National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Members, 26472-26473 [2020-09450]

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AGENCY: The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council) is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with respect to activities proposed or undertaken to carry out AHRQ’s statutory mission. AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Seven current SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 members’ terms will expire in November 2020. DATES: Nominations should be received on or before 60 days after date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Nominations may also be emailed to NationalAdvisoryCouncil@ahrq.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, at (301) 427– 1456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 42 U.S.C. 299c provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the Council twenty-one appropriately qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed below. In addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal agencies, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(3). Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2020. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals who: (1) Are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) are distinguished in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) are distinguished in the practice of medicine; (4) are distinguished in other health professions; (5) represent the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or are distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) are distinguished in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and (7) represent the interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in these activities. AHRQ will accept nominations to serve on the Council in a representative capacity. 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 of and programs undertaken by AHRQ. Seven individuals will be selected by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2021. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Notices staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Selfnominations are accepted. Nominations shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Selected 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. Please note that once a candidate is nominated, AHRQ may consider that nomination for future positions on the Council. The Department seeks a broad geographic representation. In addition, AHRQ conducts and supports research concerning priority populations, which include: low-income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care. See 42 U.S.C. 299(c). Nominations of persons with expertise in health care for these priority populations are encouraged. Dated: April 29, 2020. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2020–09450 Filed 5–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket No. CDC–2020–0049] Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the availability of telephone ports and webinar capacity. Time will be available for public comment. For more information jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 on ACIP please visit the ACIP website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/ index.html. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 24, 2020, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT. Written comments must be received on or before June 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2020– 0049 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Stephanie Thomas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS A–27, Atlanta, GA 30329–4027, Attn: June ACIP Meeting Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received in conformance with the https://www.regulations.gov suitability policy will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Written public comments submitted by 72 hours prior to the ACIP meeting will be provided to ACIP members before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Thomas, ACIP Committee Management Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329–4027; Telephone: 404–639–8367; Email: ACIP@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: The committee is charged with advising the Director, CDC, on the use of immunizing agents. In addition, under 42 U.S.C. 1396s, the committee is mandated to establish and periodically review and, as appropriate, revise the list of vaccines for administration to vaccine-eligible children through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, along with schedules regarding dosing interval, dosage, and contraindications to administration of vaccines. Further, under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, immunization recommendations of the ACIP that have been approved by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and appear on CDC immunization schedules must be covered by applicable health plans. Public Participation Interested persons or organizations are invited to participate by submitting PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26473 written views, recommendations, and data. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to public disclosure. Comments will be posted on https:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. If you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be on public display. CDC will review all submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold, submissions containing private or proprietary information such as Social Security numbers, medical information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. CDC will carefully consider all comments submitted into the docket. Oral Public Comment: This meeting will include time for members of the public to make oral comment. Oral public comment will occur before any scheduled votes including all votes relevant to the ACIP’s Affordable Care Act and Vaccines for Children Program roles. Priority will be given to individuals who submit a request to make an oral public comment before the meeting according to the procedures below. All individuals interested in requesting to make an oral public comment must submit a request according to the instructions below. Procedure for Oral Public Comment: All persons interested in making an oral public comment at the June ACIP meeting must submit a request at http:// www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/ no later than 11:59 p.m., EDT, June 10, 2020 according to the instructions provided. If the number of persons requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled time, CDC will conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for each scheduled public comment session. CDC staff will notify individuals regarding their request to speak by email by June 12, 2020. To accommodate the significant interest in participation in the oral public comment session of ACIP meetings, each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes, and each speaker may only speak once per meeting. Written Public Comment: Written comments must be received on or before June 25, 2020. Matters to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on SARS–CoV– 2(COVID–19) Vaccines, influenza vaccines, and meningococcal vaccines. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 86 (Monday, May 4, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-09450]


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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 Members

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations for members.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and 
Quality (the Council) is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and 
the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
with respect to activities proposed or undertaken to carry out AHRQ's 
statutory mission. AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, 
higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work 
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other 
partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Seven 
current members' terms will expire in November 2020.

DATES: Nominations should be received on or before 60 days after date 
of publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, 5600 
Fishers Lane, 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Nominations may also 
be emailed to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, AHRQ, at (301) 427-
1456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 42 U.S.C. 299c provides that the Secretary 
shall appoint to the Council twenty-one appropriately qualified 
individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the 
public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural 
aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed below. In 
addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, 
representatives from other Federal agencies, principally agencies that 
conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials 
the Secretary may consider appropriate. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(3).
    Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2020. To fill 
these positions, we are seeking individuals who: (1) Are distinguished 
in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations 
with respect to health care; (2) are distinguished in the fields of 
health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) are 
distinguished in the practice of medicine; (4) are distinguished in 
other health professions; (5) represent the private health care sector 
(including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or are 
distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) 
are distinguished in the fields of health care economics, information 
systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and (7) represent the 
interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 
299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and 
success in these activities. AHRQ will accept nominations to serve on 
the Council in a representative capacity.
    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 of and programs undertaken by AHRQ.
    Seven individuals will be selected by the Secretary to serve on the 
Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2021. Members 
generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are

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staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the Council. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations 
shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; 
and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of 
the Council. Selected 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. Please note that once a candidate is 
nominated, AHRQ may consider that nomination for future positions on 
the Council.
    The Department seeks a broad geographic representation. In 
addition, AHRQ conducts and supports research concerning priority 
populations, which include: low-income groups; minority groups; women; 
children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, 
including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need 
chronic care or end-of-life health care. See 42 U.S.C. 299(c). 
Nominations of persons with expertise in health care for these priority 
populations are encouraged.

    Dated: April 29, 2020.
Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-09450 Filed 5-1-20; 8:45 am]
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