Health Research Advisory Committee Public Hearings and Meetings
[33 Pa.B. 4631]
The Health Research Advisory Committee (Committee) of the Department of Health (Department) will hold two public hearings followed by public meetings on November 5 and 17, 2003. The first public hearing and meeting will be held on November 5, 2003, at the Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, 110 Pickering Way, Lionville, PA 19353. Lionville is located south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Exit 23 (Downingtown) off Route 100 south towards West Chester.
The second public hearing and meeting will be held on November 17, 2003, at the Department of Health, Pittsburgh State Office Building, Sixth Floor Conference Room A, Room 605, 300 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
The primary purpose of the public hearings is to obtain suggestions for health research priorities under the Tobacco Settlement/Act 77, Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program for State fiscal year 2004-05.
The public hearings will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Comments must be submitted in writing by 2:30 p.m. on October 15, 2003, to David Hooper, Department of Health, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, Health Research Program, 555 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914, firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments must be limited to no more than two typewritten pages. Persons wishing to present written statements orally at one of the public hearings must contact David Hooper, (717) 783-2548, by 2:30 p.m. on October 15, 2003, to make a reservation for testifying. Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes at one of the public hearings. Persons will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, as time permits.
These meetings are open to the public. No reservations are required to attend the public meetings, but persons testifying must submit their testimonies in advance in accordance with the previous paragraph.
After the public hearings, a meeting of the Committee will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the research priorities for State fiscal year 2004-05.
Current (2003-04) State fiscal year priorities for both formula funded and nonformula funded health research are posted on the Department's website (http://www.health.state.pa.us) under the Tobacco Settlement/Act 77, Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program.
For additional information, contact Patricia W. Potrzebowski, Director, or Robin C. Cohick, Administrative Officer, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, 555 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914, (717) 783-2548.
Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape or Braille) should contact Patricia W. Potrzebowski or Robin Cohick, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, 555 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914, (717) 783-2548, for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984.
These hearings and meetings are subject to cancellation without notice.
CALVIN B. JOHNSON, M.D., M.P.H.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1802. Filed for public inspection September 12, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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