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About the Committee


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. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • submit an annual report to the Secretary and Congress concerning the activities under Sections 747 and 748 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act);
  • develop, publish, and implement performance measures and longitudinal evaluations for these programs; and
  • recommend appropriation levels for Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act.

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Date Last Reviewed:  January 2018