National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members, 22661-22662 [05-8802]

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[FR Doc. 05–8669 Filed 4–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–41–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 22662 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 83 / Monday, May 2, 2005 / Notices Request for nominations for public members. ACTION: Nominations should be received on or before June 10, 2005. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also may be faxed to (301) 594–1341. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 594– 1330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 41 U.S.C. 229c, section 921 of the PHS Act, provides that the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality shall consist of 21 appropriately qualified representatives of the public appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and, in addition, ex officio representatives from other Federal agencies specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction and programs for AHRQ. Seven individuals will presently be selected by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the fall of 2005. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Nominations shall include a copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae, and state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions, and research grants and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. DATES: SUMMARY: 42 U.S.C. 299c, section 921 of the Public Health Service (PHS Act), established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 83 (Monday, May 2, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-8802]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: 
Request for Nominations for Public Members

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

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ACTION: Request for nominations for public members.

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SUMMARY: 42 U.S.C. 299c, section 921 of the Public Health Service (PHS 
Act), established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of 
HHS and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
(AHRQ) on matters related to actions of the Agency to enhance the 
quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care 
services, as well as improve access to such services, through 
scientific research and the promotion of improvements in clinical 
practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health 
care services.
    Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2005. To fill 
these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing 
the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished in the 
conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with 
respect to health care; individuals distinguished in the fields of 
health care quality research or health care improvement; individuals 
distinguished in the practice of medicine; individuals distinguished in 
the other health professions; individuals either representing the 
private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and 
purchasers) or individuals distinguished as administrators of health 
care delivery systems; individuals distinguished in the fields of 
health care economics, management science, information systems, law, 
ethics, business, or public policy; and individuals representing the 
interests of patients and consumers of health care. Individuals are 
particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified 
in the preceding summary paragraph above, describing the statutory 
mandates and work of the Agency.

DATES: Nominations should be received on or before June 10, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 
Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also 
may be faxed to (301) 594-1341.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 
594-1330.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 41 U.S.C. 229c, section 921 of the PHS Act, 
provides that the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and 
Quality shall consist of 21 appropriately qualified representatives of 
the public appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and, 
in addition, ex officio representatives from other Federal agencies 
specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies that 
conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials 
the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in the 
Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, 
approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the 
Secretary and AHRQ's Director on the direction and programs for AHRQ.
    Seven individuals will presently be selected by the Secretary to 
serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the fall of 2005. 
Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to 
permit an orderly rotation of membership.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the Council. Nominations shall include a copy of the 
nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, and state that the nominee is 
willing to serve as a member of the Council. Potential candidates will 
be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial 
interests, consultant positions, and research grants and contracts, to 
permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest.
    The Department is seeking a broad geographic representation and has 
special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the 
physically handicapped are adequately represented on advisory bodies 
and, therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations for 
appropriately qualified female, minority, and/or physically handicapped 
candidates.

    Dated: April 21, 2005.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 05-8802 Filed 4-28-05; 2:17 pm]
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