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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 Start Printed Page 3308Control 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., February 9, 2006. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., February 10, 2006.

Place: CDC Roybal Campus, Bldg 19, Auditorium B3, 1600 Clifton Road, 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, Department of Health and Human Services; 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: Agenda items will include informatics and healthcare-associated infections, updates on public reporting, updates on pandemic flu, updates on antimicrobial resistance, and updates on CDC activities of interest to the committee.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person For More Information: Harriette Lynch, Committee Management Specialist, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, CDC, l600 Clifton Road, NE, M/S A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404)639-4035.

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: January 12, 2006.

Alvin Hall,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-615 Filed 1-19-06; 8:45 am]