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Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., appendix 2), announcement is made of a Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting.

The Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct, on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularly-scheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or long periods of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review meetings which require their type of expertise.

Substantial segments of the upcoming SEP meeting listed below will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). A grant application for a Health Services Research Dissertation Award is to be reviewed and discussed at this meeting. These discussions are likely to include personal information concerning individuals associated with the application. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes.

SEP Meeting on: Health Services Research Dissertation Grant on Patient Safety.

Date: December 3, 2002 (open on December 3, from 3 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. and closed for remainder of the teleconference meeting).

Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2101 East Jefferson Street, 4th Floor, ORREP, 4W5, Division of Scientific Review, Rockville, MD 20852.

Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members or minutes of this meeting should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Research Review, Education and Policy, AHRQ, 2101 East Jefferson Street, Suite 400, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Telephone (301) 594-1846.

Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities dictate.

This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the December 3 meeting, due to the time constraints of reviews and funding cycles.

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Dated: November 14, 2002.

Carolyn M. Clancy,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 02-29470 Filed 11-19-02; 8:45 am]