Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 97.djvu/1040

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97 STAT. 1008 PUBLIC LAW 98-160—NOV. 21, 1983 Appropriation authorization. Guide, availability. 42 USC 241 note. Report to congressional committees. contract is contingent upon the availability of funds appropriated for the making of such payments. (7) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the conduct of study under subsection (a)(1)(A). (b) Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall develop and distribute to appropriate Veterans' Administration personnel an indexed reference guide, derived from existing pertinent research-result compilations, designed to provide Veterans' Administration personnel who either furnish health care or adjudicate claims for benefits under title 38, United States Code, with readily usable information regarding the state of medical and other scientific information on any long-term adverse health effects in humans of exposure to ionizing radiation, including nuclear-device exposure, medical exposure, and occupa- tional exposure. (c)(1) For the purpose of ensuring that any study, research, or other activity carried out by the Federal Government with respect to adverse health effects in humans from exposure to ionizing radiation is scientifically valid and is conducted with efficiency and objectivity, the President shall ensure that— (A) activities of the Veterans' Administration in connection with (i) study under subsection (a)(1)(A), (ii) the development of the guide required by subsection (b), and (iii) such additional research as may be identified, as a result of such study or the development of such guide or otherwise, as necessary for the resolution of questions regarding such effects are fully coordi- nated with studies and other activities which are planned, are being conducted, or have been completed by other departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Federal Government and which pertain to such effects, including the radioepidemiologi- cal tables mandated by section 7 of the Orphan Drug Act (Public Law 97-414; 96 Stat. 2059); and (B) appropriate coordination and consultation occurs between and among the Administrator and the heads of such depart- ments, agencies, and instrumentalities that may be engaged, during the conduct of study under subsection (a)(1)(A), in the design, conduct, monitoring, or evaluation of such radiation- exposure studies or related activities. (2) Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report containing a description of the steps taken and plans made to ensure the coordination and consultation required by paragraph (1). TITLE VII—MISCELLANEOUS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS HEALTH-CARE ELIGIBILITY 38 USC 610. SEC. 701. Clause (3) of section 610(a) is amended by inserting "(A)" after "a person" and by inserting a comma and "or (B) who, but for a suspension pursuant to section 351 of this title (or both such a suspension and the receipt of retired pay), would be entitled to disability compensation, but only to the extent that such person's continuing eligibility for such care is provided for in the judgment or settlement described in such section before the semicolon.