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115 STAT. 2462 PUBLIC LAW 107-135-JAN. 23, 2002 "(iii) such other suppHes or services as the Secretary determines to be reasonable and necessary. "(F) Travel and incidental expenses pursuant to section 111 of this title."; and 38 USC 1707. (2) in section 1707— (A) by inserting "(a)" at the beginning of the text of the section; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "(b) The Secretary may furnish sensori-neural aids only in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the Secretary.". (b) CONSOLIDATION OF PROVISIONS RELATING TO PERSONS OTHER THAN VETERANS. —Such chapter is further amended by adding at the end the following new subchapter: "SUBCHAPTER VIII—HEALTH CARE OF PERSONS OTHER THAN VETERANS ^§ 1782. Counseling, training, and mental health services for immediate family members "(a) COUNSELING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF VETERANS RECEIVING SERVICE-CONNECTED TREATMENT.—In the case of a veteran who is receiving treatment for a service-connected disability pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) of section 1710(a) of this title, the Secretary shall provide to individuals described in subsection (c) such consultation, professional counseling, training, and mental health services as are necessary in connection with that treatment. " (b) COUNSELING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF VETERANS RECEIVING NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED TREATMENT.—In the case of a veteran who is eligible to receive treatment for a non-serviceconnected disability under the conditions described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of section 1710(a) of this title, the Secretary may, in the discretion of the Secretary, provide to individuals described in subsection (c) such consultation, professional counseling, training, and mental health services as are necessary in connection with that treatment if— "(1) those services were initiated during the veteran's hospitalization; and "(2) the continued provision of those services on an outpatient basis is essential to permit the discharge of the veteran from the hospital. " (c) ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS. —Individuals who may be provided services under this subsection are— "(1) the members of the immediate family or the legal guardian of a veteran; or "(2) the individual in whose household such veteran certifies an intention to live. "(d) TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORIZED.— Services provided under subsections (a) and (b) may include, under the terms and conditions set forth in section 111 of this title, travel and incidental expenses of individuals described in subsection (c) in the case of any of the following: "(1) A veteran who is receiving care for a service-connected disability. "(2) A dependent or survivor receiving care under the last sentence of section 1783(b) of this title.