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Advisory Committee on Chiropractic Care Implementation; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Chiropractic Care Implementation will meet Tuesday, September 13, 2005, from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Room C-7A at 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the implementation and evaluation of the chiropractic care program. The Committee will focus on monitoring the nationwide program implementation, reviewing and evaluating policy and program issues that affect implementation, recommending actions to improve the chiropractic health program, assisting in long-range planning and development, and such other matters as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.

On September 13, the Committee will receive an update on the status of VA's implementation of the chiropractic care program and briefings on related topics. On September 14, the Committee will discuss and develop a survey to collect information on implementation.

Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting is requested to contact Ms. Sara McVicker, RN, MN, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 273-8559 not later than 12 noon, Eastern time, on Thursday, September 8, 2005, in order to facilitate entry to the building.

Oral comments from the public will not be accepted at the meeting. Any comments from interested parties on issues related to chiropractic care may be transmitted electronically to or mailed to: Chiropractic Advisory Committee, Medical Surgical Services (111), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420.

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Dated: August 11, 2005.

By Direction of the Secretary.

E. Philip Riggin

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-16344 Filed 8-17-05; 8:45 am]