscal year. A copy of the report 
shall be provided to the Department Committee Management Officer.
    Nominations: Nominations, including self-nominations, of 
individuals who have the specified expertise and knowledge will be 
considered for appointment as members of the Task Force. A nomination 
should include, at a minimum, the following for each nominee: (1) A 
letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of 
the nominee, the basis for the nomination, and a statement from the 
nominee that indicates that the individual is willing to serve as a 
member of the Task Force, if selected; (2) the nominator's name, 
address, and daytime telephone number, and the address, telephone 
number, and email address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a 
current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae or resume, which should 
be limited to no more than 10 pages.
    Every effort will be made to ensure that the composition of the 
Task Force includes individuals from various geographic locations, 
including rural and underserved areas; racial and ethnic minorities; 
genders, and persons living with disabilities.
    Individuals other than officers or employees of the United States 
government being considered for appointment as members of the Task 
Force will be required to complete and submit a report of their 
financial holdings. An ethics review must be conducted to ensure that 
individuals appointed as members of the Task Force are not involved in 
any activity that may pose a potential conflict of interest for the 
official duties that are to be performed. This is a federal ethics 
requirement that must be satisfied upon entering the position and 
annually throughout the established term of appointment on the Task 
Force.
    Authority: Section 101 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery 
Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114-198) authorizes establishment of the Pain 
Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. The Task Force will 
be governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public 
Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), which sets forth standards 
for the formation and use of Federal advisory committees.

    Dated: August 21, 2017.
Donald Wright,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-18182 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]
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