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HHS - 9490 - White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy - Presidential


Committee NameWhite House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine PolicyAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2002Committee Number9490
Original Establishment Date3/7/2000Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date3/7/2002Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date3/7/2000Designated Fed Officer Position Title*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*STEPHEN
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC.
Specific Termination AuthorityE.O. 13147Designated Federal Officer Last Name*GROFT
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHRM
Specific Establishment Authority*E.O. 13147Designated Federal Officer Phone* 
Effective Date Of Authority*3/7/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*As mandated by Presidential Executive Order 13147, the Commission developed policy recommendations on CAM use that was provided to Congress and the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Commission meetings served as forums to review and discuss issues regarding coordinated CAM research efforts; access, delivery and reimbursement of CAM products and services; education, training and credentialing of CAM providers; and dissemination of CAM information to the public, which all fell under the broad scope of the Commission's mandate. The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine completed deliberations and developed the Final Report that provided legislative and administrative recommendations for assuring that public policy maximizes the potential benefits to Americans of CAM therapies. The Commission, as required by Executive Order 13147, terminated on March 7, 2002. The Final Report was submitted to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on March 11. Secretary Thompson transmitted the Final report to the President and Congress on March 25. The report provided recommendations on the following issues: 1) Coordination of research; 2) Education and training of CAM and conventional Health Care Practitioners; 3) Development and dissemination of CAM information; 4) Access to and delivery of CAM practices and products; 5)Coverage and reimbursement for CAM practices and products; and 6) Coordination of Federal, state, and private sector activities.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission consisted of 20 members appointed by the President. These members included representatives knowledgeable in health care practice and/or CAM from the public and private sectors.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission held three meetings during this reporting period. One Town Hall meeting (01/23/02) was held to provide an opportunity for public testimony regarding complementary and alternative medicine.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission's charge was to study and report on public policy issues in the rapidly expanding field of complementary and alternative medicine. These issues included training and credentialing, education of providers and the public, broadening of research efforts, and access to integrated health care. The recommendations addressed the education and training of health care practitoners; coordinated research to increase knowledge about CAM practices and products; reliable and useful information for health professionals that can be made readily accessible and understandable to the general public; and guidance for appropriate access and delivery of CAM. No current advisory committee could provide the necessary breadth and scope regarding all these policies.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$66,129.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$121,539.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$15,946.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$87,771.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$14,110.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$47,660.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$194,370.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$547,525.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-017615White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy2001
 COM-018435White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy2000