[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2002)]
[Pages 17758-17759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-8776]



Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners 
of War will be held on April 22-24, 2002, at the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room

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730, Washington, DC 20420. Each day the meeting will convene at 9 a.m. 
and end at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the pubic.
    The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on the administration of benefits under Title 38, United States 
Code, for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to make 
recommendations on the needs of such veterans for compensation, health 
care and rehabilitation.
    The agenda for April 22 will begin with an introduction of 
Committee members and dignitaries, a review of Committee reports, an 
update of activities since the last meeting, and period for POW 
veterans and/or the public to address the committee. The Committee will 
also discuss future plans for the VA POW Learning Seminars, and 
conclude with a report from the Special Medical Panel on Presumptive 
Conditions among Former Prisoners of War. The agenda on April 23 will 
include a review of VA's Compensation and Pension Service activities, 
including new outreach initiatives to Former POWs, as well as a 
progress report from VA's Presumptions Process Workgroup. The Committee 
will also hear presentations on the activities of the Veterans Health 
Administration, including a report on priority for POWs in Long-Term 
Health Care programs. The session will then hear a presentation from 
the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies. The day will 
conclude with a general discussion. On April 24, the Committee's 
Medical and Administrative subcommittees will break out to discuss 
their activities and report back to the Committee.
    Additionally, the Committee will review and analyze the comments 
discussed throughout the meeting for the purpose of assisting and 
compiling a final report to be sent to the Secretary.
    Members of the public may direct questions or submit prepared 
statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting, in 
writing only, to Mr. Ronald J. Henke, Director, Compensation and 
Pension Service (21), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. A report of the meeting and roster 
of Committee members may be obtained from Mr. Henke.

    Dated: April 4, 2002.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Nora E. Egan,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-8776 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]