2021—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 116–283 inserted “, including through the use of digital breast tomosynthesis” before period at end.
2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–364, § 703(a)(1), inserted at end “The services described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b) shall be provided under such procedures and at such intervals as the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe.”
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–364, § 703(a)(2)(A), substituted “Cervical cancer screening” for “Papanicolaou tests (pap smear)”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–364, § 703(a)(2)(B), substituted “Breast cancer screening” for “Breast examinations and mammography”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–201, § 701(a)(2)(A), amended catchline generally, substituting “Certain primary and preventive health care services” for “Primary and preventive health care services for women”.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201, § 701(a)(1)(A), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
Subsec. (b)(8). Pub. L. 104–201, § 701(a)(1)(B), added par. (8).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Expedited Evaluation and Treatment for Prenatal Surgery Under the TRICARE Program
Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title VII, § 708, Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1436, provided that:
“(a) In General.—
The Secretary of Defense
shall implement processes and procedures to ensure that a covered beneficiary
under the TRICARE program
whose pregnancy is complicated with (or suspected of complication with) a fetal condition may elect to receive expedited evaluation, nondirective counseling, and medical treatment from a perinatal or pediatric specialist capable of providing surgical management and intervention in utero.
Comprehensive Standards and Access to Contraception Counseling for Members of the Armed Forces
Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title VII, § 718, Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 868, provided that:
“(a) Clinical Practice Guidelines.—
Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 25, 2015
], the Secretary of Defense
shall establish clinical practice guidelines for health care
providers employed by the Department of Defense
on standards of care with respect to methods of contraception and counseling on methods of contraception for members of the Armed Forces.
The Secretary shall from time to time update the clinical practice guidelines established under paragraph (1) to incorporate into such guidelines new or updated standards of care with respect to methods of contraception and counseling on methods of contraception.
“(1) Initial dissemination.—
As soon as practicable, but commencing not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall provide for rapid dissemination of the clinical practice guidelines to health care
providers described in subsection (a)(1).
“(2) Dissemination of updates.—
As soon as practicable after each update to the clinical practice guidelines made by the Secretary pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide for the rapid dissemination of such updated clinical practice guidelines to health care
providers described in paragraph (1) of such subsection.
The Secretary shall disseminate the clinical practice guidelines under paragraph (1) and any updates to such guidelines under paragraph (2) in accordance with administrative protocols developed by the Secretary for such purpose.
“(c) Access to Contraception Counseling.—As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall ensure that women members of the Armed Forces have access to comprehensive counseling on the full range of methods of contraception provided by health care providers described in subsection (a)(1) during health care visits, including visits as follows:
During predeployment health care
visits, including counseling that provides specific information women need regarding the interaction between anticipated deployment conditions and various methods of contraception.
During annual physical examinations.”
Defense Women’s Health Research Program
Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title II, § 241, Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2701, provided for the continuance of the Defense Women’s Health Research Program established pursuant to the authority in section 251 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160; 107 Stat. 1606, formerly set out below) and appropriated funds to the program for fiscal year 1995.
Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title II, § 251, Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1606, authorized the Secretary of Defense to establish a Defense Women’s Health Research Center to serve as the coordinating agent for multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research within the Department of Defense on women’s health issues related to service in the Armed Forces and required the Secretary to report to Congress on the decision to establish the Center no later than May 1, 1994.
Report on Provision of Primary and Preventative Health Care Services for Women
Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VII, § 735, Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1698, directed the Secretary of Defense to prepare a report evaluating the provision of primary and preventive health care services through military medical treatment facilities and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services to female members of the uniformed services and female covered beneficiaries eligible for health care under this chapter, and directed the Secretary, as part of such report, to conduct a study to determine the health care needs of female members and female covered beneficiaries, and to submit such report to Congress not later than Oct. 1, 1994, and a revised report not later than Oct. 1, 1999.