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(b) It shall be the duty of the Board to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Surgeon General on important matters of policy in regard to the Library, including such matters as the acquisition of materials for the Library, the scope, content and organization of the Library's services, and the rules under which its materials, publications, facilities, and services shall be made available to various kinds of users, and the Surgeon General shall include in his annual report to the Congress a statement covering the recommendations made by the Board and the disposition thereof. The Surgeon General is authorized to use the services of any member or members of the Board in connection with matters related to the work of the Library, for such periods, in addition to conference periods, as he may determine.

(c) Each appointed member of the Board shall hold office for a term of four years, except that (A) any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term, and (B) the terms of the members first taking office after the date of enactment of this part shall expire as follows: three at the end of four years after such date, three at the end of three years after such date, two at the end of two years after such date, and two at the end of one year after such date, as designated by the President 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.

(d) Appointed members of the Board who are not otherwise in the employ of the United States, while attending conferences of the Board or otherwise serving at the request of the Surgeon General, shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to be fixed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, but not exceeding $50 per diem, including travel time, and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law (5 U. S. C. 73b-2) for persons in the Government service employed intermittently.

Gifts to Library

Sec. 374. The provisions of section 501 shall be applicable to the acceptance and administration of gifts made for the benefit of the Library or for carrying out any of its functions, and the Surgeon General shall make recommendations to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare relating to establishment within the Library of suitable memorials to the donors.

Definitions

Sec. 375. For purposes of this part the terms '"medicine" and "medical" shall, except when used in section 373, be understood to include preventive and therapeutic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, hospitalization, nursing, public health, and the fundamental sciences related thereto, and other related fields of study, research, or activity.

Library Facilities

Sec. 376. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated sums sufficient for the erection and equipment of suitable and adequate buildings and facilities for use of the Library in carrying out the provisions of this part. The Administrator of General Services is authorized to acquire, by purchase, condemnation, donation, or otherwise, a suitable site or sites, selected by the Surgeon General in accordance with the direction of the Board, for such buildings and facilities and to erect thereon, furnish, and equip such buildings and facilities. The sums herein authorized to be appropriated shall include the cost of preparation of drawings and specifications, supervision of construction, and other administrative expenses incident to the work. The Administrator of General Services shall prepare the plans and specifications, make all necessary contracts, and supervise construction.

Transfer of Armed Forces Medical Library

Sec. 377. All civilian personnel, equipment, library collections, other personal property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds (available or to be made available), which the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine to relate primarily to the functions of the Armed Forces Medical Library, are hereby transferred to the Service for use in the administration and operation of this part. Such transfer of property, funds, and personnel, and the other provisions of this part, shall become effective on the first day, occurring not less than thirty days after the date of enactment of this part, which the Director of the Bureau of the Budget determines to be practicable.

Title IV--Nationa! Research Institutes 1/
PART A--NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE2)

To Be a Division in National Institutes 3/ of Health

42 USC 281

Sec. 401. The National Cancer Institute shall be a division in the National Institutes 3 of Health.

Cancer Research, And So Forth

42 USC 282

Sec. 402. In carrying out the purposes of section 301 with respect to cancer, the Surgeon General, through the National Cancer Institute and in cooperation with the National Cancer Advisory Council, shall-

(a) conduct, assist, and foster researches, investigations, experiments, and studies relating to the cause, prevention, and methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer;

(b) promote the coordination of researches conducted by the Institute and similar researches conducted by other agencies, organizations, and individuals;

(c) provide training and instruction in technical matters relating to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer;

(d) provide fellowships in the Institute from funds appropriated or donated for such purpose;

(e) secure for the Institute consultation services and advice of cancer experts from the United States and abroad;

() cooperate with State health agencies in the prevention, control, and eradication of cancer;

(8) procure, use, and lend radium as provided in section 403.

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Sec. 403. (a) In carrying out the provisions of section 402 all appropriate provisions of section 301 shall be applicable to the authority of the Surgeon General, and he is authorized-

(1) to purchase radium, from time to time, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, to make such radium available for the purposes of this part, 4 both to the Service and by loan to other agencies and institutions for such consideration and subject to such conditions as he may prescribe;

(2) to provide the necessary facilities where training and instruction may be given in all technical matters relating to diagnosis and treatment of cancer to persons found by the Surgeon General to have proper technical qualifications, and designated by him for such training or instruction, and to fix and pay them a per diem allowance during such training or instruction of not to exceed $10.

(b) The Surgeon General shall recommend acceptance of conditional gifts pursuant to section 501 of this Act, for study, investigation, or research into the cause, prevention, and methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, or for the acquisition of grounds or for the erection, equipment, or maintenance of premises, buildings, or equipment of the Institute, only after consultation with the National Cancer Advisory Council. Donations of $50,000 or over in aid of research under this part;4) may be acknowledged by the establishment within the Institute of suitable memorials to the donors.

1/ The heading of Title IV was a mended by Section 2(a) of PL 692, 81st Congress.

21 Section 3(b) of the National Heart Act added the designation of sections 401 to 406, inclusive, as Part A.

3/ Subtitle and section 401 were amended by 6(b) of the National Heart Act by adding “s" to "Institute."

4 Paragraph (1) of subsection (a) and subsection (b) were amended by section 6(c) of the National Heart Act, by changing the word "title" to "part."

(c) In carrying out the purposes of section 402 grants-in-aid for cancer projects shall be made only after review and recommendation of the National Cancer Advisory Council made pursuant to section 404.

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Sec. 404. The co cil is authorized-

(a) to review research projects or programs submitted to or initiated by it relating to the study of the cause, prevention, or methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and certify approval to the Surgeon General, for prosecution under section 402, of any such projects which it believes show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge with respect to the cause, prevention, or methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer;

(b) to collect information as to studies which are being carried on in the United States or any other country as to the cause, prevention, and methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, by correspondence or by personal investigation of such studies, and with the approval of the Surgeon General make available such information through the appropriate publications for the benefit of health agencies and organizations (public or private), physicians, or any other scientists, and for the information of the general public;

(c) to review applications from any university, hospital, laboratory, or other institution whether public or private, or from individuals, for grants-in-aid for research projects relating to cancer, and certify to the Surgeon General its approval of grants-in-aid in the cases of such projects which show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge with respect to the cause, prevention, or methods of diagnosis or treatment of cancer;

(d) to recommend to the Surgeon General for acceptance conditional gifts pursuant to section 501 of this Act; and

(e) to make recommendations to the Surgeon General with respect to carrying out the provisions of this part. 11

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Sec. 405. Appropriations to carry out the purposes of this title shall be available for the acquisition of land or the erection of buildings only if so specified, but in the absence of express limitation therein may be expended in the District of Columbia for personal services, stenographic recording and translating services, by contract if deemed necessary, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes; traveling expenses (including the expenses of attendance at meetings when specifically authorized by the Surgeon General); rental, supplies and equipment, purchase and exchange of medical books, books of reference, directories, periodicals, newspapers, and press clippings; purchase, operation, and maintenance of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles; printing and binding (in addition to that otherwise provided by law); and for all other necessary expenses in carrying out the provisions of this title.

Other Authority

Sec. 406 This title shall not be construed as limiting (a) ority of the Surgeon General or the Public Health Service un this Act, or of any officer or agency of the United States, re..... v study of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of any disease or diseases for which a separate institute is established under this Act; or (b) the expenditure of money therefor. 2/

1 subsection (e) was amended by section 6(c) of the National Heart Act by changing the word "title" to “part".

2/ Section 406 was amended by Section 4(a) of PL 692, 81st Congress.

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