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 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. S217a). The Council was reestablished on January 15, 2016 and is currently operating under the authority given in Executive Order 13811, dated September 29, 2017. The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (referred to as PACHA and/or the Council) is governed by provisions of Public Law 92-463 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, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention, and cure of HIV disease and AIDS, including consideration of common co-morbidities of those infected with HIV as needed to promote effective HIV prevention and treatment and quality services to persons living with HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.