10 U.S. Code § 1074h - Medical and dental care: medal of honor recipients; dependents

(a)Medal of Honor Recipients.—
A former member of the armed forces who is a Medal of Honor recipient and who is not otherwise entitled to medical and dental benefits under this chapter may, upon request, be given medical and dental care provided by the administering Secretaries in the same manner as if entitled to retired pay.
(b)Immediate Dependents.—
A person who is an immediate dependent of a Medal of Honor recipient and who is not otherwise entitled to medical and dental benefits under this chapter may, upon request, be given medical and dental care provided by the administering Secretaries in the same manner as if the Medal of Honor recipient were, or (if deceased) was at the time of death, entitled to retired pay.
(c)Definitions.—In this section:
(1)
The term “Medal of Honor recipient” means a person who has been awarded a medal of honor under section 7271, 8291, or 9271 of this title or section 491 of title 14.
(2)
The term “immediate dependent” means a dependent described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 1072(2) of this title.
(Added Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VII, § 706(a)(1)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–175; amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1840.)
Amendments

2018—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 115–232 substituted “section 7271, 8291, or 9271” for “section 3741, 6241, or 8741”.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VII, § 706(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–175, provided that:

Section 1074h of title 10, United States Code, shall apply with respect to medical and dental care provided on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 2000].”