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Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs (Committee) will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 24-25, 2001, at VA Headquarters, Room 630, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The September 24 session will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 4 p.m. and the September 25 session will convene at 8 Start Printed Page 48525a.m. and adjourn at 12 noon. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Department on its prosthetic programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also advises the Department on special disability programs which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve veterans with spinal cord injury, blindness or vision impairment, loss of or loss of use of extremities, deafness or hearing impairment, or other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions.

On both days, the Advisory Committee on prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs will receive briefings by the National Program Directors of the Special-Disabilities Programs regarding the status of their activities over the last four months and present any critical issues requiring the Committee's consideration.

The meeting is open to the public. For those wishing to attend, contact Kathy Pessagno, Veterans Health Administration (113), phone (202) 273-8512, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, prior to September 21, 2001.

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Dated: September 13, 2001.

Nora E. Egan,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-23348 Filed 9-19-01; 8:45 am]