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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

 

National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and 
Evaluation: Request for Nominations for Public Members

AGENCY: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

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, as amended by section 6103(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation 
Act of 1989, established a National Advisory Council for Health Care 
Policy, Research, and Evaluation (the Council). The Council is to 
advise the Secretary and the Administrator, Agency for Health Care 
Policy and Research (AHCPR), on matters related to the enhancement of 
quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services, 
and access to such services through scientific research, the promotion 
of improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, 
financing, and delivery of health care services. Seventeen members with 
staggered terms were appointed in 1990. Six current members' terms will 
expire in May 1995. Nominations to fill these vacancies should be 
received on or before January 20, 1995. Current members whose terms 
expire in 1995 will be considered for reappointment should they so 
desire.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be submitted to 
Deborah L. Queenan, Executive Secretary, National Advisory Council for 
Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation, Suite 603, Executive 
Office Center, 2101 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah L. Queenan, Executive 
Secretary at (301) 594-1459.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 42 U.S.C. 299c, section 921 of the PHS Act, 
provides that the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, 
Research, and Evaluation shall consist of 17 appropriately qualified 
representatives of the public appointed by the Secretary. Of the 17 
public members, 8 are to be individuals distinguished in the conduct of 
research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to 
health care; 3 are to be individuals distinguished in the practice of 
medicine; 2 are to be individuals distinguished in the health 
professions; 2 are to be individuals distinguished in the fields of 
business, law, ethics, economics, and public policy; and 2 are to be 
individuals representing the interests of consumers of health care.
    The six members whose terms will expire May 31, 1995, represent 
expertise in health services research (2 members), health professions 
(one member), the practice of medicine (one member), public policy (one 
member), and the interests of health care consumers (one member). (Each 
of these individuals with expiring terms will be considered for 
reappointment should they so desire.) A Council member's term of office 
is 3 years, except that appointments are staggered to permit an orderly 
rotation of membership.
    The Council advises the Secretary, through the Administrator, 
regarding priorities for a national agenda and strategy for:
    (1) conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations 
with respect to health care, including clinical practice and primary 
care;
    (2) development and application of appropriate health care 
technology assessments;
    (3) development and periodic review and update of guidelines for 
clinical practice, standards of quality, performance measures, and 
medical review criteria with respect to health care;
    (4) conduct of research on outcomes of health care services and 
procedures. In addition, the Council performs second level review of 
grant applications which exceed $50,000 or more in total direct costs.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the Council. Nominations shall state that the nominee is 
willing to serve as a member of the Council and appears to have no 
conflict of interest that would preclude Council membership. Potential 
candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning 
such matters as financial interests, consultancies, and research grants 
or 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: November 25, 1994.
Clifton R. Gaus,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 94-29852 Filed 12-2-94; 8:45 am]
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