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

[CITE: 42USC268]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER II - GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
    Part G - Quarantine and Inspection
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 268. Quarantine duties of consular and other officers
 
-STATUTE-
      (a) Any consular or medical officer of the United States,
    designated for such purpose by the Secretary, shall make reports to
    the Surgeon General, on such forms and at such intervals as the
    Surgeon General may prescribe, of the health conditions at the port
    or place at which such officer is stationed.
      (b) It shall be the duty of the customs officers and of Coast
    Guard officers to aid in the enforcement of quarantine rules and
    regulations; but no additional compensation, except actual and
    necessary traveling expenses, shall be allowed any such officer by
    reason of such services.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 365, 58 Stat. 705; 1953
    Reorg. Plan No. 1, Sec. 5, 8, eff.  Apr. 11, 1953, 18 F.R. 2053, 67
    Stat. 631.)
 
-TRANS-
                           TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
      Office of Surgeon General abolished by section 3 of Reorg. Plan
    No. 3 of 1966, eff.  June 25, 1966, 31 F.R. 8855, 80 Stat. 1610,
    and functions thereof transferred to Secretary of Health,
    Education, and Welfare by section 1 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966,
    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, Education.
      Reference to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
    substituted for reference to Federal Security Administrator
    pursuant to section 5 of Reorg. Plan No. 1, of 1953, set out as a
    note under section 3501 of this title, which transferred functions
    of Federal Security Administrator to Secretary of Health,
    Education, and Welfare and all agencies of Federal Security Agency
    to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Federal Security
    Agency and office of Administrator abolished by section 8 of Reorg.
    Plan No. 1 of 1953. Secretary and Department of Health, Education,
    and Welfare redesignated Secretary and Department of Health and
    Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96-88 which is
    classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20.
 
-SECREF-
                   SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
      This section is referred to in section 270 of this title.
 


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