PUBLIC LAW 86-415-APR. 8, 1960
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during such times as the Commissioned Corps constitutes a branch of the land or naval forces of the United States, and (2) if an officer of either the Regular or Reserve Corps, be recalled to active duty at any time with his consent. " (d) The term 'active service', as used in subsection (a), includes: " Q) all active service in any of the uniformed services; "(2) active service with the Public Health Service, other than as a commissioned officer, which the Surgeon General determines is comparable to service performed by commissioned officers of the Service, except that, if there are more than five years of such service only the last five years thereof may be included; and "(3) all active service (other than service included under the preceding provisions of this subsection) which is creditable for retirement purposes under laws governing the retirement of members of any of the uniformed services. "(e) For the purpose of determining the number of years by which a percentage of the basic pay of an officer is to be multiplied in com42 us^c 2^1 puting the amount of his retired pay pursuant to section 210(g)(3) or paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of this section, a part of a year of active service of six months or more shall be counted as a whole year and a part of a year of active service which is less tlian six months shall be disregarded. " (f) For purposes of retirement or separation for physical disability seq ^^^ ^^°^ *' under chapter 61 of title 10, United States Code, a commissioned officer of the Service shall be credited, in addition to the service described in section 1208(a)(2) of that title, with active service with the Public Health Service, other than as a commissioned officer, which the Surgeon General determines is comparable to service performed by commissioned officers of the Service, except that, if there are more than five years of such service, only the last five years thereof may be so credited. For such purposes, such section 1208(a)(2) shall be applicable to officers of the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Service. MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT
SEC. 5. (a) Section 2 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 62 Stat. 469,601. 201) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of subsection (n), striking out the period at the end of subsection (o) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and", and adding after such subsection (o) the following new subsection: " (p) The term 'uniformed service' means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or Coast and Geodetic Survey." (b) Section 208(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 210(b)) is amended to read as follows: "(b) In accordance with regulations of the President, commissioned officers on active duty may make allotments from their pay. Such officers, and retired officers entitled to retired pay pursuant to 42 USC 2^n. section 210(g)(3), section 211, or section 221(a), shall be permitted 70A stat^ 619. to purcliase supplies from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine 42 USC ^"'" '" """ 213a. Corps at the same price as is charged officers thereof." (c) Section 210(g)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 211(g)(3)) is amended by striking out "of his active duty pay at the time of retirement for each complete year" and inserting in lieu thereof "of the basic pay of the permanent grade held by him at the time of retirement for each year". 58 Stat. 697. (d) Section 326(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 253(a)) is amended by striking out ", including those on shore duty and those on detached duty, whether on active duty or retired" in subparagraphs (1) and (2)