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Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs; 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 a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs will be held November 3-4, 2009, in Room C-7 at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on November 3 and noon on November 4. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA's prosthetic programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special disability programs which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injury, blindness or visual impairment, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions.

On November 3, the Committee will be briefed by the Acting Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Office of Facilities Management, and the Chief of Prosthetics and Clinical Logistics. On November 4, the Committee will be briefed by a representative from the Office of Quality and Performance.

No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct questions or submit written statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting to Mr. Larry N. Long, Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Patient Care Services, Rehabilitation Services (117D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or by e-mail at lonlar@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Mr. Long at (202) 461-7354.

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Dated: September 25, 2009.

By Direction of the Secretary.

Vivian Drake,

Acting Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-23581 Filed 9-29-09; 8:45 am]

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