42 U.S. Code § 247d–7f - National Biodefense Science Board and working groups
The Secretary shall establish the National Biodefense Science Board (referred to in this section as the “Board”) to provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical and other matters of special interest to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate.
A member may be appointed to serve not more than 3 terms on the Board and may serve not more than 2 consecutive terms.
Not later than one year after December 19, 2006, the Secretary shall hold the first meeting of the Board.
Any vacancy in the Board shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
The Secretary shall appoint a chairperson from among the members of the Board.
A member of the Board that is not an employee of the Federal Government may be compensated at a rate not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5 for each day (including travel time) during which the member is engaged in the actual performance of duties as a member of the Board.
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