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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-507—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2341

theology, ethics, health care financing, and the social and behavioral sciences; (D) three members shall be individuals who are not physicians or scientists and who are members of the general public; and (E) two members shall be individuals who represent private health insurers or self-insurers. (2) The Surgeon General of the United States, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and the Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration shall be ex officio members. (b) No individual who is a full-time officer or employee of the United States may be appointed under subsection (a)(1) to the Task Force. A vacancy in the Task Force shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. A vacancy in the Task Force shall not affect its powers. (c) Members shall be appointed for the life of the Task Force. (d) The Task Force shall select a Chairman from among its members who are appointed under subsection (a)(1). (e) Thirteen members of the Task Force shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings. (f) The Task Force shall hold its first meeting on a date specified by the Secretary which is not later than thirty days after the date on which the Secretary establishes the Task Force under section 101. Thereafter, the Task Force shall meet at the call of the Chairman or a majority of its members, but shall meet at least three times during the life of the Task Force. (g)(1) Each member of the Task Force who is not an officer or employee of the United States shall be compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including traveltime) during which such member is engaged in the actual performance of duties as a member of the Task Force. Each member of the Task Force who is an officer or employee of the United States shall receive no additional compensation. (2) While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of duties for the Task Force, all members of the Task Force shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United States Code. SUPPORT FOR THE TASK FORCE

SEC. 103. (a) Upon request of the Task Force, the head of any 42 USC 273 note. Federal agency is authorized to detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to the Task Force to assist the Task Force in carrying out its duties under this Act. (b) The Secretary shall provide the Task Force with such administrative and support services as the Task Force may require to carry out its duties. REPORT

SEC. 104, (a) The Task Force may transmit to the Secretary, the 42 USC 273 note. Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the