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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Transmittal Letters
Acknowledgements
Commission Members
Chairman's Vision
Executive Summary

1. Introduction
2. Overview
3. Coordination of Research
4. Education & Training of Health Care Practitioners
5. Information Development & Dissemination
6. Access & Delivery
7. Coverage & Reimbursement
8. Wellness and Health Promotion
9. Coordinating Federal CAM Efforts
10.    Recommendations & Actions

•  Acronyms
APPENDICES
A.    •  Executive Order
•  Commission Charter
B.    •  10 Rules for Health Care Reform
•  Pew Task Force Recommendations
C.    Commission Meetings
D.    General & Town Hall Meeting Participants
E.    Organizations Providing Information on Education and Training
F.    Workgroup Members
G.    Statement from Commissioners




    Executive Order 13147

    THE WHITE HOUSE
    Office of the Press Secretary

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    For Immediate Release                                      March 7, 2000

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 13147

    WHITE HOUSE COMMISSION ON COMPLEMENTARY
    AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE POLICY


    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), and in order to establish the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Establishment. There is established in the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (Commission). The Commission shall be composed of not more than 15 members appointed by the President from knowledgeable representatives in health care practice and complementary and alternative medicine. The President shall designate a Chair from among the members of the Commission. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) shall appoint an Executive Director for the Commission.

    Sec. 2. Functions. The Commission shall provide a report, through the Secretary, to the President on legislative and administrative recommendations for assuring that public policy maximizes the benefits to Americans of complementary and alternative medicine. The recommendations shall address the following:


      (a)   the education and training of health care practitioners in complementary and alternative medicine;

      (b)   coordinated research to increase knowledge about complementary and alternative medicine practices and products;

      (c)   the provision to health care professionals of reliable and useful information about complementary and alternative medicine that can be made readily accessible and understandable to the general public; and

      (d)   guidance for appropriate access to and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine.


    Sec. 3. Administration. (a) To the extent permitted by law, the heads of executive departments and agencies shall provide the Commission, upon request, with such information and assistance as it may require for the purpose of carrying out its functions.


      (b)   Each member of the Commission shall receive compensation at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate specified for Level 1V of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5315) for each day during which the member is engaged in the performance of the duties of the Commission. While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of the duties of the Commission, members shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).

      (c)   The Department shall provide the Commission with funding and with administrative services, facilities, staff, and other support services necessary for the performance of the Commission's functions.

      (d)   In accordance with guidelines issued by the Administrator of General Services, the Secretary shall perform the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), with respect to the Commission, except that of reporting to the Congress.

      (e)   The Commission shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order unless extended by the President prior to such date.


                                                                               WILLIAM J. CLINTON

                                                                               THE WHITE HOUSE,
                                                                               March 7, 2000.

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    Amendment to Executive Order 13147
    THE WHITE HOUSE
    Office of the Press Secretary

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    For Immediate Release                                      September 15, 2000

    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    AMENDMENT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 13147, INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE WHITE HOUSE COMMISSION ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE POLICY


    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), and in order to increase the membership of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy from not more than 15 members to up to 20 members, it is hereby ordered that the second sentence of section 1 of Executive Order 13147 of May 7, 2000, is amended by deleting "not more than 15" and inserting "up to 20" in lieu thereof.

                                                                               WILLIAM J. CLINTON

                                                                               THE WHITE HOUSE,

                                                                               September 15, 2000.

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