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Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

 

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (92), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., February 12, 2009.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., February 13, 2009.

Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Global Communications Center, Bldg. 19, Auditorium B3.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director, CDC, and the Director, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), regarding (1) The practice of hospital infection control; (2) strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of infections (e.g., nosocomial infections), antimicrobial resistance, and related events in settings where healthcare is provided; and (3) periodic updating of guidelines and other policy statements regarding prevention of healthcare-associated infections and healthcare-related conditions.

Matters to be Discussed: The agenda will include a follow up discussion of Health and Human Services Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) elimination plan,Norovirus Guideline and Healthcare worker vaccination update.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: Wendy Vance, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCPDCID, CDC, l600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop D-10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Telephone (404) 639-2891.

The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Dated: January 12, 2009.

Elaine L. Baker,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

[FR Doc. E9-1187 Filed 1-16-09; 8:45 am]

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