42 U.S. Code § -

(a) Establishment; duties
There is established the Council on Graduate Medical Education (in this section referred to as the “Council”). The Council shall—
(1) make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the “Secretary”), and to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, with respect to—
(A) the supply and distribution of physicians in the United States;
(B) current and future shortages or excesses of physicians in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties;
(C) issues relating to foreign medical school graduates;
(D) appropriate Federal policies with respect to the matters specified in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), including policies concerning changes in the financing of undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and changes in the types of medical education training in graduate medical education programs;
(E) appropriate efforts to be carried out by hospitals, schools of medicine, schools of osteopathic medicine, and accrediting bodies with respect to the matters specified in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), including efforts for changes in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs; and
(F) deficiencies in, and needs for improvements in, existing data bases concerning the supply and distribution of, and postgraduate training programs for, physicians in the United States and steps that should be taken to eliminate those deficiencies;
(2) encourage entities providing graduate medical education to conduct activities to voluntarily achieve the recommendations of the Council under paragraph (1)(E);
(3) develop, publish, and implement performance measures for programs under this subchapter, except for programs under part C or D;
(4) develop and publish guidelines for longitudinal evaluations (as described in section 294n (d)(2) of this title) for programs under this subchapter, except for programs under part C or D; and
(5) recommend appropriation levels for programs under this subchapter, except for programs under part C or D.
(b) Composition
The Council shall be composed of—
(1) the Assistant Secretary for Health or the designee of the Assistant Secretary;
(2) the Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration;
(3) the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(4) 6 members appointed by the Secretary to include representatives of practicing primary care physicians, national and specialty physician organizations, foreign medical graduates, and medical student and house staff associations;
(5) 4 members appointed by the Secretary to include representatives of schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine and public and private teaching hospitals; and
(6) 4 members appointed by the Secretary to include representatives of health insurers, business, and labor.
(c) Terms of appointed members
(1) In general; staggered rotation
Members of the Council appointed under paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) of subsection (b) of this section shall be appointed for a term of 4 years, except that the term of office of the members first appointed shall expire, as designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment, 4 at the end of 1 year, 4 at the end of 2 years, 3 at the end of 3 years, and 3 at the end of 4 years.
(2) Date certain for appointment
The Secretary shall appoint the first members to the Council under paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) of subsection (b) of this section within 60 days after October 13, 1992.
(d) Chair
The Council shall elect one of its members as Chairman of the Council.
(e) Quorum
Nine members of the Council shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings.
(f) Vacancies
Any vacancy in the Council shall not affect its power to function.
(g) Compensation
Each member of the Council who is not otherwise employed by the United States Government shall receive compensation at a rate equal to the daily rate prescribed for GS–18 under the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 for each day, including traveltime, [1] such member is engaged in the actual performance of duties as a member of the Council. A member of the Council who is an officer or employee of the United States Government shall serve without additional compensation. All members of the Council shall be reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
(h) Certain authorities and duties
(1) Authorities
In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the Council is authorized to—
(A) collect such information, hold such hearings, and sit and act at such times and places, either as a whole or by subcommittee, and request the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents as the Council or such subcommittee may consider available; and
(B) request the cooperation and assistance of Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities, and such departments, agencies, and instrumentalities are authorized to provide such cooperation and assistance.
(2) Coordination of activities
The Council shall coordinate its activities with the activities of the Secretary under section 295k of this title. The Secretary shall, in cooperation with the Council and pursuant to the recommendations of the Council, take such steps as are practicable to eliminate deficiencies in the data base established under section 295k of this title and shall make available in its reports such comprehensive data sets as are developed pursuant to this section.
(i) Requirement regarding reports
In the reports required under subsection (a) of this section, the Council shall specify its activities during the period for which the report is made.
(j) Final report
Not later than April 1, 2002, the Council shall submit a final report under subsection (a) of this section.
(k) Termination
The Council shall terminate September 30, 2003.
(l) Funding
Amounts otherwise appropriated under this subchapter may be utilized by the Secretary to support the activities of the Council.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “travel time,”.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 762, formerly Pub. L. 102–408, title III, § 301,Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 2080, as amended Pub. L. 102–531, title III, § 313(b),Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3507; renumbered § 762 of act July 1, 1944, and amended Pub. L. 105–392, title I, § 104(b),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3552; Pub. L. 107–251, title V, § 502,Oct. 26, 2002, 116 Stat. 1664; Pub. L. 111–148, title V, § 5103(d)(3),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 606.)
Codification

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 295k of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 105–392.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 294o, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 777, as added Pub. L. 102–408, title I, § 102,Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 2052, authorized grants and contracts for improvement of training in geriatrics, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 105–392.
Another prior section 294o, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 742, as added Sept. 24, 1963, Pub. L. 88–129, § 2(b), 77 Stat. 172; amended Oct. 22, 1965, Pub. L. 89–290, § 4(c), 79 Stat. 1057; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–709, § 3(e), 80 Stat. 1103; Nov. 3, 1966, Pub. L. 89–751, § 5(b), 80 Stat. 1232; Aug. 16, 1968, Pub. L. 90–490, title I, § 121(b), 82 Stat. 778; July 9, 1971, Pub. L. 92–52, § 1(a), 85 Stat. 144; Nov. 18, 1971, Pub. L. 92–157, title I, § 105(a), (f)(2), 85 Stat. 449, 451; Aug. 23, 1974, Pub. L. 93–385, § 2(a), 88 Stat. 741; Apr. 22, 1976, Pub. L. 94–278, title XI, § 1105(a), 90 Stat. 416; Oct. 12, 1976, Pub. L. 94–484, title I, § 101(e), title IV, §§ 404, 406 (d),90 Stat. 2244, 2267, 2268; Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXVII, § 2734, 95 Stat. 920; Oct. 22, 1985, Pub. L. 99–129, title II, § 209(g), 99 Stat. 534; Nov. 6, 1990, Pub. L. 101–527, § 5(c), 104 Stat. 2323, provided for authorization of appropriations for purpose of making Federal contributions into student loan funds, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 102–408. See section 292y of this title.
A prior section 762 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 295a of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–129.
Another prior section 762 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 295a of this title prior to the general amendment of part D of this subchapter by Pub. L. 91–696.
Amendments

2010—Subsec. (a)(3) to (5). Pub. L. 111–148added pars. (3) to (5).
2002—Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 107–251substituted “2003” for “2002”.
1998—Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 105–392, § 104(b)(1), substituted “2002” for “1995”.
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 105–392, § 104(b)(2), substituted “2002” for “1995”.
Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 105–392, § 104(b)(3), added subsec. (l).
1992—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 102–531substituted “voluntarily” for “voluntary”.
Change of Name

Committee on Labor and Human Resources of Senate changed to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of Senate by Senate Resolution No. 20, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 19, 1999.
Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives treated as referring to Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives by section 1(a) ofPub. L. 104–14, set out as a note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The Congress. Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives, and jurisdiction over matters relating to securities and exchanges and insurance generally transferred to Committee on Financial Services of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Jan. 3, 2001.
Reference to Chief Medical Director of Department of Veterans Affairs deemed to refer to Under Secretary for Health of Department of Veterans Affairs pursuant to section 302(e) ofPub. L. 102–405, set out as a note under section 305 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–531effective immediately after enactment of Pub. L. 102–408, see section 313(c) ofPub. L. 102–531, set out as a note under section 292y of this title.
References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.
Funding for Council on Graduate Medical Education

Pub. L. 112–74, div. F, title II, § 215,Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1085, provided that: “Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, discretionary funds made available in this Act [div. F of Pub. L. 112–74, see Tables for classification] may be used to continue operating the Council on Graduate Medical Education established by section 301 ofPublic Law 102–408 [now section 762 of act July 1, 1944, which is classified to this section].”
Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 111–117, div. D, title II, § 216,Dec. 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3259.
Pub. L. 111–8, div. F, title II, § 216,Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 782.
Pub. L. 110–161, div. G, title II, § 217,Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2187.
Pub. L. 109–149, title II, § 219,Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2861.
Pub. L. 108–447, div. F, title II, § 218,Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3141.
Pub. L. 108–199, div. E, title II, § 219,Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 255.

 

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