10 U.S. Code § 1094a - Continuing medical education requirements: system for monitoring physician compliance
The Secretary of Defense shall establish a mechanism for ensuring that each person under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department who provides health care under this chapter as a physician satisfies the continuing medical education requirements applicable to the physician.
Source(Added Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VII, § 734(b)(1),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2073.)
Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VII, § 734(c)(2),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2073, provided that: “The system required by section 1094a of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (b)), shall take effect on the date that is three years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 17, 1998].”
Joint Pilot Program for Providing Graduate Medical Education and Training for Physicians
“(a) In General.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly carry out a pilot program under which graduate medical education and training is provided to military physicians and physician employees of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs through one or more programs carried out in military medical treatment facilities of the Department of Defense and medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The pilot program shall begin not later than January 1, 2003.
“(b) Cost-Sharing Agreement.—The Secretaries shall enter into an agreement for carrying out the pilot program. The agreement shall establish means for each Secretary to assist in paying the costs, with respect to individuals under the jurisdiction of that Secretary, incurred by the other Secretary in providing medical education and training under the pilot program.
“(c) Use of Existing Authorities.—To carry out the pilot program, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may use authorities provided to them under this subtitle [subtitle C (§§ 721–726) of title VII of div. A of Pub. L. 107–314, amending section 1104 of this title and sections 8110 and 8111 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits, enacting provisions set out as notes under section 1074g of this title and sections 8110 and 8111 of Title 38, and repealing provisions set out as a note under this section], section 8111 of title 38, United States Code (as amended by section 721 (a)), and other laws relating to the furnishing or support of medical education and the cooperative use of facilities.
“(d) Termination of Program.—The pilot program under this section shall terminate on July 31, 2008.”
Joint DOD–VA Pilot Program for Providing Graduate Medical Education and Training for Physicians
Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title VII, § 738,Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1173, authorized a pilot program providing graduate medical education and training for physicians to be carried out jointly by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title VII, § 725(e),Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2599.
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