[USC02] 14 USC 2767: Reimbursement for medical-related travel expenses for certain persons residing on islands in the continental United States
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14 USC 2767: Reimbursement for medical-related travel expenses for certain persons residing on islands in the continental United States Text contains those laws in effect on November 17, 2019
From Title 14-COAST GUARDSUBTITLE II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 27-PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITSSUBCHAPTER III-PAYMENTS

§2767. Reimbursement for medical-related travel expenses for certain persons residing on islands in the continental United States

In any case in which a covered beneficiary (as defined in section 1072(5) of title 10) resides on an island that is located in the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia and that lacks public access roads to the mainland, the Secretary shall reimburse the reasonable travel expenses of the covered beneficiary and, when accompaniment by an adult is necessary, for a parent or guardian of the covered beneficiary or another member of the covered beneficiary's family who is at least 21 years of age, if-

(1) the covered beneficiary is referred by a primary care physician to a specialty care provider (as defined in section 1074i(b) of title 10) on the mainland who provides services less than 100 miles from the location where the beneficiary resides; or

(2) the Coast Guard medical regional manager for the area in which such island is located determines that the covered beneficiary requires services of a primary care, specialty care, or dental provider and such a provider who is part of the network of providers of a TRICARE program (as that term is defined in section 1072(7) of title 10) does not practice on such island.

(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title II, §203(a), Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2909 , §518; amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. C, title XXXV, §3524, Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 2316 ; renumbered §2767, Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §116(b), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4226 .)

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 518 of this title as this section.

Pub. L. 115–232 amended text of section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "In any case in which a covered beneficiary (as defined in section 1072(5) of title 10) resides on an island that is located in the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia and that lacks public access roads to the mainland and is referred by a primary care physician to a specialty care provider (as defined in section 1074i(b) of title 10) on the mainland who provides services less than 100 miles from the location where the beneficiary resides, the Secretary shall reimburse the reasonable travel expenses of the covered beneficiary and, when accompaniment by an adult is necessary, for a parent or guardian of the covered beneficiary or another member of the covered beneficiary's family who is at least 21 years of age."