Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 6.djvu/391

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PUBLIC LAW 102-585—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 4949 (1) Not later than 9 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, an interim report describing (A) the information and advice obtained by the Secretary from the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, and (B) the status of the study. (2) Not later than December 31, 1995, a final report describing the results of the study. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here is authorized to be appropriated to the general operating expenses account of the Department of Veterans Affairs $2,000,000 to carry out the purposes of this section. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this authorization of appropriations shall be available for obligation until expended without fiscal year limitation. (d) LIMITATION. — No funds may be used to conduct the study described in subsection (a) unless expressly provided for in an appropriation Act. TITLE II—HEALTH-CARE SHARING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN DEPART- MENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SEC. 201. TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY FOR SHARING AGREEMENTS. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Defense under tlus section to expand the availability of health-care sharing arrangements with the Department of Defense under section 8111(c) of title 38, United States Code. Under such an agreement— (1) the head of a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility may enter into agreements under section 8111(d) of that title with (A) the head of a Department of Defense medical facility, (B) with any other official of the Department of Defense responsible for the provision of care under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, to persons who are covered beneficiaries under that chapter, in the region of the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility, or (C) with a contractor of the Department of Defense responsible for the provision of care under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, to persons who are covered beneficiaries under that chapter, in the region of the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility; and (2) the term "primary beneficiary" shall be treated as including— (A) with respect to the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is described in section 1713 of title 38, United States Code; and (B) with respect to the Department of Defense, any person who is a covered beneficiary under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code. SEC. 202. REQUIREMENT FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SERVICES FOR VETERANS. A proposed agreement authorized by section 201 that is entered into by the head of a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility may take effect only if the Chief Medical Director finds, 38 USC 8111 note.