Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/759

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PUBLIC LAW 106-419—NOV. 1, 2000 114 STAT. 1857 are (i) eligible for burial in a national cemetery, and (ii) members of a reserve component of the Armed Forces not otherwise eligible for such burial or former members of such a reserve component not otherwise eligible for such burial who are discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable, and". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) 38 USC 2303 shall apply with respect to the burial of persons dying on or after ^°^^- the date of the enactment of this Act. TITLE IV—OTHER MATTERS SEC. 401. BENEFITS FOR THE CHILDREN OF WOMEN VIETNAM VET- ERANS WHO SUFFER FROM CERTAIN BIRTH DEFECTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 18 is amended by adding at the end the following new subchapter: " SUBCHAPTER II—CHILDREN OF WOMEN VIETNAM VETERANS BORN WITH CERTAIN BIRTH DEFECTS "§1811. Definitions "In this subchapter: "(1) The term 'eligible child' means an individual who— " (A) is the child (as defined in section 1821(1) of this title) of a woman Vietnam veteran; and "(B) was born with one or more covered birth defects. "(2) The term 'covered birth defect' means a birth defect identified by the Secretary under section 1812 of this title. "§1812. Covered birth defects "(a) IDENTIFICATION. —The Secretary shall identify the birth defects of children of women Vietnam veterans that— "(1) are associated with the service of those veterans in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era; and "(2) result in permanent physical or mental disability. "(b) LIMITATIONS. — (1) The birth defects identified under subsection (a) may not include birth defects resulting from the following: "(A) A familial disorder. "(B) A birth-related injury. "(C) A fetal or neonatal infirmity with well-established causes. "(2) In any case where affirmative evidence establishes that a covered birth defect of a child of a woman Vietnam veteran results fi-om a cause other than the active military, naval, or air service of that veteran in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era, no benefits or assistance may be provided the child under this subchapter. "§1813. Healthcare "(a) NEEDED CARE. —The Secretary shall provide an eligible child such health care as the Secretary determines is needed by the child for that child's covered birth defects or any disability that is associated with those birth defects.