38 U.S. Code § 1732 - Contracts and grants to provide for the care and treatment of United States veterans by the Veterans Memorial Medical Center

(a) The President, with the concurrence of the Republic of the Philippines, may authorize the Secretary to enter into contracts with the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, with the approval of the appropriate department of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, covering the period beginning on October 1, 1981, and ending on September 30, 1994, under which the United States—
(1) will provide for payments for hospital care and medical services (including nursing home care) in the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, as authorized by section 1724 of this title and on the terms and conditions set forth in such section, to eligible United States veterans at a per diem rate to be jointly determined for each fiscal year by the two Governments to be fair and reasonable; and
(2) may provide that payments for such hospital care and medical services provided to eligible United States veterans may consist in whole or in part of available medicines, medical supplies, and equipment furnished by the Secretary to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center at valuations therefor as determined by the Secretary, who may furnish such medicines, medical supplies, and equipment through the revolving supply fund pursuant to section 8121 of this title.
(b)
(1) To further assure the effective care and treatment of United States veterans in the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, there is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year during the period beginning on October 1, 1981, and ending on September 30, 1990, the sum of $1,000,000 to be used by the Secretary for making grants to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center for the purpose of assisting the Republic of the Philippines in the replacement and upgrading of equipment and in rehabilitating the physical plant and facilities of such center.
(2) Grants under this subsection shall be made on such terms and conditions as prescribed by the Secretary. Such terms and conditions may include a requirement of prior approval by the Secretary of the uses of the funds provided by such grants.
(3) Funds for such grants may be provided only from appropriations made to the Department for the specific purpose of making such grants.
(c) The Secretary may stop payments under a contract or grant under this section upon reasonable notice as stipulated by the contract or grant if the Republic of the Philippines and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center do not maintain the medical center in a well-equipped and effective operating condition as determined by the Secretary.
(d)
(1) The authority of the Secretary to enter into contracts and to make grants under this section is effective for any fiscal year only to the extent that appropriations are available for that purpose.
(2) Appropriations made for the purpose of this section shall remain available until expended.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 93–82, title I, § 107(a),Aug. 2, 1973, 87 Stat. 184, § 632; amended Pub. L. 94–581, title II, § 210(a)(14),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2863; Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b),Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1820; Pub. L. 97–72, title I, § 107(c)(1),Nov. 3, 1981, 95 Stat. 1052; Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 206(a)(1),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3256; Pub. L. 100–687, div. B, title XV, § 1502(a), (b),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4132; Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 402(d)(1),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239; renumbered § 1732 and amended Pub. L. 102–83, §§ 4(a)(3), (4), (b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404–406; Pub. L. 102–86, title III, § 304(a),Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 416; Pub. L. 102–585, title V, § 503,Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 4955.)
Prior Provisions

Prior section 1732 was renumbered section 3532 of this title.
Amendments

1992—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–585substituted “September 30, 1994” for “September 30, 1992”.
1991—Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), renumbered section 632 of this title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–86amended subsec. (a) of this section as in effect before the redesignations made by Pub. L. 102–83, § 5, by substituting “1992” for “1990”.
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “1724” for “624”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 102–40, § 402(d)(1), substituted “8121” for “5021”.
Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(3), (4), substituted “Department” for “Veterans’ Administration”.
Subsecs. (c), (d)(1). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator” wherever appearing.
1988—Subsecs. (a), (b)(1). Pub. L. 100–687substituted “1990” for “1989” in subsec. (a) and substituted “1990” for “1989” and “$1,000,000” for “$500,000” in subsec. (b)(1).
1986—Subsecs. (a), (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–576substituted “September 30, 1989” for “September 30, 1986”.
1981—Pub. L. 97–72amended section generally, first by substituting Sept. 30, 1986, for Sept. 30, 1981, as the ending date for the period during which the President, with the concurrence of the Republic of the Philippines, may authorize the Administrator to enter into contracts with the Veterans Memorial Medical Center to provide for payments for hospital care and medical services, and by including nursing home care, for eligible United States veterans as authorized by and on the same conditions as set forth in section 624, with such care to consist in whole or in part of available medicines, medical supplies, and equipment furnished through the revolving supply fund, pursuant to section 5021, at valuations determined by the Administrator using available appropriations for payments and with the per diem rate for such care and services to be jointly determined annually by the two Governments as fair and reasonable, second by increasing from $50,000 to $500,000 per year the size of grants to replace and upgrade equipment and rehabilitate the Center’s physical plant, third by continuing the Administrator’s authority to stop payments in certain cases, and fourth by limiting the Administrator’s authority to contract for hospital care and to make grants for any fiscal year, to the extent that appropriations are available for that purpose.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(1), (2), substituted “Veterans Memorial Medical Center” for “Veterans Memorial Hospital” in introductory text and pars. (1), (2), (5), and (7), and in introductory text, substituted “enter into contracts” for “enter into a contract” and “September 30, 1981” for “June 30, 1978”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(3), substituted “October 1, 1981” for “July 1, 1978”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(1), substituted “Veterans Memorial Medical Center” for “Veterans Memorial Hospital”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(1), (4), substituted “Veterans Memorial Medical Center” for “Veterans Memorial Hospital” in three places and “occurring during the period beginning July 1, 1973, and ending September 30, 1981” for “during the five years beginning July 1, 1973, and ending June 30, 1978”.
1976—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–581substituted “approval by the Administrator” for “approved by him”.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–581effective Oct. 21, 1976, see section 211 ofPub. L. 94–581, set out as a note under section 111 of this title.
Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1973, see section 501 ofPub. L. 93–82, set out as an Effective Date of 1973 Amendment note under section 1701 of this title.
Savings Provision

Pub. L. 93–82, title I, § 107(c),Aug. 2, 1973, 87 Stat. 186, provided that section 107(a) ofPub. L. 93–82, enacting this section and section 631 [now 1731] of this title, did not affect any right, cause, obligation, contract (including the contract executed Apr. 25, 1967, between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the United States resulting from Pub. L. 89–612, which was to remain in effect until modified or superseded by an agreement executed under authority of Pub. L. 93–82), authorization of appropriation, grant, function, power, or duty vested by law or otherwise under this section in effect on the day before Aug. 2, 1973.
Ratification of Actions of Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Carrying Out This Section

Pub. L. 102–86, title III, § 304(b),Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 416, provided that: “Any actions by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in carrying out the provisions of section 632 [now 1732] of title 38, United States Code, by contract or otherwise, during the period beginning on October 1, 1990, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 14, 1991] are hereby ratified.”
Ratification of Action of Administrator in Contracting

Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 206(a)(2),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3256, ratified actions by the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs in contracting under subsec. (a) of this section with respect to the period beginning Oct. 1, 1986, and ending Oct. 28, 1986.
Reports on Use of Funds

Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 206(b),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3256, directed Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, not later than Feb. 1, 1987, 1988, and 1989, to submit to Congress a report describing use of funds provided to Republic of the Philippines under subsec. (b) of this section during the preceding fiscal year.

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