About the HRPG
On June 25, 2020, the Commission established the Hospital Robocall Protection Group (HRPG), a new federal advisory committee dedicated to combatting robocalls to hospitals.
Congress directed the FCC to establish the HRPG in the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act of 2019 (TRACED Act), which gave the FCC additional tools and flexibility to combat malicious spoofing and scam robocalls. The HRPG also is organized under, and will operate in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
In accordance with the TRACED Act, the HRPG will issue best practices 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
- How the Federal Government and State governments can help combat such calls
- Charter (pdf)
July 14, 2020 – Public Notice
FCC Announces the Membership and First Meeting of the Hospital Robocall Protection Group
March 25, 2020 – Public Notice
FCC Seeks Nominations for Hospital Robocall Protection Group