110 STAT. 2538 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 (B) by striking out "while also serving" and all that follows through "Naval Academy or" and inserting in lieu thereof "while also performing service as a cadet or midshipmsin or serving as a midshipman". (3) The heading of such section, and the item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 49 of such title, are amended by striking out the seventh word. SEC. 582. EXCEPTION TO STRENGTH LIMITATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO THE DEPART- MENT OF DEFENSE. Section 206 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the 'following new subsection: "(f) In computing the maximum number of commissioned officers of the Public Health Service authorized by law or administrative determination to serve on active duty, there may be excluded from such computation officers who are assigned to duty in the Department of Defense.". SEC. 583. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE OFFICERS. (a) LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE.—Subsection (a) of section 1044 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(3) Officers of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service who are on active duty or entitled to retired or equivalent pay. "(4) Dependents of members and former members described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).". (b) LIMITATION ON ASSISTANCE.—Subsection (c) of such section is amended— (1) by striking out "armed forces" and inserting in lieu thereof "uniformed services described in subsection (a)"; and (2) by inserting "such" after "dependent of. (c) CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS. —Subsection (a) of such section is further amended by striking out "under his jurisdiction" in paragraphs (1) and (2). (d) STYLISTIC AMENDMENTS. —Subsection (a) of such section is further amended— (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking out "to—" and inserting in lieu thereof "to the following persons:"; (2) by capitalizing the first letter of the first word of paragraphs (1) and (2); (3) by striking out the semicolon at the end of paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof a period; and (4) by striking out "; and" at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting in lieu thereof a period. TITLE VI—COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS Subtitle A—Pay and Allowances Sec. 601. Military pay raise for fiscal year 1997. Sec. 602. Adjustment of rate of cadet and midshipman pay. Sec. 603. Pay of senior noncommissioned officers while hospitalized. Sec. 604. Availability of basic allowance for quarters for certain members without dependents who serve on sea duty.