Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 90 Part 2.djvu/1383
PUBLIC LAW 94-581—OCT. 21, 1976 Veterans' Administration health care facility. The Administrator, pursuant to the provisions of section 4134 of this title, shall prescribe regulations for the enforcement of this nondiscrimination policy with respect to the admission and treatment of such eligible veterans who are alcohol or drug abusers. "§4134. Coordination; reports "(a) Regulations prescribed pursuant to section 4131 of this title, section 4132 of this title with respect to the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse medical records, and section 4133 of this title, shall, to the maximum extent feasible consistent with other provisions of this title, make applicable the regulations governing— "(1) human experimentation and informed consent prescribed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, based on the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, established by section 201 of the National Research Act, as amended (Public Law 93-348; 88 Stat. 348), and "(2)(A) the confidentiality of drug and alcohol abuse medical records, and (B) the admission of drug and alcohol abusers to private and public hospitals, prescribed pursuant to the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act of 1970, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4551 et seq.), and the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972, as amended (21 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), to the conduct of research and to the provision of hospital care, nursing home care, domiciliary care, and medical services under this title. Such regulations may contain such definitions, and may provide for such safeguards and procedures (including procedures and criteria for the issuance and scope of court orders under section 4132(b)(2)(C) of this title) as are necessary to prevent circumvention or evasion thereof, or to facilitate compliance therewith. In prescribing and implementing regulations pursuant to this subsection, the Administrator shall, from time to time, consult with the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and, as appropriate, the Director of the Office of Drug Abuse Policy (or any successor authority), in order to achieve the maximum possible coordination of the regulations, and the implementation thereof, which they and the Administrator prescribe. " (b) Not later than sixty days after the effective date of this subsection, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate a full report with respect to the regulations (including guidelines, policies, and procedures thereunder) prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. Such report shall include (1) an explanation of any inconsistency between such regulations and the regulations of the Secretary referred to in such subsection (a); (2) an account of the extent, substance, and results of consultations with the Secretary (or Director, as appropriate) respecting the prescribing and implementation of the Administrator's regulations; and (3) such recommendations for legislation and administrative actions as the Administrator determines are necessary and desirable. The Administrator shall timely publish such report in the Federal Register.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end thereof:
90 STAT. 2851 Regulations.
38 USC 4134.
42 USC 289/-1 note.
Report to congressional committees.
Legislative recommendations. Publication in Federal Register.