2018-13996. Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)  

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    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the HICPAC. The HICPAC consists of 14 experts in fields including but not limited to, infectious diseases, infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, nursing, clinical microbiology, surgery, hospitalist medicine, internal medicine, epidemiology, health policy, health services research, public health, and related medical fields. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of infectious diseases, infection prevention, healthcare epidemiology, nursing, environmental and clinical microbiology, surgery, internal medicine, and public health. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms.

    Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of HICPAC objectives https://www.cdc.gov/​hicpac/​.

    DATES:

    Nominations for membership on the HICPAC be received no later than November 1, 2018. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle.

    ADDRESSES:

    All nominations should be mailed to HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, emailed (recommended) to hicpac@cdc.gov, or faxed to (404) 639-4043.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Erin Stone, M.S., HICPAC, Division of Start Printed Page 30732Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; hicpac@cdc.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view represented, and the committee's function. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees (SGEs), requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for HICPAC membership each year, and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. HHS notifies selected candidates of their appointment near the start of the term in July 2019, or as soon as the HHS selection process is completed. Note that the need for different expertise varies from year to year and a candidate who is not selected in one year may be reconsidered in a subsequent year. SGE Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items:

    Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address)

    At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.)

    Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him- or herself, or by the person/organization recommending the candidate.

    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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    Elaine Baker,

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

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    [FR Doc. 2018-13996 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4163-18-P

Document Information

Published:
06/29/2018
Department:
Health and Human Services Department
Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-13996
Dates:
Nominations for membership on the HICPAC be received no later than November 1, 2018. Packages received after this time will not be considered for the current membership cycle.
Pages:
30731-30732 (2 pages)
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-13996.pdf