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FCC - 84591 - Hospital Robocall Protection Group - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHospital Robocall Protection GroupAgency NameFederal Communications Commission
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number84591
Original Establishment Date6/25/2020Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/14/2021Committee URL 
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*None
Current Charter Date6/25/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Attorney Advisor
Date Of Renewal Charter6/25/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Donna
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityN/ADesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cyrus
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*TRACED Act of Act of 2019, Pub. L., 116-105, 133 Stat 3274Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 418-7325
Effective Date Of Authority*12/30/2019Designated Federal Officer Fax*None
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*donna.cyrus@fcc.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Hospital Robocall Protection Group ("HRPG") is established in accordance with the provisions of the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (Public Law No. 116-105, the TRACED Act).

The mission of the HRPG is to issue best practices, not later than 180 days after establishment of the HRPG, regarding the following:
(1) How voice service providers can better combat unlawful robocalls made to hospitals.
(2) How hospitals can better protect themselves from such calls, including by using unlawful robocall mitigation techniques.
(3) How the Federal Government and State government can help combat such calls.
How is membership balanced?*Members will represent various entities with interests in telecommunications technology, unlawful robocall mitigation, consumer advocacy, and hospital administration. Members of the HRPG shall be selected by the Chairman of the Commission, in consultation with appropriate Commission staff.

As required by section 14(b) of the TRACED Act, the HRPG shall be composed only of the following members:

(1) An equal number of representatives from each of the following:

(A) Voice service providers that serve hospitals.

(B) Companies that focus on mitigating unlawful robocalls.

(C) Consumer advocacy organizations.

(D) Providers of one-way voice over internet protocol services described in section 14(e)(3)(B)(ii) of the TRACED Act.

(E) Hospitals.

(F) State government officials focused on combating unlawful robocalls.

(2) One representative of the Commission.

(3) One representative of the Federal Trade Commission

Members will be fairly balanced in terms of their technological experience, points of view, and fields of knowledge relevant to the HRPG. A member of the HRPG shall serve until the work of the HRPG, as required by the TRACED Act, is concluded, but in no case longer than two years. Based upon the categories of membership enumerated by the TRACED Act, appointments of membership will be for individuals to serve only as Representatives of their companies or organizations and no members shall be appointed to serve in their individual capacities (for their expertise) as special governmental employees (SGEs).

When the need arises to form subcommittees of the HRPG, members will be asked to serve as appropriate or to recommend representatives from their organizations. Other individuals from the public may also be invited to apply to serve on subcommittees as appropriate. The DFO, in consultation with the FCC Chairman, will monitor membership balance in the formation of subcommittees to ensure that the balance mirrors that of the HRPG itself.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The HRPG shall meet at least twice to effectuate its duties. The HRPG is also authorized to facilitate its work through informal subcommittees.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The HRPG is intended to provide an effective means for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop recommendations and submit reports to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in adherence to the HRPG's statutory responsibilities.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable.
Recommendation RemarksThe HRPG began in FY2020 and finished its work in FY2021.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentUnable to determineNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn accordance with the TRACED Act, the HRPG has issued a best practices recommendations report regarding the following:

How voice service providers can better combat unlawful robocalls made to hospitals;

How hospitals can better protect themselves from such calls, including by using unlawful robocall mitigation techniques; and

How the Federal Government and State governments can help combat such calls.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess Commenthttps://www.fcc.gov/hospital-robocall-protection-group
Agency Feedback Comment*N/ANarrative Description*The Hospital Robocall Protection Group ("HRPG") is established in accordance with the provisions of the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (Public Law No. 116-105, the TRACED Act).

The mission of the HRPG is to issue best practices, not later than 180 days after establishment of the HRPG, regarding the following:
(1) How voice service providers can better combat unlawful robocalls made to hospitals.
(2) How hospitals can better protect themselves from such calls, including by using unlawful robocall mitigation techniques.
(3) How the Federal Government and State government can help combat such calls.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$308,907.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$165,202.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$609.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$609.00
Total Costs$309,516.00Est. Total Next FY*$165,811.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.50
Cost RemarksDue to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the HRPG held one meeting virtually in FY2020.Est Cost RemarksDue to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the HRPG expects to hold one meeting virtually in FY2021.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Communications
Broadcasting and Communications
Health
Hospitals
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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