Social Security Act of 1935
TITLE VI- PUBLIC HEALTH WORK
SECTION 601. For the purpose of assisting States, counties, health districts, and other political subdivisions of the States in establishing and maintaining adequate public-health services, including the training of personnel for State and local health work, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30,1936, the sum of $8,000,000 to be used as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 602. (a) The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, with
the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, shall, at the beginning
of each fiscal year, allot to the States the total of (1) the amount
appropriated for such year pursuant to section 601; and (2) the amounts
of the allotments under this section for the preceding fiscal year remaining
unpaid to the States at the end of such fiscal year. The amounts of
such allotments shall be determined on the basis of (1) the population;
(2) the special health problems; and (3) the financial needs; of the
respective States. Upon making such allotments the Surgeon General of
the Public Health Service shall certify the amounts thereof to the Secretary
of the Treasury.
(b) The amount of an allotment to any State under subsection (a) for any fiscal year, remaining unpaid at the end of such fiscal year, shall be available for allotment to States under subsection (a) for the succeeding fiscal year, in addition to the amount appropriated for such year.
(c) Prior to the beginning of each quarter of the fiscal year, the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service shall, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, determine in accordance with rules and regulations previously prescribed by such Surgeon General after consultation with a conference of the State and Territorial health authorities, the amount to be paid to each State for such quarter from the allotment to such State, and shall certify the amount so determined to the Secretary of the Treasury. Upon receipt of such certification, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, through the Division of Disbursement of the Treasury Department and prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, pay in accordance with such certification.
(d) The moneys so paid to any State shall be expended solely in carrying out the purposes specified in section 601, and in accordance with plans presented by the health authority of such State and approved by the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service.
SEC. 603. (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for each
fiscal year, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, the
sum of $2,000,000 for expenditure by the Public Health Service for investigation
of disease and problems of sanitation (including the printing and binding
of the findings of such investigations), and f or the pay and allowances
and traveling expenses of personnel of the Public Health Service, including
commissioned officers, engaged in such investigations or detailed to
cooperate with the health authorities of any State in carrying out the
purposes specified in section 601: Provided, That no personnel of the
Public Health Service shall be detailed to cooperate with the health
authorities of any State except at the request of the proper authorities
of such State.
(b) The personnel of the Public Health Service paid from any appropriation not made pursuant to subsection (a) may be detailed to assist in carrying out the purposes of this title. The appropriation from which they are paid shall be reimbursed from the appropriation made pursuant to subsection (a) to the extent of their salaries and allowances for services performed while so detailed.
(c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall include in his annual report to Congress a full account of the administration of this title.