Meeting Information

HICPAC meetings are open to the public and occur up to 8 times a year. Topics related to infection control and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. See agenda for time dedicated to public comments. Contact HICPAC Committee Management if you have questions about the meetings.

Registration is not required to watch HICPAC Meeting webcasts

The link to the meeting webcast will be posted here shortly before the meeting.

Rules of Conduct for HICPAC Meetings

Any interested person who wishes to make an oral public comment during a Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) meeting should submit a request to HICPAC before the meeting according to the instructions in the Federal Register Notice.

Those who have not submitted a request before the meeting will not have an opportunity to speak.

Public engagement and input are vital to HICPAC’s work. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to HICPAC in two ways: (1) oral comment at public HICPAC meetings and/or (2) written comment via See details on when and how to request below.

How to Request to Make a Public Comment
  • Oral Public Comment: All HICPAC webcasts include time for oral public comment for members of the public. All individuals interested in making an oral public comment need to submit a request. The oral public comment request form is currently closed. Information on submitting a request to make an oral public comment at a public HICPAC meeting will be found here when available.
  • If the number of persons requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled time, CDC will conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled public comment session.
    To accommodate the significant interest in participation in the oral public comment session of HICPAC meetings, each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes, and each speaker may only speak once per meeting.
  • Written Public Comment: Any member of the public can submit a written public comment to HICPAC. Docket No. CDC-2024-0014, “Draft Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel: Epidemiology and Control of Selected Infections Transmitted Among Healthcare Personnel and Patients: Cytomegalovirus and Parvovirus B19 Sections and Draft Source Control Definition” and Docket No. CDC-2024-0015, Proposed Updates for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Infection Control Programs for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, Andes Virus, and Nipah Virus: Appendix A” will be opened to receive written comments on February 26, 2024. Written comments must be received by April 26, 2024, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number.
  • All relevant comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal information provided. To access the docket or to read background documents or comments received, go to
Request to Make a Public Comment
  • The Submission Period for Requests to Make an Oral Public Comment was October 2-23, 2023, and is now closed.
  • The Submission Period to Make a Written Public Comment was November 1-6, 2023, and is now closed. All Written Public Comments received before or after the Submission Period opens or closes will not be added to the meeting minutes.
Next Meeting

When: TBD

Meeting Schedule

Tentative 2024 Meeting Schedule

  • TBD
  • June 6-7
  • August 22
  • November 14-15