in paragraph (2), make grants to, enter into cooperative agreements and contracts with, and provide technical assistance to, international organizations concerned with public health….”

(42 U.S.C. ­§ 300cc-15. Subchapter on Research with Respect to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Research Authority. Support of international efforts.)

  • “(2) A grant or contract under paragraph (1) shall be provided in accordance with policies established by the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and after consultation with the advisory council for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 300cc-16. Subchapter on Research with Respect to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Research Authority. Research centers.)

  • “(a) Administrative support for Office; The Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, shall provide administrative support and support services to the Director of the Office and shall ensure that such support takes maximum advantage of existing administrative structures at the agencies of the National Institutes of Health.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 300cc-45. Subchapter on Research with Respect to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Office of AIDS Research. General Provisions. General provisions regarding Office.)

[NOTE: Title IV of the PHSA vests in the Director of each of the separate institutes within NIH the authority to carry out the functions of the institute. The statute also creates within some of the institutes separate subunits to carry out particular functions. Because of the volume of such provisions (there are at least 19 statutorily created institutes and 5 national centers, plus the Library of Medicine) we have not attempted to list the organizational features of each institute.]

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

  • “(f) Functions of HHS to be carried out through ATSDR.—The functions of the Secretary of Health and Human Services under this section shall be carried out through the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Department of Health and Human Services established under sec-



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