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Department of Health, Education, and Welfare charter: National Advisory Council on Regional Medical Programs

Publication Date
  • November 1970 - November 1974
  • National Advisory Council
  • Regional Medical Programs
  • Organizational Policy
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medicine


xhr2231.tmp ‘. ... ), a’ . DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELFARE CHARTER NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON REGIONAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS Purpose The Secretary and &he Administrator, Administration,are authorizedunder of the Public Health Service Act, as Health Services and Mental Health Sections 900-910, 42 USC 299-299j, amended, to make grants and contracts, to encourage and assist in the establishmentof regional cooperativear- rangements among medical schools, research institutions,and hospitals for research and training (includingcontinuing education),for medical data exchange, and for demonstrationsof patient care in the fields of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and kidney disease, and other related diseases, and for other purposes. The council will provide advice on policy and strategy for carrying out those responsibilities. Authority 42 USC 299e; Section 905 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. Council is governed by provisions of Executive Order 11671 which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. Function The National Advisory Council on Regional Medical Programs advises the Secretary and the Administrator,Health Services and Mental Health Ad- ministration,in the preparationof regulationsfor, and as to policy matters arising with respect to, the administrationof this program. Reviews applicationsfor grants under Title IX, and recommends to the Secretarywith respect to approval of applicationsfor, and the amounts of, grants under Title IX. Structure The Council consists of the Assistant Secretary for Health, as chairman, the Chief, Medical Director of the Veterans Administrationwho shall be an ex officio member, and 20 members appointedby the Secretary,not otherwise in the regular full-time employ of the United States, who are leaders in the fields of the fundamentalsciences, the medical sciences, health care administration,or public affairs. At least two of the ap- pointed members shall be practicing physicians; one

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