The Department of Health and Human Services has begun accepting nominations for the newly created Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.
The 27-member board was created through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with the goal of “improving and enhancing Federal, State, and local elder justice programs, research, training, and coordination,” according to an HHS notice published July 14 in the Federal Register. The board will be broken up into three groups, with nine members serving three-year terms, nine serving two-year terms and nine serving one-year terms. The Administration on Aging will conduct oversight of the board.
Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 15, and should be submitted to Edwin Walker, deputy assistant secretary for Program Operations, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Washington, DC, 20201. See the attached Federal Register notice about the board.
AUTHORITY: The Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation is authorized under section 2021, Subtitle H—Elder Justice Act, of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111– 148. The Advisory Board is governed by provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App. 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces establishment of the advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, as directed by section 2022, Subtitle H— Elder Justice Act, of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subtitle H—Elder Justice Act of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148, establishes the Advisory Board within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). To comply with the authorizing directive and guidelines under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), a charter has been filed with the Committee Management Secretariat in the General Services Administration (GSA), the appropriate committees in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the Library of Congress to establish the Advisory Board as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee. The charter was filed on July 8, 2010.
Objectives and Scope of Activities The Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (Advisory Board) is the Department’s statutory public advisory body in the Elder Justice Act on creating short- and long term multidisciplinary strategic plans for the development of the field of elder justice in the U.S. The Advisory Board will examine relevant research and identify best practices and make recommendations to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and Congress regarding improving and enhancing Federal, State, and local elder justice programs, research, training, and coordination.
Membership and Designation The Secret members of the general public who are individuals with experience and expertise in elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation prevention, detection, treatment, intervention, or prosecution.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Program Operations,
Department of Health and Human
Services, Administration on Aging,
Washington, DC 20201, Telephone:
202–357–3557, Fax: 202–357–3549.
A copy of the Commission charter can be obtained from the designated contacts or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The website for the FACA database is http://fido.gov/facadatabase/.