PUBLIC LAW 100-553—OCT. 28, 1988
Public Law 100-553 100th Congress
102 STAT. 2769
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish within the National Institutes of Health a National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act shall be cited as the "National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Act of 1988". SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.
Oct. 28, 1988 [S. 1727] National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Act of 1988 42 USC 201 note.
Title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 281 et seq.) is amended— (1) in section 401(b)(l)— (A) by striking "and Communicative" in subparagraph (J); and (B) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(M) The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders."; (2) in the heading for subpart 10 of part C, by striking "and Communicative"; (3) in section 457— (A) by striking "and Communicative"; and (B) by striking "disorder, stroke," and all that follows and inserting "and disorder and stroke."; and (4) in Part C, by adding at the end the following new subpart: "Subpart 13—National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders "PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTE
"SEC. 464. 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 suppjort 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.
Education. Research and development. Public information. 42 USC 285m.
" N A T I O N A L D E A F N E S S AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS PROGRAM
"SEC 464A. (a) The Director of the Institute, with the advice of the 42 USC 285m-l. Institute's advisory council, shall establish a National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Program (hereafter in this section referred to as the 'Program'). The Director or the Institute shall, with respect to the Program, prepare and transmit to the Director of NIH a plan to initiate, expand, intensify and coordinate activities of the Institute respecting disorders of hearing (including tinnitus) and