S. 653 (98th): Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Act of 1983

98th Congress, 1983–1984. Text as of May 27, 1983 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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97 STAT. 200                         PUBLIC LAW 98-36—MAY 27, 1983

                     Public Law 98-36
                     98th Congress
                                                        An Act
  May 27, 1983       To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a Foundation for the Advance-
    [S. 653]                         ment of Military Medicine, and for other purposes.
                       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Foundation           United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may
for the              be cited as the "Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medi-
Advancement of       cine Act of 1983".
Military
Medicine Act of        SEC. 2. (a) Chapter 7 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by
1983                 adding at the end thereof the following new section:
10 u s e 171 note.
10 u s e 178.        *'§178. Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
                        "(a) There is authorized to be established a nonprofit corporation
                     to be known as the Foundation for the Advancement of Military
                     Medicine (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 'Foundation)
                     which shall not for any purpose be an agency or instrumentality of
                     the United States Grovernment. The Foundation shall be subject to
                     the provisions of this section and, to the extent not inconsistent with
                     this section, the Corporations and Associations Articles of the State
                     of Maryland.
                        "(b) It shall be the purpose of the Foundation (1) to carry out
                     medical research and education projects under cooperative arrange-
                     ments with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sci-
                     ences, (2) to serve as a focus for the interchange between military
                     and civilian medical personnel, and (3) to encourage the participa-
                     tion of the medical, dental, nursing, veterinary, and other biomedi-
                     cal sciences in the work of the Foundation for the mutual benefit of
                     military and civilian medicine.
Membership.             "(cXD The Foundation shall have a Council of Directors (herein-
                     after in this section referred to as the 'Council') composed of—
                             "(A) the Chairmen and ranking minority members of the
                           Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of
                           Representatives (or their designees from the membership of
                           such committees), who shall be ex officio members,
                             "(B) the Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the
                           Health Sciences, who shall be an ex officio member, and
                             "(C) four members appointed by the ex officio members of the
                           Council designated in clauses (A) and (B).
Term of office.         "(2) The term of office of each member of the Council appointed
                     under clause (C) of paragraph (1) shall be four years, except that—
                             "(A) any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before
                           the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was
                           appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term;
                           and
                             "(B) the terms of office of members first taking office shall
                           expire, as designated by the ex officio members of the Council at
                           the time of the appointment, two at the end of two years and
                           two at the end of four years.
                        "(3) The Council shall elect a chairman from among its members.

PUBLIC LAW 98-36—MAY 27, 1983 97 STAT. 201 "(d)(1) The Foundation shall have an Executive Director who shall be appointed by the Council and shall serve at the pleasure of the Council. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day-to- day operations of the Foundation and shall have such specific duties and responsibilities as the Council shall prescribe. "(2) The rate of compensation of the Executive Director shall be fixed by the Council. "(e) The initial members of the Council shall serve as incorpora- tors and take whatever actions as are necessary to establish under the Corporations and Associations Articles of the State of Maryland the corporation authorized by subsection (a). "(f) Any vacancy in the Council shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original designation or appointment was made. "(g) In order to carry out the purposes of this section, the Founda- Contracts. tion is authorized to— "(1) enter into contracts with the Uniformed Services Univer- sity of the Health Sciences for the purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical research, medical consulta- tion, and medical education, including contracts for provision of such personnel and services as may be necessary to carry out such cooperative enterprises; "(2) enter into contracts with public and private organizations for the writing, editing, printing, and publishing of books and other material; "(3) take such action as may be necessary to obtain patents and licenses for devices and procedures developed by the Foun- dation and its employees; "(4) accept, hold, administer, invest, and spend any gift, devise, or bequest of real or personal property made to the Foundation; "(5) enter into contracts with individuals, public or private organizations, professional societies, and government agencies for the purpose of carrying out the functions of the Foundation; "(6) enter into such other contracts, leases, cooperative agree- ments, and other transactions as the Executive Director consid- ers appropriate to conduct the activities of the Foundation; and "(7) charge such fees for professional services furnished by the Fees. Foundation as the Executive Director determines reasonable and appropriate. "(h) A person who is a full-time or part-time employee of the Restriction. Foundation may not be an employee (full-time or part-time) of the Federal Government. "(i) The Council shall transmit to the President annually, and at Report, such other times as the Council considers desirable, a report on the operations, activities, and accomplishments of the Foundation.". (b) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 7 of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "178. Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.". SEC. 3. Section 2113 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(j)(l) The Board also is authorized— "(A) to jbnter into contracts with the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine established under section 178 of this title, or with any other nonprofit entity, for the ^"*«' P 200.
97 STAT. 202 PUBLIC LAW 98-36—MAY 27, 1983 purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical research, medical consultation, and medical education; "(B) subject to paragraph (2), to make available to the Founda- tion for the Advancement of Military Medicine, on such terms and conditions as the Board determines appropriate, such space, facilities, equipment, and support services within the University as the Board considers necessary to accomplish cooperative enterprises undertaken by such Foundation and the University; "(C) subject to paragraph (2), to enter into contracts with the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine under which the Board may furnish the services of such professional, technical, or clerical personnel as may be necessary to fulfill cooperative enterprises undertaken by such Foundation and the University; "(D) to accept, hold, administer, invest, and spend any gift, devise, or bequest of personal property made to the University, including any gift, devise, or bequest for the support of an academic chair, teaching, research, or demonstration project; "(E) subject to paragraph (2), to enter into agreements with the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, or with any other nonprofit entity, under which scientists or other personnel of the Foundation or other entity may be utilized by the University for the purpose of enhancing the activities of the University in education, research, and technological applica- tions of knowledge; and "(F) to accept the voluntary services of guest scholars and other persons. "(2) The authority of the Board under clauses (B), (C), and (E) of paragraph (1) may be exercised only if— "(A) before the Board enters into any arrangement under which any space, facility, equipment, or support service is made available under clause (B) of such paragraph, before the Board enters into any contract under clause (C) of such paragraph, or before the Board enters into any agreement under clause (E) of such paragraph, it notifies the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives in writing of the proposed arrangement, contract, or agreement, as the case may be, the terms and conditions thereof, and, in the case of a proposed agreement under clause (E) of paragraph (1), any appointments proposed to be made under the authority of para- graph (4) in connection with the agreement, and "(B) a period of fifteen days has elapsed following the date on which the notice is received by such committees. Contracts, "(3) The Board may not enter into any contract with the Founda- restrictions. ^ion for the Advancement of Military Medicine, or with any other entity, if the contract would obligate the University to make outlays in advance of the enactment of budget authority for such outlays. "(4) Scientists or other medical personnel utilized by the Univer- sity under an agreement described in clause (E) of paragraph (1) may be appointed to any position within the University and may be permitted to perform such duties within the University as the Board may approve.
PUBLIC LAW 98-36~MAY 27, 1983 97 STAT. 203 "(5) A person who provides voluntary services under the authority of clause (F) of paragraph (1) shall be considered to be an employee of the Federal Government for the purposes of chapter 81 of title 5, 5 USC 8101 et relating to compensation for work-related injuries, and to be an ^^^ employee of the Federal Government for the purposes of chapter 171 of title 28, relating to tort claims. Such a person who is not other- 28 USC 2671 et wise employed by the Federal Government shall not be considered ^^^ to be a Federal employee for any other purpose by reason of the provision of such services.". Approved May 27, 1983. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 653: SENATE REPORT No. 98-39 (Comm. on Armed Services). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983): Mar. 23, considered and passed Senate. May 9, considered and passed House, amended. May 12, Senate concurred in House amendments. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 19, No. 21 (1983): May 27, Presidential statement.