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PUBLIC LAW 102-565—OCT. 28, 1992 106 STAT. 4267 ommendations not later than May 31, 1993, December 31, 1994, and December 31, 1996, as the case may be. Each report shall include recommendations regarding appropriate standards and procedures for ensuring the furnishing of quaUty medical care and for measuring the quality of care provided to Peace Corps volunteers. (d) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— Not later than 90 days after receipt of a report required by subsection (c), the Director of the Peace Corps shall transmit the report, together with the Director's comments, to the appropriate congressional committees. (e) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section— (1) the term "appropriate congressional committees" means the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and (2) the term "eligible organization" means an independent health-care accreditation organization or other independent organization with expertise in evaluating health-care systems similar to that of the Peace Corps. SEC. 4. REPORTING REQUIREMENT ON EMPLOYMENT-RELATED MAT - TERS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Not later than May 31, 1992, the Director of the Peace Corps and the Secretary of Labor shall jointly submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report which describes— (1) the information provided by the Peace Corps to its volunteers and to applicants for volunteer service in the Peace Corps regarding the benefits and services to which Peace Corps volunteers or trainees may be entitled or for which they may be eligible in the event that they sustain injuries or become disabled during their service, or their training for service, with the Peace Corps; (2) the efforts by the Peace Corps and the Department of Labor to coordinate the provision of such information to Peace Corps volunteer-applicants and volunteers and the processing of claims by Peace Corps volunteers under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA); ^ (3) the number of Peace Corps volunteers and volunteerapplicants who have filed claims under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) and the percentage of the claims that have been approved; and (4) the timeliness of approvals or denials of claims of Peace Corps volunteers and volunteer-applicants under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA). (b) RECOMMENDATIONS.—The report required by subsection (a) shall also include such recommendations as the Director of the Peace Corps and the Secretary of Labor may determine necessary to facilitate the filing and processing of clsdms by Peace Corps volunteers regarding the benefits described in that subsection. (c) DEFINITIONS.— For purposes of this section— (1) the term "appropriate congressional committees" means the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and