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  Federal Register Notice


Office of the Secretary

White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

Notice of Meeting

[Billing Code: 4140-01]
Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act,
as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is given of a meeting of
the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.

The purpose of this public meeting is to convene the Commission to
discuss possible Federal policy regarding complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM).  The main focus of the meeting is the
discussion of key issues before the Commission and the development
of the Recommendations, Action Items, and the Draft Final Report of
the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.
Major issue areas to be considered by the Commission prior to completion of
its Final Report include the following: Coordination of CAM Research;
Access to and Delivery of CAM Practices and Products; Coverage and Reimbursement
for CAM Practices and Products; Training and Education of Health Care Practitioners
in CAM; Development and Dissemination of CAM Information for Health Care Providers
and the Public; CAM in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention;
Coordinating and Centralizing Private Sector and Federal Sector CAM Efforts;
and the Definition of CAM and the Commission=s Guiding Principles.
Comments received at the meeting may be used by the Commission to
prepare the Final Report to the President as required by the Executive Order.

Opportunities for oral statements by the public will be provided on
February 22, from 3:00 p.m. B 400 p.m. (Time approximate).

Name of Committee: The White House Commission on
                   Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

Date:              February 21-22, 2002

Time:              February 21 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                   February 22 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Place:             Double Tree Hotel Rockville
                   Plaza I and II Conference Rooms
                   1750 Rockville Pike
                   Rockville, MD 20852
                   Telephone: 301-468-1100

Contact Persons:   Michele M. Chang, CMT, MPH Executive Secretary OR
                   Stephen C. Groft, Pharm.D.
                   Executive Director
                   6707 Democracy Boulevard
                   Room 880, MSC-5467
                   Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
                   Phone: (301) 435-7592
                   Fax: (301) 480-1691

Because of the need to obtain the views of the public on these issues as
soon as possible and because of the deadline for the report required of
the Commission, this notice is being provided at the earliest possible time.

Supplementary Information:  The White House Commission on
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy was established on March 7, 2000
by Presidential Executive Order 13147. The mission of the White House Commission
on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy is to provide a report,
through the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, on
legislative and administrative recommendations for assuring that public policy
maximizes the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine to Americans.

Public Participation

The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited by the availability
of space on a first come, first served basis.  Members of the public who wish
to present oral comments may register by faxing a request to register at
301-480-1691 or by accessing the website of the Commission at  no later than February 12, 2002.

Oral comments will be limited to five minutes, three minutes to make a statement
and two minutes to respond to questions from Commission members.  Due to time
constraints, only one representative from each organization will be allotted
time for oral testimony.  The number of speakers and the time allotted may
also be limited by the number of registrants.  Priority may be given to
participants who have not yet addressed the Commission at previous  meetings.
All requests to register should include the name, address, telephone number,
and business or professional affiliation of the interested party, and should
indicate the area of interest or issue to be addressed.

Any person attending the meeting who has not registered to speak in advance
of the meeting will be allowed to make a brief oral statement during the time
set aside for public comment if time permits, and at the Chairperson's discretion.
Individuals unable to attend the meeting, or any interested parties, may send
written comments by mail, fax, or electronically to the staff office of the
Commission for inclusion in the public record.

When mailing or faxing written comments, please provide your comments, if possible,
as an electronic version or on a diskette.   Persons needing special assistance,
such as sign language interpretation or other special accommodations, should
contact the Commission staff at the address or telephone number listed above
no later than February 12, 2002.


LaVerne Y. Stringfield,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy

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