PUBLIC LAW 94^562—OCT. 19, 1976 Control or his designee, the Administrator of the Health Services Administration or his designee, the Administrator of the Health Resources Administration or his designee, the Associate Director for Diabetes of the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases or his designee, the Chief Medical Director of the Veterans' Administration or his designee, and the Secretary of Defense or his designee. "(2) Seven members shall be appointed by the Secretary from individuals who are not in the employ of the Federal Government and who are health and allied health professionals or scientists representing the various specialties and disciplines involved with diabetes mellitus and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. "(3) Five members shall be appointed by the Secretary from the general public, including at least one person with diabetes and two persons each of whom is a parent of a diabetic child. "(b) The members of the Board shall select a Chairperson from among the appointed members. "(c) The Secretary shall, after consultation with and consideration of the recommendations of the Board, provide the Board with an executive director and one other professional staff member. In addition, the Secretary shall, after consultation with and consideration of the recommendations of the Board, provide the Board with such additional professional staff members, such clerical staff members, and (through contracts or other arrangements) with such administrative support services and facilities, such information, and such services of consultants, as the Secretary determines are necessary for the Board to carry out its functions. "(d) Members of the Board who are officers or employees of the Federal Government shall serve as members of the Board without compensation in addition to that received in their regular public employment. Other members of the Board shall receive compensation at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule for each day (including traveltime) they are engaged in the performance of their duties as members of the Board, While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Board, members of the Board shall be allowed travel expenses including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703(b) of title 5 of the United States Code. "(e) The appointed members of the Board shall be appointed to serve until the expiration of the Board (as provided in subsection (1)). "(f) The Board shall— "(1) review and evaluate the implementation of the long range plan to combat diabetes mellitus (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Diabetes Plan") formulated by the National Commission on Diabetes under section 3(e) of the National Diabetes Mellitus Research and Education Act, and "(2) for the purpose of assuring the most effective utilization and organization of diabetes resources, advise and make recommendations to Congress, the Secretary, and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies with respect to the Diabetes Plan and with respect to the guidelines, policies and procedures of Federal programs relating to diabetes.
90 STAT. 2649
5 USC 5332 note, Travel expenses.
42 USC 289c-2 note.