38 U.S. Code § 5702 - Furnishing of records

(a) Any person desiring a copy of any record, paper, and so forth, in the custody of the Secretary that may be disclosed under section 5701 of this title must submit to the Secretary an application in writing for such copy. The application shall state specifically—
(1) the particular record, paper, and so forth, a copy of which is desired and whether certified or uncertified; and
(2) the purpose for which such copy is desired to be used.
(b) The Secretary may establish a schedule of fees for copies and certification of such records.

Source

(Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1236, § 3302; renumbered § 5702 and amended Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 402(b)(1), (d)(1),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 238, 239; Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(2)(A)(xii), (b)(1), (2)(E),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 403–405; Pub. L. 103–446, title XII, § 1201(e)(16),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4686.)
Amendments

1994—Pub. L. 103–446, § 1201(e)(16)(A), (B), inserted “(a)” before “Any person desiring” and substituted “custody of the Secretary that may be disclosed under section 5701 of this title must submit to the Secretary an application in writing for such copy. The application shall state” for “custody of the Secretary, which may be disclosed under section 5701 of this title, must make written application therefor to the Secretary, stating”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–446, § 1201(e)(16)(C), which directed amendment of subsec. (c) by substituting “may establish” for “is authorized to fix”, was executed to subsec. (b) to reflect the probable intent of Congress, because the language sought to be amended appears in subsec. (b) and this section does not contain a subsec. (c).
1991—Pub. L. 102–40, § 402(b)(1), renumbered section 3302 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(2)(A)(xii), which directed amendment of subsec. (a) of this section by substituting “Secretary” for “Veterans’ Administration” in two places, was executed to the undesignated first par., to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Pub. L. 102–40, § 402(d)(1), substituted “5701” for “3301” in undesignated first par.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”.

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