Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Request for Nominations for Voting Members, 39517-39518 [05-13422]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices II. Selection Procedure Any organization in the medical device manufacturing industry wishing to participate in the selection of a nonvoting member to represent industry on a particular panel should send a letter stating that interest to the FDA contact (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) within 30 days of publication of this document. Persons who nominate themselves as industry representatives for the panels will not participate in the selection process. It is, therefore, recommended that nominations be made by someone within an organization, trade association, or firm who is willing to participate in the selection process. Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will send a letter to each organization and a list of all nominees along with their resumes. The letter will state that the interested organizations are responsible for conferring with one another to select a candidate, within 60 days after receiving the letter, to serve as the nonvoting industry representative on a particular device panel. If no individual is selected within that 60 days, the Commissioner may select the nonvoting member to represent industry interests. III. Application Procedure Individuals may nominate themselves or an organization representing the medical device industry may nominate one or more individuals to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. A current curriculum vitae (which includes the nominee’s business address, telephone number, and e-mail address) and the name of the panel of interest should be sent to the FDA contact person (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FDA will forward all nominations to the organizations that have expressed interest in participating in the selection process for that panel. FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, individuals with disabilities, and small businesses are adequately represented on its advisory committees. Therefore, the agency encourages nominations for appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees. Dated: June 23, 2005. Sheila Dearybury Walcoff, Associate Commissioner for External Relations. [FR Doc. 05–13421 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate jul<14>2003 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Request for Nominations for Voting Members Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill three vacancies on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). The ACCV was established by Title XXI of the Public Health Service Act (the Act), as enacted by Public Law (Pub. L.) 99– 660 and as subsequently amended, and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) on issues related to implementation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). DATES: The agency must receive nominations on or before August 8, 2005. All nominations are to be submitted to the Acting Director, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 11C–26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl A. Lee, Principal Staff Liaison, Policy Analysis Branch, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, HSB, HRSA, at (301) 443–2124 or e-mail: clee@hrsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Under the authorities that established the ACCV, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of October 6, 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463), and section 2119 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa–19, as added by Pub. L. 99–660 and amended, HRSA is requesting nominations for three voting members of the ACCV. The ACCV advises the Secretary on the implementation of the VICP. The activities of the ACCV include: recommending changes in the Vaccine Injury Table at its own initiative or as the result of the filing of a petition; advising the Secretary in implementing section 2127 regarding the need for childhood vaccination products that result in fewer or no significant adverse reactions; surveying Federal, State, and local programs and activities related to gathering information on injuries associated with the administration of childhood vaccines, including the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39517 adverse reaction reporting requirements of section 2125(b); advising the Secretary on the methods of obtaining, compiling, publishing, and using credible data related to the frequency and severity of adverse reactions associated with childhood vaccines; and recommending to the Director of the National Vaccine Program that vaccine safety research be conducted on various vaccine injuries. The ACCV consists of nine voting members appointed by the Secretary as follows: Three health professionals, who are not employees of the United States Government and have expertise in the health care of children; and the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of childhood diseases; and the adverse reactions associated with vaccines, at least two shall be pediatricians; three members from the general public, at least two shall be legal representatives (parents or guardians) of children who have suffered a vaccine-related injury or death; and three attorneys, at least one shall be an attorney whose specialty includes representation of persons who have suffered a vaccine-related injury or death, and one shall be an attorney whose specialty includes representation of vaccine manufacturers. In addition, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (or the designees of such officials) serve as nonvoting ex officio members. Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for three voting members of the ACCV representing: (1) A health professional, who has expertise in the health care of children; and the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of childhood diseases; (2) an attorney with no specific affiliation; and (3) a legal representative (parent or guardian) of a child who has suffered a vaccinerelated injury or death. Nominees will be invited to serve a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2006, and ending December 31, 2008. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the ACCV. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACCV and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude the ACCV membership. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning consultancies, research grants, or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. A curriculum vitae or resume should be submitted with the nomination. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 39518 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices The Department of Health and Human Services has special interest in assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically disabled are adequately represented on advisory committees; and therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations for appropriately qualified female, minority, or disabled candidates. Dated: June 30, 2005. Steven A. Pelovitz, Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 130 (Friday, July 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39517-39518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13422]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines Request for Nominations 
for Voting Members

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
requesting nominations to fill three vacancies on the Advisory 
Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). The ACCV was established by 
Title XXI of the Public Health Service Act (the Act), as enacted by 
Public Law (Pub. L.) 99-660 and as subsequently amended, and advises 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) on issues 
related to implementation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Program (VICP).

DATES: The agency must receive nominations on or before August 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: All nominations are to be submitted to the Acting Director, 
Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, 
HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 11C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
Maryland 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl A. Lee, Principal Staff 
Liaison, Policy Analysis Branch, Division of Vaccine Injury 
Compensation, HSB, HRSA, at (301) 443-2124 or e-mail: clee@hrsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authorities that established the 
ACCV, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of October 6, 1972 (Pub. L. 
92-463), and section 2119 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa-19, as added by 
Pub. L. 99-660 and amended, HRSA is requesting nominations for three 
voting members of the ACCV.
    The ACCV advises the Secretary on the implementation of the VICP. 
The activities of the ACCV include: recommending changes in the Vaccine 
Injury Table at its own initiative or as the result of the filing of a 
petition; advising the Secretary in implementing section 2127 regarding 
the need for childhood vaccination products that result in fewer or no 
significant adverse reactions; surveying Federal, State, and local 
programs and activities related to gathering information on injuries 
associated with the administration of childhood vaccines, including the 
adverse reaction reporting requirements of section 2125(b); advising 
the Secretary on the methods of obtaining, compiling, publishing, and 
using credible data related to the frequency and severity of adverse 
reactions associated with childhood vaccines; and recommending to the 
Director of the National Vaccine Program that vaccine safety research 
be conducted on various vaccine injuries.
    The ACCV consists of nine voting members appointed by the Secretary 
as follows: Three health professionals, who are not employees of the 
United States Government and have expertise in the health care of 
children; and the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of childhood 
diseases; and the adverse reactions associated with vaccines, at least 
two shall be pediatricians; three members from the general public, at 
least two shall be legal representatives (parents or guardians) of 
children who have suffered a vaccine-related injury or death; and three 
attorneys, at least one shall be an attorney whose specialty includes 
representation of persons who have suffered a vaccine-related injury or 
death, and one shall be an attorney whose specialty includes 
representation of vaccine manufacturers. In addition, the Director of 
the National Institutes of Health, the Assistant Secretary for Health, 
the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the 
Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (or the designees of 
such officials) serve as nonvoting ex officio members.
    Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for three voting 
members of the ACCV representing: (1) A health professional, who has 
expertise in the health care of children; and the epidemiology, 
etiology, and prevention of childhood diseases; (2) an attorney with no 
specific affiliation; and (3) a legal representative (parent or 
guardian) of a child who has suffered a vaccine-related injury or 
death. Nominees will be invited to serve a 3-year term beginning 
January 1, 2006, and ending December 31, 2008.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the ACCV. Nominations shall state that the nominee is 
willing to serve as a member of the ACCV and appears to have no 
conflict of interest that would preclude the ACCV membership. Potential 
candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning 
consultancies, research grants, or contracts to permit evaluation of 
possible sources of conflicts of interest. A curriculum vitae or resume 
should be submitted with the nomination.

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    The Department of Health and Human Services has special interest in 
assuring that women, minority groups, and the physically disabled are 
adequately represented on advisory committees; and therefore, extends 
particular encouragement to nominations for appropriately qualified 
female, minority, or disabled candidates.

    Dated: June 30, 2005.
Steven A. Pelovitz,
Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management.
[FR Doc. 05-13422 Filed 7-7-05; 8:45 am]
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