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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-660—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3807

member of the Panel. While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of duties as a member of the Panel, members of the Panel appointed under subsection (a)(1) shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under section 5702 of title 5, United States Code. FUNCTIONS OF THE PANEL

SEC. 922. (a) The Panel shall assist the Secretary and the Council in the identification of priorities and emerging issues with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and the care of individuals with such disease and dementias. The Panel shall advise the Secretary and the Council with respect to the identification of— (1) emerging issues in, and promising areas of, biomedical research relating to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; (2) emerging issues in, and promising areas of, research relating to services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families; (3) emerging issues and promising initiatives in home and community based services, and systems of such services, for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families; and (4) emerging issues in, and innovative financing mechanisms for, payment for health care services and social services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, particularly financing mechanisms in the private sector. (b) The Panel shall prepare and transmit to the Congress, the Secretary, and the Council, and make available to the public, an annual report. Such report shall contain such recommendations as the Panel considers appropriate for administrative and legislative actions to improve services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families and to provide for promising biomedical research relating to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

42 USC 11222.

Reports. Public information.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 923. To carry out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $100,000 for each of the fiscal years 1988 through 1991.

42 USC 11223.

PART D—AWARDS FOR LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS AWARDS AUTHORIZED

SEC. 931. (a) The Director of the National Institute on Aging shall Research and make awards to senior researchers who have made distinguished development. achievements in biomedical research in areas relating to Alz- 42 USC 11231. heimer's disease and related dementias. Awards under this section shall be used by the recipients to support research in areas relating to such disease and dementias, and may be used by the recipients to train junior researchers who demonstrate exceptional promise to conduct research in such areas. (b) The Director of the National Institute on Aging may make awards under this section to researchers at centers supported under