(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 550; Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VI, § 633(b),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1986; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, § 655(a)–(c), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2053.)
Historical and Revision Notes
|| U.S. Code
|| Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
||5 U.S.C. 802.
||Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 830, § 4, 70 Stat. 805.
|Oct. 13, 1964, Pub. L. 88–647, § 302, 78 Stat. 1073.
In subsection (a), the words “Subject to the provisions of this section” are added for clarity.
In subsection (c), the last sentence of former section
is omitted as unnecessary.
In subsection (d), the words “Nothing in this section shall be construed to hinder the prompt action authorized by sections
777 of this title in any case involving the legal liability of a third party other than the United States” are omitted as unnecessary as there is nothing in the section that reasonably could be so construed.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–261
, § 655(c), inserted “, or an illness contracted,” after “death incurred” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–261
, § 655(a), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “while performing authorized travel to or from, or while attending, training or a practice cruise under chapter
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–261
, § 655(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “For the purpose of this section, an injury is incurred in line of duty only if it is the proximate result of the performance of military training by the member concerned, or of his travel to or from that training, during the periods specified by subsection (a)(2) of this section. A member or applicant for membership who contracts a disease or illness which is the proximate result of the performance of training during the periods specified by subsection (a)(2) of this section is considered for the purpose of this section to have been injured in line of duty during that period. Subject to review by the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of the military department concerned, under regulations prescribed by him, shall determine whether or not an injury, disease, or illness was incurred or contracted in line of duty and was the proximate result of the performance of military training by the member concerned or of his travel to or from that military training.”
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–456
, § 633(b)(1)(A), substituted “who suffers an injury, disability, or death” for “who suffers disability or death from an injury” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 100–456
, § 633(b)(1)(B), struck out “field” before “training”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 100–456
, § 633(b)(2), substituted “by a military department in a facility of a military department” for “while attending field training or a practice cruise under chapter
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 100–456
, § 633(b)(3), added subsec. (g).
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment
Pub. L. 105–261
, div. A, title VI, § 655(d),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2053
, provided that: “The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 17, 1998] and apply with respect to injuries, illnesses, disabilities, and deaths incurred or contracted on or after that date.”
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–456
applicable only with respect to training performed after Sept. 30, 1988, see section 633(e) ofPub. L. 100–456
, set out as a note under section
, Armed Forces.
Different Coverage for Reserve Officer Training Corps Members
Pub. L. 97–306
, title I, § 113(c),Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1432
, provided that: “Notwithstanding section
, United States Code, subchapter I of chapter 81 of such title does not apply in the case of a disability suffered by a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force that is compensable under chapter
, United States Code, or a death suffered by such a member for which dependency and indemnity compensation is payable under chapter 13 of such title [section
401 et seq. of Title 38].”
[Section 113(d) ofPub. L. 97–306
provided that these provisions shall apply only with respect to deaths and disabilities resulting from diseases or injuries incurred or aggravated after September 30, 1982.]