PUBLIC LAW 100-690—NOV. 18, 1988
102 STAT. 4235
CHAPTER 2—TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT SEC. 2611. CERTAIN REFERENCES.
Except as otherwise expressly provided, any reference made in this chapter to an amendment or repeal of a section or other provision shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.). SEC. 2612. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE III.
Section 308(b)(2)(A) (42 U.S.C. 242m(b)(2)(A)) is amended— (1) by inserting after the first sentence the following: "Each application for a grant, contract, or cooperative sigreement in an amount exceeding $50,000 of direct costs for the dissemination of research findings or the development of research agendsis (including conferences, workshops, and meetings) shall be submitted to a standing peer review group with persons with appropriate expertise and shall not be submitted to any peer review group established to review applications for research, evaluation, or demonstration projects."; and (2) by striking in the last sentence "of each such application" and inserting "of an application described in the first two sentences of this subparagraph". SEC. 2613. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE IV. (a) NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS '~~
(1) Subpart 13 of part C of title IV, as added by section 101(4) of the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988, is amended by adding at the end the following new sections: " N A T I O N A L INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS ADVISORY BOARD
"SEC. 464D. (a) The Secretary shall establish in the Institute the 42 USC 285m-4. National Deafness and Other (Communications Disorders Advisory Board (hereafter in this section referred to as the 'Advisory Board'). "(b) The Advisory Board shall be composed of eighteen appointed members and nonvoting ex officio members as follows: "(1) The Secretary shall appoint— "(A) twelve members from individuals who are scientists, physicians, and other health and rehabilitation professionals, who are not officers or employees of the United States, and who represent the specialties and disciplines relevant to deafness and other communication disorders, including not less than two persons with a communication disorder; and "(B) six members from the general public who are knowledgeable with respect to such disorders, including not less than one person with a communication disorder and not less than one person who is a parent of an individual with such a disorder. Of the appointed members, not less than five shall by virtue of training or experience be knowledgeable in diagnoses and rehabilitation of communication disorders, education of the hear-