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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-158—NOV. 20, 1985 tions of such group. Not more than one-fourth of the members of any such group shall be officers or employees of the United States. "(c) The Director of NIH may make available to individuals and entities, for biomedical and behavioral research, substances and living organisms. Such substances and organisms shall be made available under such terms and conditions (including payment for them) as the Secretary determines appropriate. "(d)(1) The Director of NIH may obtain (in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but without regard to the limitation in such section on the period of service) the services of not more than two hundred experts or consultants, with scientific or other professional qualifications, for the National Institutes of Health. "(2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), experts and consultants whose services are obtained under paragraph (1) shall be paid or reimbursed, in accordance with title 5, United States Code, for their travel to and from their place of service and for other expenses associated with their assignment. "(B) Expenses specified in subparagraph (A) shall not be allowed in connection with the assignment of an expert or consultant whose services are obtained under paragraph (1) unless the expert or consultant has agreed in writing to complete the entire period of the assignment or one year of the assignment, whichever is shorter, unless separated or reassigned for reasons which are beyond the control of the expert or consultant and which are acceptable to the Secretary. If the expert or consultant violates the agreement, the money spent by the United States for such expenses is recoverable from the expert or consultant as a debt due the United States. The Secretary may waive in whole or in part a right of recovery under this subparagraph. "(e) The Director of NIH shall— "(1) advise the agencies of the National Institutes of Health on medical applications of research; "(2) coordinate, review, and facilitate the systematic identification and evaluation of, clinically relevant information from research conducted by or through the national research institutes; "(3) promote the effective transfer of the information described in paragraph (2) to the health care community and to entities that require such information; and "(4) monitor the effectiveness of the activities described in paragraph (3). "(f) There shall be in the National Institutes of Health an Associate Director for Prevention. The Director of NIH shall delegate to the Associate Director for Prevention the functions of the Director relating to the promotion of the disease prevention research programs of the national research institutes and the coordination of such programs among the national research institutes and between the national research institutes and other public and private entities. The Associate Director shall annually report to the Director of NIH on the prevention activities undertaken by the Associate Director. The report shall include a detailed statement of the expend! tures made for the activities reported on and the personnel used in connection with such activities.

99 STAT. 825

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