Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 95.djvu/1076
95 STAT. 1050
Report to congressional committees.
PUBLIC LAW 97-72—NOV. 3, 1981
health-care facilities operated by the Veterans' Administration for the provision of other health-care services under other provisions of this chapter to a program providing readjustment counseling services primarily through such health-care facilities; and "(B) the continued availability after such date of readjustment counseling and related mental health services under this section to veterans eligible for the provision of such counseling and services who requested such counseling before such date. "(2) Not later than April 1, 1984, the Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the plans made and actions taken to carry out this subsection.". MEDICAL CARE FOR SURVIVORS AND DEPENDENTS OF CERTAIN VETERANS
38 USC 613.
SEC. 105. The second sentence of section 613(b) is amended by striking out "particularly" and "most effective". RECOVERY OF THE COST OF CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDED BY THE V E T E R A N S ' ADMINISTRATION
38 USC 629.
SEC. 106. (a)(1) Subchapter III of chapter 17 is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "§ 629. Recovery by the United States of the cost of certain care and services "(a) In any case in which a veteran is furnished care and services under this chapter for a non-service-connected disability that was incurred— "(1) incident to the veteran's employment and the disability is covered under a workers' compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement for or indemnification of the cost of health care and services provided to the veteran by reason of the disability, "(2) as the result of a motor vehicle accident to which applies a State law that requires the owners or operators of motor vehicles registered in that State to have in force automobile accident reparations insurance, or "(3) as the result of a crime of personal violence that occurred in a State, or a political subdivision of a State, in which a person injured as the result of such a crime is entitled to receive health care and services at such State's or subdivision's expense for personal injuries suffered as the result of such crime, the United States has the right to recover the reasonable costs of such care and services from the State, or political subdivision of a State, employer, employer's insurance carrier, or automobile accident reparations insurance carrier, as appropriate, to the extent that the veteran, or the provider of care and services to the veteran, would be eligible to receive reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services if the care and services had not been furnished by a department or agency of the United States. "(b) The amount that may be recovered by the United States under subsection (a) of this section may not exceed the lesser of (1) an amount equal to the reasonable cost of the care and services furnished the veteran under this chapter, as determined by the Administrator, or (2) the maximum amount specified by the law of the State or political subdivision concerned or by any relevant contractual