PUBLIC LAW 98-551—OCT. 30, 1984
98 STAT. 2819
"(B) The Secretary shall appoint two members from members of the general public who represent the interest of consumers of health care. "(4)(A) Each appointed member of the Council shall be appointed for a term of three 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 subsection, four shall be appointed for a term of three years, four shall be appointed for a term of two years, and four shall be appointed for a term of one year, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. Appointed members may be appointed for additional terms and 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 5 USC 5332 note, 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. "(5) The Council shall annually elect one of its appointed members to serve as Chairman until the next election. "(6) The Council shall meet at the call of the Chairman, but not less often than three times a year. "(7) The Director of the Center shall (A) designate a member of the staff of the Center to act as Executive Secretary of the Council, and (B) make available to the Council such staff, information, and other assistance as it may require to carry out its functions. "(h) In each fiscal year, seven and one-half percent of the amount Contracts with made available under section 2113 for such fiscal year for evalua- U.S. tions shall be made available to the Assistant Secretary for Health ^i"^"*^ to conduct or support (by both grants and contracts) through the ^*^* ^^^ Center, evaluations of health services and health care technology which evaluations are not being conducted or supported under this section or section 304.". (b) Subsection (i) of such section (as so redesignated) is amended by striking out "subsections (b), (c), and (d) of. (c)(1) Section 304 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 242b) is amended by striking out "National Center for Health Services Research" each place it occurs and inserting in lieu thereof "National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment". (2) Such section is amended by striking out ", the National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Center for Health Care Technology" each place it occurs and inserting in lieu thereof "and the National Center for Health Statistics". (3) Such section is amended by striking out ", the National Center for Health Statistics, or the National Center for Health Care Technology" and inserting in lieu thereof "or the National Center for Health Statistics".