PUBLIC LAW 100-654—NOV. 14, 1988
102 STAT. 3841
"(i) The Office shall prescribe regulations under which, with Regulations. respect to services or supplies furnished by a debarred provider to a covered individual during the period of such provider's debarment, payment or reimbursement under this chapter may be made, notwithstanding the fact of such debarment, if such individual did not know or could not reasonably be expected to have known of the debarment. In any such instance, the carrier involved shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the individual is informed of the debarment and the minimum period of time remaining under the terms of the debarment.". (b) CHAPTER ANALYSIS.—The analysis for chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 8902 the following: "8902a. Debarment and other sanctions.". SEC. 102. APPLICABILITY; PRIOR CONDUCT.
(a) APPLICABILITY.—The amendments made by this title shall be effective with respect to any calendar year beginning, and contracts entered into or renewed for any calendar year beginning, after the date of the enactment of this Act. O> PRIOR CONDUCT NOT TO B E CONSIDERED.—In carrying t)
section 8902a of title 5, United States Code, as added by this title, no debarment, civil monetary penalty, or assessment may be imposed under such section based on any criminal or other conduct occurring before the beginning of the first calendar year which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.
TITLE II—PROVISIONS RELATING TO TEMPORARY CONTINUATION OF COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS SEC. 201. AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE COVERAGE. (a) AUTHORITY.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 8905 the following: "§ 8905a. Continued coverage "(a) Any individual described in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection Qo) may elect to continue coverage under this chapter in accordance with the provisions of this section. "(b) This section applies with respect to— "(1) any employee who— "(A) is separated from service, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, except that if the separation is involuntary, this section shall not apply if the separation is for gross misconduct (as defined under regulations which the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe); and "(B) would not otherwise be eligible for any benefits under this chapter (determined without regard to any temporary extension of coverage and without regard to any benefits available under a nongroup contract); and "(2) any individual who— "(A) ceases to meet the requirements for being considered an unmarried dependent child under this chapter;
5 USC 8902a note. Contracts.