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*The 84th Congress amended the PHS Act by adding two pts. H.
C. Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health
(1) Construction of Research Centers and Facilities for the Men-
D. Title XVII of the Social Security Act (Public Law 88-156, as
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT, AS AMENDED
TITLE I-SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS
SEC. 1. Titles I to IX inclusive, of this Act may be cited as the "Public Health Service Act".1
SEC. 2. When used in this Act
(a) The term "Service" means the Public Health Service;
(b) The term "Surgeon General" means the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service;
(c) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare;
(d) The term "regulations", except when otherwise specified, means rules and regulations made by the Surgeon General with the approval of the Secretary;
(e) The term "executive department" means any executive department, agency, or independent establishment of the United States or any corporation wholly owned by the United States;
(f) The term "State" means a State or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, except that as used in section 361(d) such term means a State, or the District of Columbia;
(g) The term "possession" includes, among other possessions, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands;
(h) The term "seamen" includes any person employed on board in the care, preservation, or navigation of any vessel, or in the service, on board, of those engaged in such care, preservation, or navigation;
(i) The term "vessel" includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable
1 Sec. 1 was amended by sec. 3(a) of P.L. 89–239, October 6, 1965, to add title IX to the eight titles of the PHS Act.
2 As presently in force, this subsection reads as follows:
"(c) The term 'Administrator' means the Federal Security Administrator." Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631, abolished the Office of Federal Security Administrator, and, effective April 11, 1953, all functions of that Office were transferred to the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. For convenience of persons using this compilation, the subsection has been restated as set out above, and each reference in this Act to "Administrator" has been changed to read "Secretary".
Subsec. 2(f) amended by subsec. 31(a) and subsec. 47(d) of P.L. 86–70, effective January 3, 1959; and further amended by subsec. 29(a) and subsec. 47 (f) of P.L. 86-624, effective August 21, 1959.
42 U.S.C. Note
42 U.S.C. 201