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PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE CODE

BEFORE A

HEARING

U.S. Conchaare Hours
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE LIBRARY

CONGRESS
SERIAL RECOR

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

APR 14 194

ON

H. R. 3379

Copy.....

GOVT. SOUPT"

A BILL TO CODIFY THE LAWS RELATING TO THE
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

MARCH 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, AND 14, 1944

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1944

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Statements of

Parran, Dr. Thomas, Surgeon General, United States Public Health

Service-

Johnson, Gilber R., counsel, Lake Carriers' Association, Cleveland,

Ohio

Riley, Dr. R. H., representing the Association of State and Territorial

Health Officers, Baltimore, Md.

Wilcox, Alanson W., assistant general counsel, Federal Security

Agency -

Drexler, Lt. Stanley L., United States Coast Guard Reserve_-
Bond, Lt. Comdr. John A., United States Coast and Geodetic Survey--
Swope, Chester D., D.O., American Osteopathic Association ---
Calhoun, Lt. Leonard J., United States Naval Reserve--
Dressler, Otterbein, D. O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathy, Phila-

delphia, Pa.--
Sheldon, Rear Admiral Luther, Assistant Chief, Bureau of Medicine

and Surgery, United States Navy----

Skilton, Lt. (Jr. Gr.) Robert H., Bureau of Naval Personnel, United

States Navy----

Queen, Commander N. L., United States Maritime Service, Training

Organization, War Shipping Administration----
Boggs, Ensign A. Hale, chief legal officer, Training Organization, War

Shipping Administration --
Communications submitted :

Report of Federal Security Agency on H. R. 3379_
Letter from Bureau of the Budget on above report_
Extracts from Opinions by the Comptroller General of the United

States on the definition of "seaman".

List of 1944 appropriations for the Public Health Service----

Letter from C. Willard Camalier, for the American Dental Association.

Letter from R. P. Fischelis, for the American Pharmaceutical Associa-

tion.---

Letter from Hon. Raymond E. Baldwin, Governor, State of Connecticut.
Letter from Stanley H. Osborn, Commissioner, Department of Health,

State of Connecticut----

Letter from I. C. Riggin, president, Association of State and Terri-

torial Health Officers.-.

Extract from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association,

October 1942.

Communication of February 25, 1944, from the Commandant of Coast

Guard to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy ---

Letter from the Secretary of Labor upon provisions of the bill H. R.

3379----

Letter from Ensign Hale Boggs, United States Naval Reserve...

Letter from Commander Norman L. Queen --

Letter from Central Labor Union and Metal Trades Council, Panama

Canal Zone--

Letter from Hon. A. L. Miller, Member of Congress---

Article by J. W. Holloway, Jr., bureau of legal medicine and legis-

lation, American Medical Association.-

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SEC. 2. When used in this Act—

(a) The term “Service” means the Public Health Service;

(b) The term “Surgeon General” means the Surgeon General of the Public

Health Service;

(c) The term “Administrator” means the Federal Security Administrator;

(d) The term “regulations,” except when otherwise specified, means rules and

regulations made by the Surgeon General with the approval of the Administrator;
(e) The term “executive department” means any executive department, agency,

or independent establishment of the United States or any corporation wholly

owned by the United States;

(f) The term “State” means a State or the District of Columbia, Hawaii,

Alaska, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, except that as used in section 361 (d)
Such term means a State, the District of Columbia, or Alaska;
(g) The term “possession” shall include, among other possessions, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands;
(h) The term “seamen” includes any person employed on board primarily in
the care, preservation, or navigation of any vessel, or in the Service, on board, of
those engaged in such care, preservation, or navigation;
(i) The term “vessel” includes every description of watercraft or other arti-
ficial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on
water, exclusive of aircraft and amphibious contrivances;
(j) The term “habit-forming narcotic drug” or “narcotic” means opium and

Coca leaves and the several alkaloids derived therefrom, the best known of these

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