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113 STAT. 1670 PUBLIC LAW 106-129—DEC. 6, 1999 "(g) VOLUNTARY AND UNCOMPENSATED SERVICES. —The Director, in carrying out this title, may accept voluntary and uncompensated services. 42 USC 299C-6. "SEC. 927. FUNDING. "(a) INTENT. —To ensure that the United States investment in biomedical research is rapidly translated into improvements in the quality of patient care, there must be a corresponding investment in research on the most effective clinical and organizational strategies for use of these findings in daily practice. The authorization levels in subsections (b) and (c) provide for a proportionate increase in health care research as the United States investment in biomedical research increases. "(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For the purpose of carrying out this title, there are authorized to be appropriated $250,000,000 for fiscal year 2000, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2001 through 2005. "(c) EVALUATIONS.—In addition to amounts available pursuant to subsection (b) for carrying out this title, there shall be made available for such purpose, from the amounts made available pursuant to section 241 (relating to evaluations), an amount equal to 40 percent of the maximum amount authorized in such section 241 to be made available for a fiscal year. 42 USC 299C-7. "SEC. 928. DEFINITIONS. "In this title: "(1) ADVISORY COUNCIL.— The term 'Advisory Council' means the National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality established under section 921. "(2) AGENCY.— The term 'Agency means the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. "(3) DIRECTOR.—The term 'Director' means the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.". 42 USC 299 note. (b) RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Section 901(a) of the Public Health Service Act (as added by subsection (a) of this section) applies as a redesignation of the agency that carried out title DC of such Act on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act, and not as the termination of such agency and the establishment of a different agency. The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section does not affect appointments of the personnel of such agency who were employed at the agency on the day before such date, including the appointments of members of advisory councils or study sections of the agency who were serving on the day before such date of enactment. 42 USC 203 et (2) REFERENCES.— Any reference in law to the Agency for s«9- Health Care Policy and Research is deemed to be a reference to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and any reference in law to the Administrator for Health Care Policy and Research is deemed to be a reference to the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. SEC. 3. GRANTS REGARDING UTILIZATION OF PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES. Subpart I of part D of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254b et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section: