97 STAT. 650 PUBLIC LAW 98-94—SEPT. 24, 1983 10 USC 1091. 37 USC 201 et seq., 401 et seq. 37 USC 205. Repeal. Repeal. Repeal. 37 USC 421. Effective date. 10 USC 1091 note. "§ 1091. Contracts for direct health care providers "(a) The Secretary concerned may contract with persons for serv- ices (including personal services) for the provision of direct health care services determined by the Secretary concerned to be required for the purposes of this chapter. "(b) A person with whom the Secretary contracts under this section for the provision of direct health care services under this chapter may be compensated at a rate prescribed by the Secretary concerned, but at a rate not greater than the rate of basic pay and allowances authorized by chapters 3 and 7 of title 37 for a commis- sioned officer in pay grade 0-6 with 26 or more years of service computed under section 205 of such title.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "1091. Contracts for direct health care providers.". (b)(1) Section 4022 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed. (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 373 of such title is amended by striking out the item relating to section 4022. (c)(1) Section 9022 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed. (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 873 of such title is amended by striking out the item relating to section 9022. (d) Section 201 of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out subsection (b); (2) by redesignating subsections (c) through (f) as subsections (b) through (e), respectively; and (3) by striking out "subsections (d) and (e)" in subsection (e), as redesignated by clause (2), and inserting in lieu thereof "subsec- tions (c) and (dr. (e) Chapter 7 of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out section 421; and (2) by striking out in the table of sections at the beginning of such chapter the item relating to section 421. (f) The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 1983. Any contract of employment entered into under the authority of section 4022 or 9022 of title 10, United States Code, before the effective date of this section and which is in effect on such date shall remain in effect in accordance with the terms of such contract. STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS RELATING TO HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE SEC. 933. (a)(1) Chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 1091 (as added by section 932) the following new section: 10 USC 1092.
- '§ 1092. Studies and demonstration projects relating to delivery of
health and medical care "(a)(1) The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secre- tary of Health and Human Services, shall conduct studies and demonstration projects on the health care delivery system of the uniformed services with a view to improving the quality, efficiency, convenience, and cost effectiveness of providing health care services (including dental care services) under this title to members and former members and their dependents. Such studies and demonstra- tion projects may include the following: