The STAC was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The Act specifies three general areas of contributions to the WTC Health Program from the STAC:
The Act requires the Administrator to seek advice from the STAC with regard to determining eligibility criteria for responder and survivor membership in the Program.
The Act requires the Administrator to seek advice from the STAC with regard to identifying research needs for the Program.
The Act provides that the Administrator may consult with the STAC regarding whether a particular health condition should be added to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.