Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

Summary:

In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dates:

The meeting will be held on Friday, November 13, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Addresses:

The meeting will be held at the Eisenberg Conference Center, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

For further information contact:

Deborah Queenan, Coordinator of the Advisory Council, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427-1330. For press-related information, please contact Karen Migdail at (301) 427-1855.

If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827-4840, no later than October 30, 2009. The agenda, roster, and minutes are available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Ms. Campbell's phone number is (301) 427-1554.

Supplementary information:

I. Purpose

The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality was established in accordance with Section 921 (now Section 931) of the Public Health Service Act 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to actions of AHRQ to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care services; improve access to such services through scientific research; and promote improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members.

II. Agenda

On Friday, November 13, the Council meeting will convene at 9 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The AHRQ director will present her update on current research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will include a report from the subcommittee of Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Provisions, and discussion of the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Project.

The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov no later than November 9, 2009.

Dated: October 7, 2009. Carolyn M. Clancy,

Director.

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