The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (Advisory Committee) is authorized by sections 222 (42 U.S.C. 217a) and 749 (42 U.S.C. 293l) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by section 5103(d) and re-designated by section 5303 of the Affordable Care Act. The Advisory Committee is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), as amended, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations on policy and program development to the Secretary, and is responsible for submitting an annual report to the Secretary and Congress concerning the activities under Sections 747 and 748 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as amended. In addition, the Advisory Committee develops, publishes, and implements performance measures and longitudinal evaluations, as well as recommends appropriation levels for Part C of title VII of the PHS Act, as amended.
The Advisory Committee consists of 17 members appointed by the Secretary. The Secretary appoints members from practicing health professionals engaged in training; leaders from health professions organizations; faculty from health professions educational institutions, and health professionals from public or private teaching hospitals or community-based settings.
Letter to Congress: November 10, 2011 (PDF - 2 pages)
Letter to the Secretary of HHS: May 19, 2010 (PDF - 2 pages)
Letter to the Secretary of HHS and to Congress: June 12, 2009 (PDF - 3 pages)
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