Data collection forms.
Registration area records.
United States National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Establishment; membership.
PUBLIC LAW 93-353-JULY 23, 1974
assistance to assist State and local jurisdictions in the development of model laws dealing with issues of confidentiality and comparability of data. "(e) The Secretary shall (1) assist State and local health agencies, and Federal agencies involved in matters relating to health, in the design and implementation of a cooperative system for producing comparable and uniform health information and statistics at the Federal, State, and local levels; (2) coordinate the activities of such Federal agencies respecting the design and implementation of such cooperative system; (3) undertake and support (by grant or contract) research, development, demonstrations, and evaluations respecting such cooperative system; (4) provide the Federal share of the data collection costs under such system; and (5) review statistical activities of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to assure that they are consistent with such cooperative system. " (f) To assist, in carrying out this section, the Secretary shall cooperate and consult with the Departments of Commerce and Labor and any other interested Federal departments or agencies and with State and local health departments and agencies. For such purpose he shall utilize insofar as possible the services or facilities of any agency of the Federal Government and, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5), of any appropriate State or other public agency, and may, without regard to such section, utilize the services or facilities of any private agency, organization, group, or individual, in accordance with written agreements between the head of such agency, organization, or group and the Secretary or between such individual and the Secretary. Payment, if any, for such services or facilities shall be made in such amounts as may be provided in such agreement. " (g) To secure uniformity in the registration and collection of mortality, morbidity, and other health data, the Secretary shall prepare and distribute suitable and necessary forms for the collection and compilation of such data which shall be published as a part of the health reports published by the Secretary. " (h) There shall be an annual collection of data from the records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces in registration areas. The data shall be obtained only from and restricted to such records of the States and municipalities which the Secretary, in his discretion, determines possess records affording satisfactory data in necessary detail and form. Each State or registration area shall be paid by the Secretary the Federal share of its reasonable costs (as determined by the Secretary) for collecting and transcribing (at the request of the Secretary and by whatever method authorized by him) its records for such data. "(i)(1) There is established in the Office of the Secretary a committee to be known as the United States National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (hereinafter in this subsection referred to as the 'Committee') which shall consist of fifteen members. "(2)(A) The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Secretary from among persons who have distinguished themselves in the fields of health statistics, epidemiology, and the provision of health services. Except as provided in subparagraph (B), members of the Committee shall be appointed for terms of three years. " (B) Of the members first appointed— " (i) five shall be appointed for terms of one year, " (ii) five shall be appointed for terijis of two years, and " (iii) five shall be appointed for terms of three years, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration