10 U.S. Code § 5138 - Bureau of Medicine and Surgery: Dental Corps; Chief; functions

(a) An officer of the Dental Corps not below the grade of rear admiral (lower half) shall be detailed as Chief of the Dental Corps.
(b) The Chief of the Dental Corps is entitled to the same privileges of retirement as provided for chiefs of bureaus in section 5133 of this title.
(c) The dental functions of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery shall be defined and prescribed by Bureau directives, and if necessary by regulations of the Secretary of the Navy, so that all such functions are under the direction of the Dental Corps. All matters relating to dentistry shall be referred to the Chief of the Dental Corps.
(d) The Chief of the Dental Corps shall—
(1) establish professional standards and policies for dental practice;
(2) initiate and recommend action pertaining to complements, strength, appointments, advancement, training assignment, and transfer of dental personnel; and
(3) serve as the advisor for the Bureau on all matters relating directly to dentistry.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 286; Pub. L. 87–649, § 14c(17),Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 501; Pub. L. 96–513, title III, § 342,Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2901; Pub. L. 97–86, title IV, § 405(b)(1),Dec. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 1105; Pub. L. 99–145, title V, § 514(b)(1),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 628; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title V, § 593(a)–(d)(1), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2234.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5138 5 U.S.C. 456b. Dec. 28, 1945, ch. 604, § 2, 59 Stat. 666.
5 U.S.C. 456c. Dec. 28, 1945, ch. 604, § 3, 59 Stat. 666; Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 427, 61 Stat. 880; Oct. 18, 1951, ch. 513, 65 Stat. 450.

Amendments

2006—Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(d)(1), substituted “Dental Corps” for “Dental Division” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(a)(1), substituted “Chief of the Dental Corps” for “Chief of the Dental Division” and struck out first sentence which read as follows: “There is a Dental Division in the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(a)(2), substituted “Dental Corps” for “Dental Division”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(c), substituted “shall be defined” for “shall be so defined” and “so that all such functions are” for “that all such functions will be”.
Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(a)(3), substituted “Dental Corps” for “Dental Division” in first sentence and “the Chief of the Dental Corps” for “that Division” in second sentence.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–364, § 593(b), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: “The Dental Division shall—
“(1) establish professional standards and policies for dental practice;
“(2) conduct inspections and surveys for maintenance of such standards;
“(3) initiate and recommend action pertaining to complements, appointments, advancement, training assignment, and transfer of dental personnel; and
“(4) serve as the advisory agency for the Bureau on all matters relating directly to dentistry.”
1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–145substituted “rear admiral (lower half)” for “commodore”.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–86substituted “commodore” for “commodore admiral”.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “not below the grade of commodore admiral” for “in the grade of rear admiral”.
1962—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87–649struck out “pay, allowances, and” after “entitled to the same”. See Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–86effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 405(f) ofPub. L. 97–86, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, but the authority to prescribe regulations under the amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective on Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1962 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–649effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 ofPub. L. 87–649, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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