42 U.S. Code § 285m - Purpose of Institute
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The general purpose of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (hereafter referred to in this subpart as the “Institute”) is the conduct and support of research and training, the dissemination of health information, and other programs with respect to disorders of hearing and other communication processes, including diseases affecting hearing, balance, voice, speech, language, taste, and smell.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 464, as added Pub. L. 100–553, § 2(4),Oct. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 2769, and Pub. L. 100–607, title I, § 101(4),Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3049; amended Pub. L. 100–690, title II, § 2613(b)(2),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4238.)
Pub. L. 100–553and Pub. L. 100–607contained identical provisions enacting this section. See 1988 Amendment note below.
1988—Pub. L. 100–690amended this section to read as if the amendments made by Pub. L. 100–607, which enacted this section, had not been enacted. See Codification note above.
Short Title of 1988 Amendment
For short title of Pub. L. 100–553which enacted this subpart and amended sections 281 and 285j of this title as the “National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Act of 1988”, see section 1 ofPub. L. 100–553, set out as a note under section 201 of this title.
Effect of Enactment of Similar Provisions
“(1) Paragraphs (2) and (3) shall take effect immediately after the enactment of both the bill, S. 1727, of the One Hundredth Congress [Pub. L. 100–553, approved Oct. 28, 1988], and the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988 [Pub. L. 100–607, approved Nov. 4, 1988].
“(2)(A) The provisions of the Public Health Service Act referred to in subparagraph (B), as similarly amended by the enactment of the bill, S. 1727, of the One Hundredth Congress, by subtitle A of title I of the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988, and by subsection (a)(1) of this section, are amended to read as if the amendments made by such subtitle A and such subsection (a)(1) had not been enacted.
“(B) The provisions of the Public Health Service Act referred to in subparagraph (A) are—
“(C) the heading for subpart 10 of such part C [42 U.S.C. prec. 285j].
“(3) Subsection (a)(2) of this section [formerly set out below] is repealed.”
Transitional and Savings Provisions
“(a) Transfer of Personnel, Assets, and Liabilities.—Personnel employed by the National Institutes of Health in connection with the functions vested under section 2 [enacting this subpart and amending sections 281 and 285j of this title] in the Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and assets, property, contracts, liabilities, records, unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds of the National Institutes of Health, arising from or employed, held, used, available to, or to be made available, in connection with such functions shall be transferred to the Director for appropriate allocation. Unexpended funds transferred under this subsection shall be used only for the purposes for which the funds were originally authorized and appropriated.
“(b) Savings Provisions.—With respect to functions vested under section 1 [probably means section 2, enacting this subpart and amending sections 281 and 285j of this title] in the Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, all orders, rules, regulations, grants, contracts, certificates, licenses, privileges, and other determinations, actions, or official documents, that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to become effective, and that are effective on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 1988], shall continue in effect according to their terms unless changed pursuant to law.”