In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting. This TRC's charge is to review contract proposals and provide recommendations to the Director, AHRQ, with respect to the technical merit of proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding “Integrating Cost-Effectiveness Considerations in Health Policy Decisions”. The RFP was published in the Federal Business Opportunities on December 20, 2004.
The upcoming TRC meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2, FACA regulations, 41 CFR 101-6.1023 and procurement regulations, 48 CFR 315.604(d). The discussions at this meeting of contract proposals submitted in response to the above-referenced RFP are likely to reveal proprietary information and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. Such information is exempt from disclosure under the above-cited FACA provision and procurement rules that protect the free exchange of candid views and facilitate Department and Committee operations.
Name of TRC: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—“Integrating Cost-Effectiveness Considerations in Health Policy Decisions.”
Date: March 7, 2005 (Closed to the public).
Place: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain information regarding this meeting should contact Joanna Siegel, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427-1491.Start Signature
Dated: February 22, 2005.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
[FR Doc. 05-4180 Filed 3-3-05; 8:45 am]
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