45 CFR 2505.2 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
(e) Meeting means the deliberations of at least a quorum of the Corporation's Board of Directors where such deliberations determine or result in the joint conduct or disposition of official Corporation business. A meeting may be conducted under this part through telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all participants may communicate with each other. The term meeting includes a portion thereof. The term meeting does not include:
(i) Open or to close a meeting or to release or to withhold information pursuant to § 2505.5;
(ii) Set an agenda for a proposed meeting;
(iii) Call a meeting on less than seven days' notice as permitted by § 2505.6(b); or
(iv) Change the subject-matter or the determinations to open or to close a publicly announced meeting under § 2505.7(b).
(3) A gathering for the purpose of receiving briefings from the Corporation's staff or expert consultants, provided that Members of the Board do not engage in deliberations at such sessions that determine or result in the joint conduct or disposition of official Corporation business on such matters.
(4) A gathering for the purpose of engaging in preliminary discussions or exchanges of views that do not effectively predetermine official Corporation action on a particular matter.