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H.R. 10681

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT

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Sec. 217. (a) The National Advisory Health Council, [the National Advisory Cancer Council], the National Advisory Mental Health Council, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Advisory Heart Council, and the National Advisory Dental Research Council shall each consist of the Surgeon General, who shall be chairman, the chief medical officer of the Veterans' Administration or his representative and a ical officer designated by the Secretary of Defense, who shall be ex officio members; and twelve members appointed without regard to the civil service laws by the Surgeon General with the approval of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. The twelve appointed members of each such council shall be leaders in the fields of fundamental sciences, medical sciences, or public affairs, and six of such twelve shall be selected from among the leading medical or scientific authorities who, in the case of the National Advisory Health Council, are skilled in the sciences related to health, and in the case of [the National Advisory Cancer Council], the National Advisory Mental Health Council, the National Advisory Council on Alcoholic Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Advisory Heart Council, and the National Advisory Dental Research Council, are outstanding in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer, psychiatric disorders, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, heart diseases, and dental diseases and conditions, respectively. In the case of the National Advisory Dental Research Council, four of such six shall be dentists. Each appointed member of each such council shall hold office for a term of four years, except that (1) any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the terms for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; (2) the terms of the members (other than the members of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) first taking office after September 30, 1950, shall expire as follows: Three shall expire four years after such date, three shall expire three years after such date, three shall expire two years after such date, and three shall expire one year

after such date, as designated by the Surgeon General at the time of appointment; and (3) the terms of the members of the National Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism first taking office after the date of enactment of this clause, shall expire as follows: Three shall expire four years after such date, three shall expire three years after such date, three shall expire two years after such date, and three shall expire one year after such date, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. None of the appointed members shall be eligible for reappointment within one year after the end of his preceding term, but terms expiring prior to October 1, 1950, shall not be deemed “preceding terms” for the purposes of this sentence.

H.R. 10681

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