Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2012-43 

October 22, 2012 

Announcement 2012-38

Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Hearing


AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of public hearing on notice proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-130266-11, 2012-32 I.R.B. 126) that provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital organizations relating to financial assistance and emergency medical care policies, charges for certain care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance, and billing and collections.

DATES:

The public hearing is being held on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the public hearing by Friday, October 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20224. Due to building security procedures, visitors must enter at the Constitution Avenue entrance. In addition, all visitors must present photo identification to enter the building.

Send Submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-130266-11), room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-130266-11), Couriers Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (REG-130266-11).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Concerning the regulations, Amber L. Mackenzie or Preston J. Quesenberry at (202) 622-6070; concerning submissions of comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing Oluwafunmilayo Taylor at (202) 622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-130266-11) that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (77 FR 38148).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who wish to present oral comments at the hearing that submitted written comments by September 24, 2012, must submit an outline of the topics to be addressed and the amount of time to be denoted to each topic.

A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. After the deadline for receiving outlines has passed, the IRS will prepare an agenda containing the schedule of speakers. Copies of the agenda will be made available, free of charge, at the hearing or in the Freedom of Information Reading Room (FOIA RR) (Room 1621) which is located at the 11th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, entrance, 1111 constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes before the hearing starts. For information about having your name placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, see the “FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT” section of this document.

LaNita VanDyke,
Chief,
Publications and Regulations Branch,
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).

Note

(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on September 28, 2012, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for October 1, 2012, 77 F.R 59878)


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