For purposes of applying this part to American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, individuals licensed to practice medicine in those places shall be considered to be physicians and doctors of medicine.
42 U.S. Code § 1320c–12. Medical officers in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands to be included in the quality improvement program
A prior section 1320c–12, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XI, § 1163, as added Oct. 30, 1972, Pub. L. 92–603, title II, § 249F(b), 86 Stat. 1441; amended Oct. 25, 1977, Pub. L. 95–142, § 5(f), (g), 91 Stat. 1189; Dec. 5, 1980, Pub. L. 96–499, title IX, § 923(a)–(d), 94 Stat. 2628, related to establishment and membership of the National Professional Standards Review Council, prior to the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 97–248.
For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.