Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Authority
Executive Order 12963, dated June 14, 1995, as amended by Executive Order 13009. dated June 14. 1996: and Section 222 ofthe Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. S217a. Thc Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (referred to as PACHA and/or the Council) is governed by provisions of Public Law 92-LI63. as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
Objectives and Scope of Activities
The Secretary of Health and Human Services is charged in Titles XXlll-XXVI of the Public Health Service Act with responsibilities for conducting a variety of activities in connection with the prevention and cure of HIV and AIDS and ensuring that those infected with HIV or AIDS are provided with quality care. PACHA shall provide advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies to promote effective prevention and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council shall be solely advisory in nature.