Last updated on: 5/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Office of the Surgeon General Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
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No position found as of June 18, 2003

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Description:

“The Surgeon General is appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate for a 4-year term of office. In carrying out all responsibilities, the Surgeon General reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who is the principal advisor to the Secretary on public health and scientific issues.

The Office of the Surgeon General, under the direction of the Surgeon General, oversees the operations of the 6,000-member Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon General in the accomplishment of his other duties.”

“About the Office of the Surgeon General,” Surgeon General website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The Surgeon General serves as America’s chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.”

“About the Office of the Surgeon General,” Surgeon General website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

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Government agency