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DOD - 1996 - Military Health Care Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameMilitary Health Care Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year1997Committee Number1996
Original Establishment Date5/9/1995Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/1997Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date5/9/1995Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter5/9/1997Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/30/1997Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gary
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAGENDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Christopherson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENDesignated Federal Officer Phone*703-697-2111
Effective Date Of Authority*5/9/1995Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Through the proposed Military Health Care Advisory Committee's role in advising the Assistant Secretary (Health Affairs) and the Military Services, the Military Health Services System will benefit from the Committee members' ideas that are directly applicable or can be adapted to the military system. Further, the System will benefit from the Committee's review of and advice on problems, opportunities, and potential solutions and strategies.
How is membership balanced?*The Department has appointed 15 experts who serve in their personal capacity (not representing any particular discipline, agency or association) and bring real world operating experience and broad policy expertise. In doing that, we are accessing retired military line and medical officers and enlisted people, health care management experts from academic institutions, military beneficiary groups, veterans with disabilities, public health officials from States or large cities, large private sector employers, experts on the future of technology, experts in managed health care, physicians, nurses, hospital managers, and quality assurance and health outcomes experts. The Department has appointed a diverse group of people who come from different backgrounds and parts of the nation and bring different expertise and views as to how the Department should meet its mission and best ensure the health of its beneficiaries. The current membership includes three African-Americans, one Asian-American, and a veteran with a disability.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The work of the Committee, including meetings, is as follows: full Committee meetings (currently two per year) to receive briefings and advise the Department; subgroups/individuals meet as needed to receive briefings and provide advice to the Department in major policy areas or on specific policy proposals; and site visits to military facilities and exercises as needed. The full Committee meetings each year is an important opportunity to bring together the diverse perspectives and expertise of the Committee and to link up with the Assistant Secretary and the DoD ex-officio members, including the Surgeons General.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The kind of advice and information provided by the Committee cannot be obtained from other sources. The intent behind forming the Committee was to obtain outside expert advice that would be useful to the Department. To accomplish this, the Department needed to access people who were outside the Department but who would become sufficiently knowledgeable on the Military Health Services System. The Committee provides that. Through its being an ongoing mechanism, this benefit will be significantly enhanced as the Committee members both maintain their independent status and acquire a greater appreciation for and knowledge of the military's system and its unique requirements, especially readiness preparations and military deployments.
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*$0.00Est 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*$18,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$63,500.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$21,200.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$1,100.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,100.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$900.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$27,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$132,800.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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