Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/43

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PUBLIC LAW 106-117—NOV. 30, 1999 113 STAT. 1561 "(2) establish a maximum monthly and a maximum annual pharmaceutical copayment amount under subsection (a) for veterans who have multiple outpatient prescriptions."; and (3) in subsection (c), as redesignated by paragraph (1)— (A) by striking "this section" and inserting "subsection (a)"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new sentence: "Amounts collected through use of the authority under subsection (b) shall be deposited in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Improvement Fund.". (b) OUTPATIENT TREATMENT.— Section 1710(g) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking "the amount determined under paragraph (2) of this subsection" and inserting "in the case of each outpatient visit the applicable; amount or amounts established by the Secretary by regulation"; and (2) in paragraph (2), by strilang all after "for an amount" and inserting "which the Secretary shall establish by regulation.". SEC. 202. HEALTH SERVICES IMPROVEMENT FUND. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND. —Chapter 17 is amended by inserting after section 1729A the following new section:

  • '§ 1729B. Health Services Improvement Fund

"(a) There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund to be known as the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Improvement Fund. "(b) Amounts received or collected after the date of the enactment of this section under any of the following provisions of law shall be deposited in the fund: "(1) Section 1713A of this title. "(2) Section 1722A(b) of this title. "(3) Section 8165(a) of this title. "(4) Section 113 of the Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act. "(c) Amounts in the fund are hereby available, without fiscal year limitation, to the Secretary for the purposes stated in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 1729A(c)(l) of this title. "(d) The Secretary shall allocate amounts in the fund in the same msinner as applies under subsection (d) of section 1729A of this title with respect to amounts made available from the fund under that section.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. —The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1729A the following new item: "1729B. Health Services Improvement Fund.". SEC. 203. ALLOCATION TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES OF AMOUNTS MADE AVAILABLE FROM MEDICAL, CARE COLLECTIONS FUND. Section 1729A(d) is amended— (1) by striking "(1)"; (2) by striking "each designated health care region" and inserting "each Department health care facility"; (3) by striking "each region" and inserting "each facility"; (4) by striking "such region" both places it appears and inserting "such facility"; and