Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The President issued Executive Order 13544, dated June 10, 2010, 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 President establish the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (the “Advisory Group”) within the Department of Health and Human Services. To comply with the authorizing legislation and directive and guidelines under the FACA, the charter to establish the Advisory Group was appropriately filed on June 24, 2010. The Advisory Group was established as a non-discretionary federal advisory committee.
Under FACA, it is stipulated that the charter for a federal advisory committee must be renewed every two years in order for the committee to continue to operate. Since the Advisory Group was established by Presidential directive, appropriate action had to be taken by the President or agency head to authorize continuation of the Advisory Group. On November 23, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13591. This directive gives authorization for the Advisory Group to continue to operate until September 30, 2012.
The Advisory Group reports to the Surgeon General. The Surgeon General is to select one of the appointed members to serve as Chair of the Advisory Group. Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of Trust for America's Health, was selected by the Surgeon General to serve as Chair of the Advisory Group. Mr. Levi has occupied this leadership position since the Advisory Group was established. The non-federal members of the Advisory Group shall be classified as special government employees (SGEs).
One amendment was proposed and approved for the charter. The area of consideration from which the DFO can be selected has been expanded. A copy of the charter and information on activities and accomplishments of the
Executive Order 13544, dated June 10, 2010, as statutorily mandated under Section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, dated March 23, 2010. Authority to continue the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (hereafter referred to as the “Advisory Group”) is given under Executive Order 13591, dated November 23, 2011. The Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.