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PUBLIC LAW 102-4—FEB. 6, 1991 105 STAT. 15 National Academy of Sciences. If the Secretary enters into such an agreement with another organization, then any reference in this section and in section 316 of title 38, United States Code (as added by section 2), to the National Academy of Sciences shall be treated as a reference to the other organization. SEC. 4. OUTREACH SERVICES. Section 1204(a) of the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 1988 (division B of Public Law 100-687; 102 Stat. 4125) is amended— 38 USC 241 note. (1) in clause (1), by striking out ", as such information on health risks becomes known"; (2) by redesignating clauses (1) and (2) as clauses (A) and (B), resDectivelv* (3) by inserting "(1)" after "PROGRAM. —"; and (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall annually furnish updated information on health risks described in paragraph (I)(A) to veterans referred to in paragraph (1).". SEC. 5. EXTENSION OF HEALTH-CARE ELIGIBILITY BASED ON EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE OR IONIZING RADIATION. Section 610(e)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "December 31, 1990" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1993". SEC. 6. RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS AND TREATMENT OF VETERANS FOR 38 USC 316 note. DISABILITIES RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN HERBI- CIDES OR TO SERVICE IN VIETNAM. (a) IN GENERAL.— Subject to subsections (d) and (e), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall compile and analyze, on a continuing basis, all clinical data that (1) is obtained by the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with examinations and treatment furnished to veterans by the Department after November 3, 1981, by reason of eligibility provided in section 610(e)(l)(A) of title 38, United States Code, and (2) is likely to be scientifically useful in determining the association, if any, between the disabilities of veterans referred to in such section and exposure to dioxin or any other toxic substance referred to in such section or between such disabilities and active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era. (b) ANNUAL REPORT.— The Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives an annual report containing— (1) the information compiled in accordance with subsection (a); (2) the Secretary's analysis of such information; (3) a discussion of the types and incidences of disabilities identified by the Department of Vetersins Affairs in the case of veterans referred to in subsection (a); (4) the Secretary's explanation for the incidence of such disabilities; (5) other explanations for the incidence of such disabilities considered reasonable by the Secretary; and (6) the Secretary's views on the scientific validity of drawing conclusions from the incidence of such disabilities, as evidenced by the data compiled under subsection (a), about any association between such disabilities and exposure to dioxin or any other