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

[CITE: 42USC242o]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER II - GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
    Part A - Research and Investigations
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 242o. Health conferences; publication of health educational
        information
 
-STATUTE-
      (a) A conference of the health authorities in and among the
    several States shall be called annually by the Secretary. Whenever
    in his opinion the interests of the public health would be promoted
    by a conference, the Secretary may invite as many of such health
    authorities and officials of other State or local public or private
    agencies, institutions, or organizations to confer as he deems
    necessary or proper.  Upon the application of health authorities of
    five or more States it shall be the duty of the Secretary to call a
    conference of all State health authorities joining in the request.
    Each State represented at any conference shall be entitled to a
    single vote.  Whenever at any such conference matters relating to
    mental health are to be discussed, the mental health authorities of
    the respective States shall be invited to attend.
      (b) From time to time the Secretary shall issue information
    related to public health, in the form of publications or otherwise,
    for the use of the public, and shall publish weekly reports of
    health conditions in the United States and other countries and
    other pertinent health information for the use of persons and
    institutions concerned with health services.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 310, formerly Sec. 309,
    310, as added Pub. L. 93-353, title I, Sec. 107(a), July 23, 1974,
    88 Stat. 371; renumbered Sec. 310, Pub. L. 95-623, Sec. 6(a), (b),
    Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3447.)
 
-COD-
                                CODIFICATION
      Subsec. (a) of this section consists of former section 309 of act
    July 1, 1944, prior to the renumbering of that section as section
    310(a) by Pub. L. 95-623. Subsec. (b) of this section consists of
    former section 310 of act July 1, 1944, prior to the renumbering of
    that section as section 310(b) by Pub. L. 95-623.
 
-MISC3-
                              PRIOR PROVISIONS
      A prior section 310 of act July 1, 1944, was renumbered section
    329, and was classified to section 254b of this title prior to the
    general amendment of subpart I (Sec. 254b et seq.) of part D of
    this subchapter by Pub. L. 104-299.
      Provisions similar to those comprising subsec. (a) of this
    section were contained in section 312 of act July 1, 1944, ch. 373,
    title III, 58 Stat. 693, as amended (formerly classified to section
    244 of this title), prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93-353, Sec. 102(a).
      Provisions similar to those comprising subsec. (b) of this
    section were contained in section 315 of act July 1, 1944, ch. 373,
    title III, 58 Stat. 695; Oct. 30, 1970, Pub. L. 91-515, title II,
    Sec. 282, 84 Stat. 1308 (formerly classified to section 247 of this
    title), prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93-353, Sec. 102(a).



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