10 U.S. Code § 4624 - Medical supplies: civilian employees of the Army; American National Red Cross; Armed Forces Retirement Home

(a) Under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Army, a civilian employee of the Department of the Army who is stationed at an Army post may buy necessary medical supplies from the Army when they are prescribed by an officer of the Medical Corps on active duty.
(b) With the approval of the Secretary, the Army Medical Department may sell medical supplies to the American National Red Cross for cash.
(c) Any branch, office, or officer designated by the Secretary may sell medical and hospital supplies to the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 259; Pub. L. 90–329, June 4, 1968, 82 Stat. 170; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 512(18)(A), (B),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2930; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XV, § 1533(a)(5)(A), (B),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1734.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
4624(a)
4624(b)
4624(c) 10:1236.
10:1254.
24:58. Apr. 23, 1904, ch. 1485 (last proviso under “Medical Department”), 33 Stat. 273; Mar. 2, 1905, ch. 1307 (last proviso under “Medical Department”), 33 Stat. 839.
Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 143 (2d proviso under “Medical Department”), 38 Stat. 1080.
June 4, 1897, ch. 2 (par. under “Soldiers’ Home, District of Columbia”), 30 Stat. 54; June 28, 1950, ch. 383, § 402(d), 64 Stat. 272.

In subsection (a) the words “an officer of the Medical Corps” are substituted for the words “medical officer”. The words “on active duty” are inserted for clarity.
In subsection (b) the words “rates of charge”, “to cover the cost of purchase, inspection, and so forth”, and “as can be spared without detriment to the military service” are omitted as surplusage. The words “the contract prices paid therefor” are omitted to reflect Title IV of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (63 Stat. 585), which authorized the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations governing the use and sale of certain inventories at cost including applicable administrative expenses. (See opinion of the Assistant General Counsel (Fiscal Matters) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, January 4, 1955.) The word “equipments” is omitted as covered by the word “supplies”.
In subsection (c), the words “in the District of Columbia” are omitted as surplusage, since there is only one Soldiers’ Home. The words “Upon proper application therefor” are omitted as surplusage. The words “its contract prices” are omitted to reflect Title IV of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (63 Stat. 585), which authorized the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations governing the use and sale of certain inventories at cost, including applicable administrative expenses. (See opinion of the Assistant General Counsel (Fiscal Matters) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, January 4, 1955.)
Amendments

1990—Pub. L. 101–510, § 1533(a)(5)(B), substituted “Armed Forces Retirement Home” for “Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home” in section catchline.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–510, § 1533(a)(5)(A), substituted “Armed Forces Retirement Home” for “United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513, § 512(18)(B), inserted “and Airmen’s” after “Soldiers’ ” in section catchline.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–513, § 512(18)(A), substituted “United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s” for “Soldiers’ ”.
1968—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 90–329substituted “Army Medical Department” for “Army Medical Service”.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–510effective one year after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 1541 ofPub. L. 101–510, formerly set out as an Effective Date note under section 401 of Title 24, Hospitals and Asylums.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

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