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HHS - 2619 - Tick-Borne Disease Working Group - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTick-Borne Disease Working GroupAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2619
Original Establishment Date8/10/2017Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tic...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date8/10/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Advisor for Blood and Tissue Policy, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy
Date Of Renewal Charter8/10/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/13/2022Designated Federal Officer First Name*James
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthoritySection 2062 of the 21st Century Cures ActDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Berger
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixM.S., M.T.(ASCP), S.B.B.
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures ActDesignated Federal Officer Phone*202 795-7608
Effective Date Of Authority*12/13/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*202 692-2101
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*james.berger@hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Working Group is charged to review ongoing activities and research related to tick-borne diseases conducted by HHS and other federal agencies, identify gaps in research and advances made, and provide a report to Congress and the HHS Secretary on its finding and recommendations every two years. The Working Group is also charged with soliciting input from States, localities, and nongovernmental entities, including organizations representing patients, health care providers, researchers, and industry. Subcommittees established by the Working Group research topic areas determined relevant to its charge and provide reports, including action items, for discussion and consideration by the Working Group for the biannual reports. The 2018 Report was delivered to Congress and the HHS Secretary in November 2018 and also posted on the HHS website for public access. Ten subcommittees with members representing a diversity of disciplines and views were formed in June 2019 to inform the next report due December 2020; at least two Working Group members co-chair each subcommittee. The Public Comment Subcommittee reviews public comments submitted to the Tick-Borne Disease mailbox and provides summary information to the Working Group to consider in developing their reports.
How is membership balanced?*The Working Group comprises 14 members - seven federal members and seven public members. Federal members are required to consist of one or more representatives from the following HHS organizational components: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and such other agencies and offices of HHS and other individuals as the Secretary determines appropriate and beneficial to the functioning of the Working Group. Other federal members represent the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Defense, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Public members are required to represent the following categories: physicians and other health care providers with experience in diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases; scientists or researchers with expertise; patients and their family members; and members of nonprofit organizations that advocate for patients with respect to tick-borne diseases.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Working Group is required to meet not less than two times a year. Six meetings were held in FY20 and focused on topics and issues that support development of the 2020 report to the HHS Secretary and Congress, taking into consideration the 2018 report.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), Section 2062 Tick-Borne Diseases, authorized the HHS Secretary to establish a Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. In general, the Working Group is to provide expertise and to review all efforts within HHS related to all tick-borne diseases and examine agency research priorities in order to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap. Every two years, the Working Group is required to submit a report to Congress and the HHS Secretary on its findings and any recommendations for improving the federal response to tick-borne diseases.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCost savings dependent on action taken on recommendationsGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*28Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe 2018 Report to the HHS Secretary and Congress, published in November 2018, included 28 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*3.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentMany of the recommendations require long-term action which cannot be accomplished in a fiscal year.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*21.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentMany of the recommendations require long-term action which cannot be accomplished in a fiscal year.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*HHS has the responsibility of ensuring the conduct of or support for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research related to vector-borne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures Act mandated the Secretary of HHS establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group to review activities and research related to tick-borne diseases conducted by HHS and other federal agencies and provide a report to Congress and the HHS Secretary on its finding and recommendations every two years. Unless extended by Congress, the Working Group will be terminated in December 2022, six years after the date of enactment of the authorizing legislation.Narrative Description*
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$67,468.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$40,035.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$121,070.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$150,269.40
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,400.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$8,400.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$6,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$454,358.32Est. Other Costs Next FY*$396,327.67
Total Costs$665,696.32Est. Total Next FY*$586,632.07
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.00
Cost RemarksPayment to Federal Staff: Actual is much lower than last year's proposed because it's based on 33% of salary/benefits of 2 persons to ensure sufficient funds for other costs. The remaining amount of salary/benefits was assigned to other CANs.Est Cost RemarksPayment to Federal Staff: Based on 33% of salary/benefits of 2 persons.
Other Costs: The estimation is less than FY20 mainly due to a contract modification in FY20 to add funds.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Animals
Veterinary Medicine
Education
Education
Health
Health Care
Medical Education
Medical Practitioners
Public Health
Safety
Treatment
Medicine
Diseases
Illnesses
Medicine and Dentistry
Research
Research and Development
Veterans
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034976Alpha-Gal Syndrome2020
 COM-034977Babesiosis and Tick-Borne Pathogens2020
 COM-034978Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease2020
 COM-034979Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis2020
 COM-034985Federal Inventory2020
 COM-034980Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease2020
 COM-034984Public Comment2020
 COM-034981Rickettsiosis2020
 COM-034982Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control2020
 COM-034983Training, Education, Access to Care, and Reimbursement2020
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036690Tick-Borne Disease Working Group2019
 COM-034905Tick-Borne Disease Working Group2018
 COM-002040Tick-Borne Disease Working Group2017