Executive Order 10497

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Signed by President  Dwight D. Eisenhower  Tuesday, October 27, 1953 Federal Register  page & date: 18 FR 6815, Thursday, October 29, 1953
See the Notes section for a listing of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 215 of the Public Health Service Act (58 Stat. 690), and as President of the United States, the regulations relating to commissioned officers and employees of the Public Health Service prescribed by Executive Order No. 9993 of August 31, 1948 (13 F.R. 5093), as amended by Executive Order No. 10031 of January 26, 1949 (14 F.R. 377), and Executive Order No. 10280 of August 16, 1951 (16 F.R. 8227), as portions of Chapter I, Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations are hereby amended as follows:


  1. Section 21.1 of the said regulations is amended to read:

    Sec. 21.1 Meaning of Terms.

    As used in this part, the term:

    (a) ‘‘Act’’ means the Public Health Service Act, 58 Stat. 682, as now or hereafter amended.

    (b) ‘‘Administrator’’ means the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare except that with respect to any action taken prior to April 11, 1953, it means the Federal Security Administrator.

    (c) ‘‘Agency’’ means the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare except that with respect to any action prior to April 11, 1953, it means the Federal Security Agency.

    (d) ‘‘Department’’ means the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

    (e) ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

    (f) ‘‘Service’’ means the Public Health Service.

    (g) ‘‘Surgeon General’’ means the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service.

    (h) ‘‘Commissioned officer’’ or ‘‘officer’’, unless otherwise indicated, means either an officer of the Regular Corps or an officer of the Reserve Corps. (Sec. 215, 58 Stat. 690; 42 U.S.C. 216.)

  2. The headnote of section 21.155 as contained in the table of contents of the said regulations is amended to read ‘‘Security Requirements’’; and the said section 21.155 is amended to read as follows:

    Sec. 21.155 Security Requirements.

    The provisions of Executive Order No. 10450 of April 17, 1953, entitled ‘‘Security Requirements for Government Employment’’, shall be applicable to commissioned officers of the Service; and the Secretary, in accordance with the standards and procedures prescribed therein or adopted pursuant thereto, shall (a) cause investigations to be made of commissioned officers of the Service and of candidates for commission in the Regular or Reserve Corps, in order to ensure that their appointment and their retention in office are clearly consistent with the interests of the national security, and (b) suspend from assigned duties or separate from the Service any such officer upon a determination that such suspension or separation is necessary or advisable in the interests of the national security. (Sec. 215, 58 Stat. 690; 42 U.S.C. 216.)

  3. Section 21.183, entitled ‘‘Transmission of information to certain agencies’’, is revoked.


Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower 
The White House,
October 27, 1953.

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