From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code [uscode.house.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999] [CITE: 42USC270] 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. 270. Quarantine regulations governing civil air navigation and civil aircraft -STATUTE- The Surgeon General is authorized to provide by regulations for the application to air navigation and aircraft of any of the provisions of sections 267 to 269 of this title and regulations prescribed thereunder (including penalties and forfeitures for violations of such sections and regulations), to such extent and upon such conditions as he deems necessary for the safeguarding of the public health. -SOURCE- (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 367, 58 Stat. 706.) -TRANS- ABOLITION OF OFFICE OF SURGEON GENERAL 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.
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