EO 12963
Effective Date: June 14, 1995

Responsible Office: Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the
Secretary of Health and Human Services to exercise her discretion
as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human
Services (the "Secretary") shall establish an HIV/AIDS Advisory
Council (the "Advisory Council" or the "Council"), to be known as
the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.  The Advisory
Council shall be composed of not more than 30 members to be
appointed or designated by the Secretary.  The Advisory Council
shall comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended
(5 U.S.C. App.).
     (b) The Secretary shall designate a Chairperson from among
the members of the Advisory Council.

Sec. 2. Functions. The Advisory Council shall provide advice,
information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding
programs and policies intended to (a) promote effective
prevention of HIV disease, (b) advance research on HIV and AIDS,
and (c) promote quality services to persons living with HIV
disease and AIDS.  The functions of the Advisory Council shall be
solely advisory in nature.  The Secretary shall provide the
President with copies of all written reports provided to the
Secretary by the Advisory Council.

Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of executive departments
and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the
Advisory Council with such information as it may require for
purposes of carrying out its functions.
     (b) Any members of the Advisory Council that receive
compensation shall be compensated in accordance with Federal law. 
Committee members may be allowed travel expenses, including per
diem in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for
persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5
U.S.C. section 5701-5707).

     (c) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to the
availability of appropriations, the Department of Health and
Human Services shall provide the Advisory Council with such funds
and support as may be necessary for the performance of its

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of
any other Executive order, any functions of the President under
the Federal Advisory Committee Act that are applicable to the
Advisory Council, except that of reporting annually to the
Congress, shall be performed by the Department of Health and
Human Services, in accordance with the guidelines and procedures
established by the Administrator of General Services.

     (b) This order is intended only to improve the internal
management of the executive branch, and it is not intended to
create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive
or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by a party against
the United States, it agencies, it officers, or any person.

                    /s/William J. Clinton

June 14, 1995.

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