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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 656

Contract.

10 USC 1077.

Ante, p. 655. 10 USC 1076. contract. Prohibition. 10 USC 1076a note.

PUBLIC LAW 99-145—NOV. 8, 1985 "(2) The Secretary of Defense shall establish the amount of the premium to be paid by a member enrolled in a plan under this section. "(c) A member's share of the premium for a plan established under subsection (a) shall be paid by deductions from the basic pay of the member. "(d) The dental benefits provided under such a plan may not include a benefit other than— "(1) diagnostic, oral examination, and preventive services and palliative emergency care; and "(2) basic restorative services of amalgam and composite restorations and stainless steel crowns for primary teeth, and dental appliance repairs. "(e) Any such plan shall provide that a member whose spouse or child receives care under a plan established under this section— "(1) may not be required to pay for any charge for care described in subsection (d)(1); and "(2) shall be required to pay 20 percent of the charges for care described in subsection (d)(2). "(f) If a member who is enrolled in a plan established under this section is transferred to a duty station where dental care is provided to the member's spouse or children under a program other than a plan established under this section, the member may discontinue participation under the plan established under this section. If the member is later transferred to a station where dental care is not provided to such member's spouse or children except under a plan established under this section, the member may re-enroll in such a plan. "(g) The authority of the Secretary of Defense to enter into a contract under this section for any fiscal year is subject to the availability of appropriations for that purpose". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1076 the following new item: "1076a. Dependents' dental program.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section

1077 of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(c) A dependent participating under a dental plan established under section 1076a of this title may not be provided dental care under section 1076(a) of this title except for emergency dental care and care that is not covered by such plan.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The Secretary of Defense may not enter into a contract under section 1076a of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), or otherwise obligate funds under that section before September 30, 1986. SEC. 652. ENHANCED HEALTH-CARE BENEFITS FOR SURVIVORS OF CERTAIN RESERVISTS (a) MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE IN FACILITIES OF THE UNIFORMED

Supra.

SERVICES.—Section 1076(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(aKl) A dependent described in paragraph (2) is entitled, upon request, to the medical and dental care prescribed by section 1077 of this title in facilities of the uniformed services, subject to the availability of space and facilities and the capabilities of the medical and dental staff.