10 U.S. Code § 1079b - Procedures for charging fees for care provided to civilians; retention and use of fees collected

(a) Requirement To Implement Procedures.—
The Secretary of Defense shall implement procedures under which a military medical treatment facility may charge civilians who are not covered beneficiaries (or their insurers) fees representing the costs, as determined by the Secretary, of trauma and other medical care provided to such civilians.
(b) Use of Fees Collected.—A military medical treatment facility may retain and use the amounts collected under subsection (a) for—
(1)
trauma consortium activities;
(2)
administrative, operating, and equipment costs; and
(3)
readiness training.
Deadline for Implementation

Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title VII, § 732(b), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1170, directed the Secretary of Defense to begin to implement the procedures required by subsec. (a) of this section not later than one year after Dec. 28, 2001.