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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of MUPs and HPSAs
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First Meeting

September 22 -24, 2010

Summary Meeting Minutes (PDF - 77 KB)


The meeting included an orientation to the negotiated rulemaking process, ground rules for Committee operations, and an overview of the key topics on which the Committee will explore and seek consensus. The Friday morning meeting included development of the agenda for the next meeting, as well as an opportunity for public comment.

Notice of September 22 Meeting (09/07/2010)

Meeting Materials

* Materials were created for the informative use of the Committee only and are not meant to be official documents from HRSA.

Introduction to Negotiated Rulemaking (PPT - 601 KB) presentation by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Interest-Based Problem Solving (PPT - 587 KB) presentation by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Preliminary Presentation on Purpose, Principles, Issues and Process for Revised Rules (PDF - 90 KB) presentation by John Snow, Inc.

Current Approach, Legislation and Rulemaking History (PDF - 186 KB) presentation by John Snow, Inc.


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Briefing Materials

Negotiated Rulemaking Legislation

Affordable Care Act Section 5602 Language on Negotiated Rulemaking (PDF - 31 KB)

Negotiated Rulemaking Act (PDF - 90 KB)

Legislative authority for MUA/P and HPSA designations

Section 330 Language on MUA/P (PDF - 28 KB)

Section 332 Language on HPSA (PDF - 59 KB)

Programs that Use MUA/P and HPSA Designations

Designation Requirements for Selected Federal Programs that Use Shortage Designations (PDF - 92 KB)

Community Health Centers and National Health Service Corps (PDF - 16 KB)

Health Professions Titles 7 and 8 (PDF - 55 KB)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Programs:

Current Designation Processes

MUA/P Regulations (PDF - 2 MB)

Primary Care HPSA Regulations (PDF - 1.9 MB)

Summary of Current Criteria (PDF - 73 KB)

Number of Primary Care HPSAs and MUAs (PDF - 30 KB)

Additional Background Information

Background Paper: National Health Policy Forum Go to exit disclaimer