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

[CITE: 42USC242l]

    Part A - Research and Investigations
    Sec. 242l. International cooperation
    (a) Cooperative endeavors; statement of purpose
      For the purpose of advancing the status of the health sciences in
    the United States (and thereby the health of the American people),
    the Secretary may participate with other countries in cooperative
    endeavors in biomedical research, health care technology, and the
    health services research and statistical activities authorized by
    section 242k of this title and by subchapter VII of this chapter.
    (b) Authority of Secretary; building construction prohibition
      In connection with the cooperative endeavors authorized by
    subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary may -
        (1) make such use of resources offered by participating foreign
      countries as he may find necessary and appropriate;
        (2) establish and maintain fellowships in the United States and
      in participating foreign countries;
        (3) make grants to public institutions or agencies and to
      nonprofit private institutions or agencies in the United States
      and in participating foreign countries for the purpose of
      establishing and maintaining the fellowships authorized by
      paragraph (2);
        (4) make grants or loans of equipment and materials, for use by
      public or nonprofit institutions or agencies, or by individuals,
      in participating foreign countries;
        (5) participate and otherwise cooperate in any international
      meetings, conferences, or other activities concerned with
      biomedical research, health services research, health statistics,
      or health care technology;
        (6) facilitate the interchange between the United States and
      participating foreign countries, and among participating foreign
      countries, of research scientists and experts who are engaged in
      experiments or programs of biomedical research, health services
      research, health statistical activities, or health care
      technology activities, and in carrying out such purpose may pay
      per diem compensation, subsistence, and travel for such
      scientists and experts when away from their places of residence
      at rates not to exceed those provided in section 5703(b)
      (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 5 for persons in the Government service
      employed intermittently;
       (FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.
        (7) procure, in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, the
      temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants; and
        (8) enter into contracts with individuals for the provision of
      services (as defined in section 104 of part 37 of title 48, Code
      of Federal Regulations (48 CFR 37.104)) in participating foreign
      countries, which individuals may not be deemed employees of the
      United States for any purpose.
    The Secretary may not, in the exercise of his authority under this
    section, provide financial assistance for the construction of any
    facility in any foreign country.
    (c) Benefits for overseas assignees
      The Secretary may provide to personnel appointed or assigned by
    the Secretary to serve abroad, allowances and benefits similar to
    those provided under chapter 9 of title I of the Foreign Service
    Act of 1990 (22 U.S.C. 4081 et seq.).  Leaves of absence for
    personnel under this subsection shall be on the same basis as that
    provided under subchapter I of chapter 63 of title 5 to individuals
    serving in the Foreign Service.
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 307, formerly Sec. 308, as
    added Pub. L. 86-610, Sec. 3, July 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 364;
    renumbered Sec. 307 and amended Pub. L. 93-353, title I, Sec. 106,
    July 23, 1974, 88 Stat. 367; Pub. L. 97-35, title IX, Sec. 921,
    Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 566; Pub. L. 101-239, title VI, Sec.
    6103(e)(3), Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2206; Pub. L. 102-531, title
    III, Sec. 310, Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3503; Pub. L. 103-183,
    title VII, Sec. 702, Dec. 14, 1993, 107 Stat. 2239.)
                             REFERENCES IN TEXT
      Section 5703 of title 5, referred to in subsec. (b)(6), was
    amended generally by Pub. L. 94-22, Sec. 4, May 19, 1975, 89 Stat.
    85, and, as so amended, does not contain a subsec. (b).
      The Foreign Service Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (c),
    probably means the Foreign Service Act of 1980, which is Pub. L.
    96-465, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2071. Chapter 9 of title I of the
    Act is classified generally to subchapter IX (Sec. 4081 et seq.) of
    chapter 52 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For
    complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title
    note set out under section 3901 of Title 22 and Tables.
      Section was formerly classified to section 242f of this title.
                              PRIOR PROVISIONS
      A prior section 307 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to
    section 242e of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93-353,
    title I, Sec. 102(a), July 23, 1974, 88 Stat. 362.
      1993 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103-183 added subsec. (c).
      1992 - Subsec. (b)(8). Pub. L. 102-531, which directed amendment
    of subsec. (b) by adding par. (8) at the end thereof, was executed
    by adding par. (8) after par. (7) to reflect the probable intent of
      1989 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-239 substituted ''section 242k of
    this title and by subchapter VII of this chapter'' for ''sections
    242b, 242c, 242k, and 242n of this title''.
      1981 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97-35, Sec. 921(a), inserted
    reference to health care technology and section 242n of this title.
      Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97-35, Sec. 921(b), in par. (5) inserted
    reference to health care technology, and in par. (6) inserted
    reference to health care technology activities.
      1974 - Pub. L. 93-353 amended section generally.
                         INTERNATIONAL HEALTH STUDY
      Pub. L. 95-83, title III, Sec. 315, Aug. 1, 1977, 91 Stat. 398,
    provided that the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
    arrange through the National Academy of Sciences or other nonprofit
    private groups or associations, for a study to determine
    opportunities for broadened Federal program activities in areas of
    international health, which study was to consider biomedical and
    behavioral research, health services research, health professions
    education, immunization and public health activities, and other
    areas that might improve our and other nations' capacities to
    prevent, diagnose, control, or cure disease, and to organize and
    deliver effective and efficient health services, with an interim
    report on such study completed no later than Oct. 1, 1977 and a
    final report completed no later than Jan. 1, 1978 and both reports
    submitted to the Secretary, the Committee on Human Resources of the
    Senate, and the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the
    House of Representatives.
      This section is referred to in sections 242m, 300cc-15 of this
    title; title 22 section 2101.

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