100 STAT. 3248
PUBLIC LAW 99-576—OCT. 28, 1986
Public Law 99-576 99th Congress An Act Oct. 28, 1986 [H.R. 5299] Veterans' Benefits Improvement and Health-Care Authorization Act of 1986. 38 USC 101 note.
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the rates of compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation for veterans and survivors, and to improve veterans' health-care, education, employment, housing, and national cemetery programs, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Veterans' Benefits Improvement and Health-Care Authorization Act of 1986". (b) REFERENCES TO TITLE 38.—Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code. (c) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents of this Act is as follows: TABLE OF CONTENTS Sec. 1. Short title; references to title 38, United States Code; table of contents.
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TITLE I—COMPENSATION INCREASES AND OTHER COMPENSATION MATTERS 101. Disability compensation. 102. Additional compensation for dependents. 103. Clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans. 104. Dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses. 105. Dependency and indemnity compensation for children. 106. Supplemental dependency and indemnity compensation for children. 107. Effective date for rate increases. 108. Improved benefits for former prisoners of war. 109. Special consideration for loss of paired organs or extremities. TITLE II—HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL FACILITIES Part A—Health-Care Programs
Sec. 201. Respite care. Sec. 202. Home health services. Sec. 203. Continuation of certain counseling services for a deceased veteran's family members. Sec. 204. Transition period for readjustment counseling centers. Sec. 205. Therapeutic and rehabilitative activities. Sec. 206. Contracts and grants for medical care for United States veterans in the Republic of the Philippines. Sec. 211. Sec. 212. Sec. 213. Sec. 214. Sec. 215.
Part B—Health-Care Administration Enforcement of State and local traffic laws by Veterans' Administration police officers. Regional medical education centers. Period of obligated service under scholarship program. Period of appointment of certain temporary and part-time health-care personnel. Report on a national drug file.