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Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting.

Name: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., June 21, 2004; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22, 2004.

Place: Swisso tel, 3391 Peachtree Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333.

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 Infectious Diseases (NCID), 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 items will include issues related to public reporting of healthcare-associated infection rates; influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel; infection control issues in ambulatory care settings; strategies for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections; and Start Printed Page 28133updates on CDC activities of interest to the committee.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

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Michele L. Pearson, M.D., Executive Secretary, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498-1182.

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.

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Dated: May 12, 2004.

Alvin Hall,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-11194 Filed 5-17-04; 8:45 am]