116 STAT. 2464 PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 Sec. 614. One-year extension of other bonus and special pay authorities. Sec. 615. Increase in maximum rates for certain special pays, bonuses, and financial assistance for health care professionals. Sec. 616. Assignment incentive pay. Sec. 617. Increase in maximum rates for prior service enlistment bonus. Sec. 618. Retention incentives for health care professionals qiiaUfied in a critical military skill. Subtitle C—Travel and Transportation Allowances Sec. 62L Extension of leave travel deferral period for members performing consecutive overseas tours of duty. Sec. 622. Transportation of motor vehicles for members reported missing. Subtitle D—Retired Pay and Sturvivor Benefits Sec. 631. Permanent reduction from eight to six in number of years of reserve service required for eligibility for retired pay for non-regular service. Sec. 632. Increased retired pay for enlisted Reserves credited with extraordinary heroism. Sec. 633. Elimination of possible inversion in retired pay cost-of-living adjustment for initial COLA computation. Sec. 634. Technical revisions to so-called "forgotten widows" annuity program. Sec. 635. Expansion of authority of Secretary of Defense to waive time limitations on claims against the Government fw military personnel benefits. Sec. 636. Special compensation for certain combat-related disabled uniformed services retirees. Subtitle E—Montgomery GI Bill Sec. 641. Time limitation for use of Montgomery GI Bill entitlement by members of the Selected Reserve. Sec. 642. Repayment requirements under Reserve Component Montgomery GI Bill arising from failure to participate satisfactorily in milita^ service to be considered debts owed to the United States. Sec. 643. Technical adjustments to authority for certain members to transfer educational assistance under Montgomery GI Bill to dependents. Subtitle F—Other Matters Sec. 651. Payment of interest on student loans. Sec. 652. Additional authority to provide assistance for families of members of the Armed Forces. Sec. 653. Repeal of authority for acceptance of honoraria by personnel at certain Department of Defense schools. Sec. 654. Addition of definition of continental United States in title 37. TITLE VII—HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS Subtitle A—Health Care Program Improvements Sec. 701. Elimination of requirement for TRICARE preauthorization of inpatient mental health care for medicare-eligible beneficiaries. Sec. 702. Continued TRICARE eligibility of dependents residing at remote locations after departure of sponsors for imaccompanied assignments and eligibility of dependents of reserve component members ordered to active duty. Sec. 703. Eligibility of surviving dependents for TRICARE dental program benefits after discontinuance of former enrollment. Sec. 704. Department of Defense Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund. Sec. 705. Approval of medicare providers as TRICARE providers. Sec. 706. Technical corrections relating to transitional health care for members separated from active duty. Sec. 707. Extension of temporary authority to enter into personal services contracts for the performance of health care responsibilities at locations other than military medical treatment facilities. Sec. 708. Access to health care services for beneficiaries eligible for TRICARE and Department of Veterans Affairs health care. Sec. 709. Disclosure of information on Project 112 to Department of Veterans Af- fairs. Subtitle B—Reports Sec. 711. Claims information. Sec. 712. Comptroller General report on provision of care under the TRICARE program.
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