National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Addition of Trivalent Influenza Vaccines to the Vaccine Injury Table
Through this notice, the Secretary announces that trivalent influenza vaccines are covered vaccines under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), which provides a system of no-fault compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by covered childhood vaccines. This notice serves to include trivalent influenza vaccines as covered vaccines under Category XIV (new vaccines) of the Vaccine Injury Table (Table), which lists the vaccines covered under the VICP. This notice ensures that petitioners may file petitions relating to trivalent influenza vaccines with the VICP even before such vaccines are added as a separate and distinct category to the Table through rulemaking.
Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
Pursuant to Pub. L. 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the eighth meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The meeting will be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 9, 2005, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10, 2005, at the Rockville DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meeting will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged (see below).
HHS Approval of Professional Organizations and States' Standards for Certification
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Healthcare Preparedness Poison Control Program, provides supplemental funding to Poison Control Centers (PCCs) across the United States, promotes universal access to PCC services, and encourages the enhancement and improvement of poison education, prevention, and treatment. To receive funding from HRSA, PCCs must meet certain certification requirements. The purpose of this solicitation of comments is to assist HRSA in establishing criteria/ guidelines to approve professional organizations and State governments' certification standards for PCCs.