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Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

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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 Control and Prevention (CDC) announce the following meeting for the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., November 6, 2013; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., November 7, 2013.

Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B3, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. Please register for the meeting at www.cdc.gov/​hicpac.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, the Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), the Director, CDC, the Secretary, Health and Human Services regarding (1) the practice of healthcare infection prevention and control; (2) strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of infections, antimicrobial resistance, and related events in settings where healthcare is provided; and (3) periodic updating of CDC guidelines and other policy statements regarding prevention of healthcare-associated infections and healthcare-related conditions.

Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include updates on CDC and Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion's (DHQP's) activities for prevention and surveillance of healthcare associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance, and developing a process to define core infection prevention and control methods. Also to be discussed is the development of guidance for CDC guideline recommendations that are categorized as “unresolved”.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: Erin Stone, M.S., HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, l600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone (404) 639-4045. Email: hicpac@cdc.gov.

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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-24341 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]

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