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On the Agenda in Washington

May 2: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 550 C Street S.W.; Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

May 8: House to Mark Up FDA User Fee Legislation
10:00 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will mark up legislation regarding Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs reauthorization. The draft bill amends the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and for medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes.

May 8: House Hearing on VA Mental Health Care Staffing
10:30 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building; Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss ensuring quality and quantity mental health care for veterans.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org