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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 538 -JULY 3, 1946 of mental health. The Council is authorized (1) to review research projects or programs submitted to or initiated by it in the field of mental health and recommend to the Surgeon General, for prosecu- tion under this Act, any such projects which it believes show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge with respect to the cause, prevention, or methods of diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders; and (2) to collect information as to studies being carried on in the field of mental health and, with the approval of the Surgeon General, make available such information through the appropriate publications for the benefit of health and welfare agen- cies or organizations (public or private), physicians, or any other sci- entists, and for the information of the general public. The Council is also authorized to recommend to the Surgeon General, for accept- ance pursuant to section 501 of this Act, conditional gifts for work in the field of mental health; and the Surgeon General shall recom- mend acceptance of any such gifts only after consultation with the Council." DETAIL OF PERSONNEL SEC. 6. Subsection (b) of section 214 of the Public Health Service Act is amended to read as follows: "(b) Upon the request of any State health authority or, in the case of work relating to mental health, any State mental health author- ity, personnel of the Service may be detailed by the Surgeon General for the purpose of assisting such State or a political subdivision thereof in work related to the functions of the Service." RESEARCH, INVESTIGATIONS, AND TRAINING SEC. 7. (a) Paragraph (d) of section 301 of the Public Health Service Act is amended to read as follows: "(d) Make grants in aid to universities, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private institutions, and to individuals for such research projects as are recommended by the National Advisory Health Council, or, with respect to cancer, recommended by the National Advisory Cancer Council, or, with respect to mental health, recommended by the National Advisory Mental Health Council;". (b) Paragraph (g) of such section is amended to read as follows: "(g) Adopt, upon recommendation of the National Advisory Health Council, or, with respect to cancer, upon recommendation of the National Advisory Cancer Council, or, with respect to mental health, upon recommendation of the National Advisory Mental Health Coun- cil, such additional means as he deems necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section." (c) Part A of title III of the Public Health Service Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "M EN TAL HEALTH "SEC. 303. In carrying out the purposes of section 301 with respect to mental health, the Surgeon General is authorized- "(a) For purposes of study, to admit and treat at the National Institute of Mental Health, voluntary patients, whether or not other- wise eligible for such treatment by the Service, and patients of Saint Elizabeths Hospital transferred from the hospital pursuant to arrange- ments made between the Surgeon General and the Superintendent of the hospital with the approval of the Administrator: Provided,That consent of a legal guardian shall be obtained before the transfer of any patient from Saint Elizabeths Hospital for such treatment. 423 58 Stat. 709. 42 U. S. C., Supp V, § 219. Post, p . 425. 58 Stat. 690. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 215 (b). Details to States. 58 Stat. 692. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 241 (d). Grants in aid to institutions, etc. Adoption of addi. tional means. 58 Stat. 691. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, i§ 241, 242. Supra. Voluntary patients Patients from Saint Elizabeths Hospital