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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting.

Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS).

Time and Date: November 4, 2004, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., November 5, 2004, 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Eisenberg Room—Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.

Status: Open.

Purpose: At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. On the morning of the first day the Committee will hear updates and status reports from the Department on topics including Clinical Data Standards, the Consolidated Health Informatics Initiative, and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. There will also be updates on activities of the National Center for Health Statistic's (NCHS) Board of Scientific Counselors and on the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII). In the afternoon the Committee will hear a presentation on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey and will discuss various materials prepared by NCVHS Subcommittees.

On the second day the Committee will be briefed on the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Roadmap for the Future plan and the Clinical Trial Research Agenda. The Committee will also discuss plans for its annual report to Congress and there will be reports from the Subcommittees and a discussion of agendas for future Committee meetings.

The times shown above are for the full Committee meeting. Subcommittee breakout sessions are scheduled for late in the afternoon of the first day and in the morning prior to the full Committee meeting on the second day. Agendas for these breakout sessions will be posted on the NCVHS Web site (URL below) when available.

For Further Information Contact: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/​, where further information including an agenda will be posted when available.

Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458-4EEO (4336) as soon as possible.

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Dated: October 12, 2004.

James Scanlon,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

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[FR Doc. 04-23412 Filed 10-19-04; 8:45 am]

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