The Advisory Board shall advise, assist, consult with, and make recommendations to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, through the Director of the Institute, and the Director of the Center concerning matters relating to the scientific activities carried out by and through the Center and the policies respecting such activities, including recommendations with respect to the plan required in subsection (c)1 of this section.
The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall appoint to the Advisory Board 12 appropriately qualified representatives of the public who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government. Of such members, eight shall be representatives of health and scientific disciplines with respect to sleep disorders and four shall be individuals representing the interests of individuals with or undergoing treatment for sleep disorders.
The following officials shall serve as ex officio members of the Advisory Board:
The Director of the National Institutes of Health.
The Director of the Center.
The Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The Director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
The Director of the National Institute on Aging.
The Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The Assistant Secretary for Health.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
The Chief Medical Director of the Veterans’ Administration.
The members of the Advisory Board shall, from among the members of the Advisory Board, designate an individual to serve as the chair of the Advisory Board.
Except as inconsistent with, or inapplicable to, this section, the provisions of section 284a of this title shall apply to the advisory board established under this section in the same manner as such provisions apply to any advisory council established under such section.