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

as amended):

Section

Title I-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 C-National 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_-----

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 ----

*The 84th Congress amended the PHS Act by adding two Parts H.

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT,

AS AMENDED

1

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT, AS AMENDED
TITLE I–SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS

SHORT TITLE

42 U.S.C. Note

Sec. 1. Titles I to VII inclusive, of this Act may be cited as the “Public Health Service Act".1

DEFINITIONS

42 U.S.C. 201

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 "Secretary” means the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; 2

(d) The term "regulations”, except when otherwise specified, means rules and regulations made by the Surgeon General with the approval of the Secretary;

(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, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, except that as used in section 361 (d) such term means a State, or the District of Columbia; 3

(g) The term “possession" includes, among other possessions, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands;

(h) The term "seamen” includes any person employed on board 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 artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water, exclusive of aircraft and amphibious contrivances;

1 Sec. 1 was amended by sec. 3 of P.L. 835, 84th Congress, to add Title VII to the six titles of the PHS Act.

? As presently in force, this subsection reads as follows:

"(c) The term 'Administrator' means the Federal Security Administrator." Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631, abolished the Office of Federal Security Administrator, and, effective April 11, 1953, all functions of that Office were transferred to the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. For convenience of persons using this compilation, the subsection has been restated as set out above, and each reference in this Act to "Administrator" has been changed to read Secretary'

3 Subsec. 2(f) amended by subsec. 31(a) and subsec. 47 (d) of P.L. 86–70, effective January 3, 1959; and further amended by subsec. 29(a) and subsec. 47(f) of P.L. 86-624, effective August 21, 1959.

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