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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 7
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Health met in camera at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Joy Smith, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Patrick Brown, Patricia Davidson, Steven John Fletcher, Christiane Gagnon, Susan Kadis, Luc Malo, Joy Smith, Lui Temelkovski, Hon. Robert Thibault, David Tilson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Nancy Miller Chenier, Analyst; Sonya Norris, Analyst.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 
The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, November 29, 2007, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee undertake a study on Post-Market Surveillance of pharmaceuticals beginning in January 2008.

2. That officials from Health Canada be invited to appear as the first witnesses in January in order to brief members of the Committee on the issue of Post-Market Surveillance.

3. That Committee members be asked to submit their lists of potential witnesses for the study on Post-Market Surveillance to the Clerk.

4. That the Committee take into consideration a short work plan prepared by the Committee analysts for the study on Post-Market Surveillance.

5. That requests from individuals or organizations asking to meet with members of the Committee be set aside until such time as the study on Post-Market Surveillance is completed.

 

It was agreed, — That the First Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be amended, at the end of the third paragraph, by adding the following: “, by Tuesday, December 18, 2007.”.

 

It was agreed, — That the First Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, as amended, be concurred in.

 

It was agreed, — That the first meeting of the Committee, following the adjournment period, would be on Bill S-220, An Act respecting a National Blood Donor Week, as referred to the Committee on Wednesday, December 5, 2007; and that the sponsor of the Bill be invited to appear on that date in order to complete the clause by clause study of the Bill and report it back to the House without delay.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on Post-Market Surveillance by holding a series of 10 to 12 consecutive meetings beginning on Thursday, January 31, 2008.

 

It was agreed, — That the study on Post-Market Surveillance be interspersed, every fourth meeting, with a series of one meeting topical issues of interest to Committee members.

 

It was agreed, — That members of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure would meet on Thursday, December 13, 2007, in order to assist the Committee with the establishment of an order of priority for the list of topics identified by members as requiring only one meeting per subject matter.

 

At 10:04 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2008-01-29 2:33 p.m.