[USC05] 38 USC 1730A: Prohibition on collection of copayments from catastrophically disabled veterans
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

38 USC 1730A: Prohibition on collection of copayments from catastrophically disabled veterans Text contains those laws in effect on January 4, 2021 Pending Updates: Pub L. 116-315 (1/05/2021), Pub L. 116-315 (1/05/2021) [View Details]
From Title 38-VETERANS' BENEFITSPART II-GENERAL BENEFITSCHAPTER 17-HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME, DOMICILIARY, AND MEDICAL CARESUBCHAPTER III-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME CARE AND MEDICAL TREATMENT OF VETERANS

§1730A. Prohibition on collection of copayments from catastrophically disabled veterans

Notwithstanding subsections (f) and (g) of section 1710 and section 1722A(a) of this title or any other provision of law, the Secretary may not require a veteran who is catastrophically disabled, as defined by the Secretary, to make any copayment for the receipt of hospital care or medical services under the laws administered by the Secretary.

(Added Pub. L. 111–163, title V, §511(a), May 5, 2010, 124 Stat. 1164 ; amended Pub. L. 116–315, title III, §3002(a), Jan. 5, 2021, 134 Stat. 4990 .)

Amendment of Section

Pub. L. 116–315, title III, §3002(a), (c), Jan. 5, 2021, 134 Stat. 4990 , 4991, provided that, effective one year after Jan. 5, 2021, this section is amended as follows:

(1) in the section catchline, by striking "catastrophically disabled" and inserting "certain";

(2) by inserting "(a) Prohibition .-" before "Notwithstanding";

(3) by striking "a veteran who is catastrophically disabled, as defined by the Secretary," and inserting "a covered veteran"; and

(4) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b) Covered Veteran Defined .-In this section, the term "covered veteran" means a veteran who-

(1) is catastrophically disabled, as defined by the Secretary; or

(2) is an Indian or urban Indian (as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)).

See 2021 Amendment note below.


Editorial Notes

Amendments

2021-Pub. L. 116–315 substituted "certain" for "catastrophically disabled" in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and inserted heading, substituted "a covered veteran" for "a veteran who is catastrophically disabled, as defined by the Secretary,", and added subsec. (b).


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Pub. L. 116–315, title III, §3002(c), Jan. 5, 2021, 134 Stat. 4991 , provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect on the day that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 5, 2021]."