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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC238g]

    Part B - Miscellaneous Provisions
    Sec. 238g. Wearing of uniforms
      Except as may be authorized by regulations of the President, the
    insignia and uniform of commissioned officers of the Service, or
    any distinctive part of such insignia or uniform, or any insignia
    or uniform any part of which is similar to a distinctive part
    thereof, shall not be worn, after the promulgation of such
    regulations, by any person other than a commissioned officer of the
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title II, Sec. 238, formerly title V, Sec.
    510, 58 Stat. 711; June 25, 1948, ch. 645, Sec. 5, 62 Stat. 859;
    renumbered title XXI, Sec. 2110, Pub. L. 98-24, Sec. 2(a)(1), Apr.
    26, 1983, 97 Stat. 176; renumbered title XXIII, Sec. 2310, Pub. L.
    99-660, title III, Sec. 311(a), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3755;
    renumbered title XXV, Sec. 2508, Pub. L. 100-607, title II, Sec.
    201(1), (3), Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3062, 3063; renumbered title
    XXVI, Sec. 2608, Pub. L. 100-690, title II, Sec. 2620(a), Nov. 18,
    1988, 102 Stat. 4244; renumbered title XXVII, Sec. 2708, Pub. L.
    101-381, title I, Sec. 101(1), (2), Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 576;
    renumbered title II, Sec. 238, Pub. L. 103-43, title XX, Sec.
    2010(a)(1)-(3), June 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 213.)
      Section was formerly classified to section 300aaa-7 of this title
    prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 103-43, to section 300cc-9 of this
    title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 100-607, to section 300aa-9
    of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 99-660, and to
    section 228 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 98-24.
      1948 - Act June 25, 1948, struck out penal provisions.  See
    section 702 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
                      EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1948 AMENDMENT
      Amendment effective Sept. 1, 1948, see section 20 of act June 25,
                           TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
      Functions of Public Health Service, Surgeon General of Public
    Health Service, and all other officers and employees of Public
    Health Service, and functions of all agencies of or in Public
    Health Service transferred to Secretary of Health, Education, and
    Welfare by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966, eff.  June 25, 1966, 31 F.R.
    8855, 80 Stat. 1610, set out as a note under section 202 of this
    title.  Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated
    Secretary of Health and Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L.
    96-88 which is classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20,
                          DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS
      Functions of President delegated to Secretary of Health and Human
    Services, see Ex. Ord. No. 11140, Jan. 30, 1964, 29 F.R. 1637, as
    amended, set out as a note under section 202 of this title.

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