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Welfare and the Public Health Service. Some of the major amendments are listed in table A of the appendix.

Other programs administered by the Department and the Service such as, for example, programs relating to water pollution control, air pollution control, and Indian health services, have been enacted as separate statutes and have been included in this compilation for the reasons already stated.

WATER POLLUTION

The Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 (Public Law 845, 80th Congress, 62 Stat. 1155) was replaced by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1956. (Public Law 660, 84th Congress, 70 Stat. 498) which included provisions for comprehensive programs for water pollution control; interstate cooperation; research, investigation, training; grants for water pollution control programs; grants for construction of treatment works; and enforcement measures against pollution of interstate waters. The 1961 Amendments (Public Law 87–88, 75 Stat. 204) vested all functions under the act in the Secretary, and among other things expanded the enforcement authority, increased maximum grants for construction of treatment works, and authorized the establishment of field laboratory and research facilities.

AIR POLLUTION

The act of July 14, 1955 (Public Law 159, 84th Congress, 69 Stat. 322), as amended by the act of September 22, 1959 (Public Law 86– 365, 73 Stat. 646), and the act of October 9, 1962 (Public Law 87-761, 76 Stat. 760), provides for studies, investigations, and dissemination of information and for grants and contracts for research, training, and demonstration projects in the field of air pollution control.

INDIAN HEALTH

The act of August 5, 1954 (Public Law 568, 83d Congress, 68 Stat. 674), effective July 1, 1955, transferred to the Surgeon General, for administration under the direction of the Secretary, all functions, responsibilities, and authority of the Department of the Interior relating to the conservation of the health of Indians; and provided for the transfer and administration of health facilities. It was amended by the act of July 31, 1959 (Public Law 86–121, 73 Stat. 267), to authorize the Surgeon General to construct, improve, extend, or otherwise provide and maintain essential sanitation facilities for Indians; to arrange for participation with tribal groups, local authorities, etc., in the construction costs and in subsequent operation and maintanance of facilities; and to transfer completed facilities to State o local authorities and Indian tribes, or in the case of domestic facilities, to individual Indians.

The act of August 16, 1957 (Public Law 85–151, 71 Stat. 370), authorized the use, under prescribed conditions, of appropriations for the construction of Indian health facilities, to pay part of the cost of construction of community health facilities serving both Indians and non-Indians.

CONTENTS

Part I. Public Health Service Act, as amended (Public Law 410, 78th Congress,

as amended):

Section

Title 1-Short Title and Definitions.--.

Title II-Administration ----

201

Title III—General Powers and Duties of Public Health Service:

Part A—Research and Investigation..

301

Part B Federal-State Cooperation.

311

Part C-Hospitals, Medical Examinations, and Medical Care--- 321

Part D-Lepers..

331

Part E-Narcotics Addicts..

341

Part F-Biological Products-

351

Part G-Quarantine and Inspection.

361

*Part H-Grants to Alaska for Mental Health.

371

*Part H-National Library of Medicine---

371

Title IV–National Research Institutes :

Part A—National Cancer Institute -

401

Part B National Heart Institute..

411

Part CNational Institute of Dental Research..

421

Part D_National Institute on Arthritis, Rheumatism, and

Metabolic Diseases, National Institute on Neurological Dis-

eases and Blindness, and Other Institutes--

431

Part E-Institutes of Child Health and Human Development

ment and of General Medical Sciences..

441

Title V-Miscellaneous_

501

Title VI—Construction of Hospitals :

Part A-Declaration of Purpose_-

601

Part B-Surveys and Planning-

611

Part C—Construction of Hospitals and Related Facilities---

621

Part D-Miscellaneous.--

631

Part E-Declaration of Purpose with Respect to Diagnostic or

Treatment Centers, Chronic Disease Hospitals, Rehabilitation

Facilities, and Nursing Homes_-.

641

Part F-Surveys and Planning with Respect to Diagnostic or

Treatment Centers, Chronic Disease Hospitals, Rehabilitation

Facilities, and Nursing Homes---

646

Part G—Construction of Diagnostic or Treatment Centers,

Chronic Disease Hospitals, Rehabilitation Facilities, and

Nursing Homes --

651

Part H-Loans for Construction of Hospitals and Other

Facilities.

661

Title VII—Health Research Facilities...

701

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84th Congress, as amended).

B. Air pollution :

(1) Air Pollution Control Research Training, and Technical Assistance

(Public Law 159, 84th Congress, as amended).

(2) Studies of Motor Vehicle Exhausts (Public Law 86-493).

C. Indian health:

(1) Indian hospital, health, and sanitation facilities (including transfer

maintenance and operation of hospital and health facilities for

Indians to Public Health Service) (Public Law 568, 83d Congress

as amended).

(2) Community hospital facilities (Public Law 85–151).

(3) Sanitation facilities on Menominee Reservation (Public Law 87–

432).

Appendix :

Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953.

Table A-Major amendments of the Public Health Service Act since 1944.

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT,

AS AMENDED

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