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PUBLIC LAW 103-43—JUNE 10, 1993 107 STAT. 159 SEC. 503. NATIONAL CENTER ON SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH. Subpart 2 of part C of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 285b et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section: "NATIONAL CENTER ON SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH "SEC 424. (a) Not later than 1 year after the date of the Establishment enactment of the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act ^^ use 285b-7. of 1993, the Director of the Institute shall establish the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (in this section referred to as the 'Center'). The Center shall be headed by a director, who shall be appointed by the Director of the Institute. "(b) The general purpose of the Center is— "(1) the conduct and support of research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities with respect to sleep disorders, including biological and circadian rhythm research, basic understanding of sleep, chronobiological and other sleep related research; and "(2) to coordinate the activities of the Center with similar activities of other Federal agencies, including the other agencies of the National Institutes of Health, and similar activities of other public entities and nonprofit entities. "(c)(1) The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall establish a board to be known as the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (in this section referred to as the 'Advisory Board'). "(2) The Advisory Board shall advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, through the Director of the Institute, and the Director of the Center concerning matters relating to the scientific activities carried out by and through the Center and the policies respecting such activities, including recommendations with respect to the plan required in subsection (c). "(3)(A) The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall appoint to the Advisory Board 12 appropriately qualified representatives of the public who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government. Of such members, eight shall be representatives of health and scientific disciplines with respect to sleep disorders and four shall be individuals representing the interests of individuals with or undergoing treatment for sleep disorders. "(B) The following officials shall serve as ex officio members of the Advisory Board: "(i) The Director of the National Institutes of Health, "(ii) The Director of the Center. "(iii) The Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. "(iv) The Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. "(v) The Director of the National Institute on Aging, "(vi) The Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "(vii) The Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. "(viii) The Assistant Secretary for Health, "(ix) The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). "(x) The Chief Medical Director of the Vetereins' Administration.