Presidential Memorandum--Delegation of Authority to Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Crops of the Public Health Service

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By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby assign to you the functions of the President under section 203 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 111-148, to appoint commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service. Commissions issued under this delegation of authority may not be for a term longer than 6 months. Officers appointed pursuant to this delegation may not be appointed to the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service for a term greater than 6 months other than by the President or to the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service other than by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. This authority may not be redelegated.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA