(1)The Secretary may transport any person to or from a Department facility or other place in connection with vocational rehabilitation, counseling required by the Secretary pursuant to chapter 34 or 35 of this title, or for the purpose of examination, treatment, or care.
(2)The authority granted by paragraph (1) shall expire on December 31, 2014.
(b) Transportation by Third-parties.— The Secretary, in consultation and coordination with the Secretary of Transportation and appropriate representatives of veterans’ service organizations, shall take all appropriate steps to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of a program under which such organizations, or individuals who are volunteering their services to the Department, would take responsibility for the transportation, without reimbursement from the Department, to Department facilities of veterans (primarily those residing in areas which are geographically accessible to such facilities) who seek services or benefits from the Department under chapter 17 or other provisions of this title.
2013—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 113–59substituted “December 31, 2014” for “the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this section”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–260, § 202(b), transferred subsec. (h) ofsection
111 of this title to this section, redesignated it as subsec. (b), and inserted heading.
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