42 U.S. Code § 284m–1 - Pediatric Advisory Committee

(a) In general
The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall, under section 217a of this title or other appropriate authority, convene and consult an advisory committee on pediatric therapeutics (including drugs and biological products) and medical devices (referred to in this section as the “advisory committee”).
(b) Purpose
(1) In general
The advisory committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Secretary, through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, on matters relating to pediatric therapeutics (including drugs and biological products) and medical devices.
(2) Matters included
The matters referred to in paragraph (1) include—
(A) pediatric research conducted under sections 262, 284m, and 290b of this title and sections 351, 352, 355, 355a, 355c, 360 (k), 360e, and 360j (m) of title 21;
(B) identification of research priorities related to therapeutics (including drugs and biological products) and medical devices for pediatric populations and the need for additional diagnostics and treatments for specific pediatric diseases or conditions;
(C) the ethics, design, and analysis of clinical trials related to pediatric therapeutics (including drugs and biological products) and medical devices; and
(D) the development of countermeasures (as defined in section 360bbb–4 (a) of title 21) for pediatric populations.
(c) Composition
The advisory committee shall include representatives of pediatric health organizations, pediatric researchers, relevant patient and patient-family organizations, and other experts selected by the Secretary.
(d) Continuation of Operation of Committee
Notwithstanding section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the advisory committee shall continue to operate to carry out the advisory committee’s responsibilities under sections 355a, 355c, and 360j (m) of title 21.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–109, § 14,Jan. 4, 2002, 115 Stat. 1419, as amended by Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2),Dec. 3, 2003, 117 Stat. 1941; Pub. L. 110–85, title III, § 306(b), title V, § 502(d),Sept. 27, 2007, 121 Stat. 865, 889; Pub. L. 112–144, title V, § 507(a),July 9, 2012, 126 Stat. 1045; Pub. L. 113–5, title III, § 307(c),Mar. 13, 2013, 127 Stat. 192.)
References in Text

Section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is section 14 ofPub. L. 92–463, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Codification

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 284m of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act, and not as part of the Public Health Service Act which comprises this chapter.
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (b)(2)(D). Pub. L. 113–5added subpar. (D).
2012—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–144substituted “to carry out the advisory committee’s responsibilities under sections 355a, 355c, and 360j (m) of title 21” for “during the five-year period beginning on September 27, 2007”.
2007—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–85, § 306(b)(1), inserted “(including drugs and biological products) and medical devices” after “therapeutics”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–85, § 306(b)(2)(A), inserted “(including drugs and biological products) and medical devices” after “therapeutics”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 110–85, § 306(b)(2)(B)(i), substituted “355c, 360(k), 360e, and 360j(m)” for “and 355c”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 110–85, § 306(b)(2)(B)(ii), added subpar. (B) and struck out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: “identification of research priorities related to pediatric therapeutics and the need for additional treatments of specific pediatric diseases or conditions; and”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(C). Pub. L. 110–85, § 306(b)(2)(B)(iii), inserted “(including drugs and biological products) and medical devices” after “therapeutics”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–85, § 502(d), added subsec. (d).
2003—Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(A), struck out “Pharmacology” after “Pediatric” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(D), substituted “therapeutics” for “pharmacology”.
Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(B), inserted “or other appropriate authority” after “217a of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(D), substituted “therapeutics” for “pharmacology”.
Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(C)(i), struck out “and in consultation with the Director of the National Institutes of Health” after “Commissioner of Food and Drugs”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(C)(ii), substituted “355a, and 355c” for “and 355a”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(B), (C). Pub. L. 108–155, § 3(b)(2)(D), substituted “therapeutics” for “pharmacology”.
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–155effective Dec. 3, 2003, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 108–155, set out as an Effective Date note under section 355c of Title 21, Food and Drugs.

 

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