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VA - Eligibility
110 STAT. 3177 PUBLIC LAW 104–262—OCT. 9, 1996
Public Law 104–262
To amend title 38, United States Code, to reform eligibility for health care provided
by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to authorize major medical facility construction
projects for the Department, to improve administration of health care by
the Department, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Veterans’
Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996’’.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents of this Act
is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. References to title 38, United States Code.
TITLE I—ELIGIBILITY REFORM
Sec. 101. Eligibility for hospital care and medical services.
Sec. 102. Revision in authorities for provision of priority health care for certain veterans
exposed to specified toxic substances.
Sec. 103. Prosthetics and preventive care.
Sec. 104. Management of health care.
Sec. 105. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 106. Assessment of implementation and operation.
TITLE II—CONSTRUCTION AUTHORIZATION
Sec. 201. Authorization of major medical facility projects.
Sec. 202. Authorization of major medical facility leases.
Sec. 203. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 204. Strategic planning.
Sec. 205. Revision to prospectus requirements.
Sec. 206. Construction authorization requirements.
Sec. 207. Terminology changes.
TITLE III—HEALTH CARE AND ADMINISTRATION
Subtitle A—Health Care Sharing and Administration
Sec. 301. Revision of authority to share medical facilities, equipment, and information.
Sec. 302. Improved efficiency in health care resource management.
Sec. 303. Personnel furnishing shared resources.
Sec. 304. Waiting period for administrative reorganizations.
Sec. 305. Repeal of limitations on contracts for conversion of performance of activities
of Department health-care facilities and revised annual reporting
Subtitle B—Care of Women Veterans
Sec. 321. Mammography quality standards.
Sec. 322. Patient privacy for women patients.
Sec. 323. Assessment of use by women veterans of Department health services.
Sec. 324. Reporting requirements.
38 USC 101 note.
Reform Act of
Oct. 9, 1996
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