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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

92 STAT. 3450

Council members, terms of office.

Compensation.

5 USC 5332 note.

"Health care technology."

Appropriation authorization.

PUBLIC LAW 95-623—NOV. 9, 1978

and three of the appointed members shall be selected from members of the general public who represent the interests of consumers of health care. "(3)(A) Each appointed member of the Council shall be appointed for a term of four years, except that— "(i) any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; and (ii) of the members first appointed after the date of the enactment of this section, four shall be appointed for a term of four years, four shall be appointed for a term of three years, four shall be appointed for a term of two years, and four s'haill be appointed for a term of one year, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. Appointed members may serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have taken office. "(B) Members of the Council who are not officers or employees of the United States shall receive for each day they are engaged in the performance of the functions of the Council compensation at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule, including traveltime; and all members, while so serving away from their homes or regular places of business, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as such expenses are authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, for persons in the Government service employed intermittently. "(4) The Council shall annually elect one of its appointed members to serve as Chairman until the next election. " (5) The Council shall meet at the call of the Chairman, but not less often than four times a year. " (6) The Director of the Center shall (1) designate a member of the staff of the Center to act as Executive Secretary of the Council, and (2) make available to the Council such staff, information, and other assistance as it may require to carry out its functions. "(7) The Council shall be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, except that the Council shall terminate September 30, 1981. "(g) The Director of the National Institutes of Health, the head of the Food and Drug Administration (or the successor to such entity), the head of the Center for Disease Control (or the successor to such entity), the head of the Health Care Financing Administration (or the successor to such entity), and the head of any other entity of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare designated by the Secretary shall each make available annually to the Center and the Council a listing of all health care technologies of which he is aware that are under development and appear likely to be used in the practice of medicine. "(h) For purposes of this section, the term 'health care technology' means any discrete and identifiable regimen or modality used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, maintain patient well-being, or facilitate the provision of health care services. "(i) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $15,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979,