(a)In carrying out medical and prosthetic research under section
7303 of this title, the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, shall provide for special emphasis on the research and development of adaptive equipment and adapted conveyances (including vans) meeting standards of safety and quality prescribed under subsection (d) ofsection
3903, including support for the production and distribution of devices and conveyances so developed.
(b)In carrying out subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, shall consult and cooperate with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, in connection with programs carried out under section 204(b)(3) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (relating to the establishment and support of Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” before “through”.
1982—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–295substituted “Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education” for “Health, Education, and Welfare and the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare”, and “section 204(b)(2) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 762(b)(2))” for “section 3(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93–112; 87 Stat. 357) (relating to the development and support, and the stimulation of the development and utilization, including production and distribution of new and existing devices, of innovative methods of applying advanced medical technology, scientific achievement, and psychological and social knowledge to solve rehabilitation problems), and section 204(b)(2) of such Act”.
1978—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–602substituted “and section 204(b)(2) of such Act” for “section 202(b)(2) of such Act” and struck out “, and section 405 of such Act (relating to the Secretarial responsibilities for planning, analysis, promoting utilization of scientific advances, and information clearinghouse activities)” after “Research Centers)”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–581, § 205(b)(2), struck out “; coordination with other Federal programs” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–581, § 205(b)(3), substituted “medical and prosthetic research” for “prosthetic and orthopedic appliance research under section
216 and medical research”.
Section effective first day of second calendar month following Dec. 22, 1974, see section 6 ofPub. L. 93–538, set out as an Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note under section
3901 of this title.
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