10 U.S. Code § 1095a - Medical care: members held as captives and their dependents
(a) Under regulations prescribed by the President, the Secretary concerned shall pay (by advancement or reimbursement) any person who is a former captive, and any dependent of that person or of a person who is in a captive status, for health care and other expenses related to such care, to the extent that such care—
is incident to the captive status; and
(c) In this section:
The term “dependent” has the meaning given that term in section 551 of that title.
Effective Date; Regulations
The President shall prescribe specific regulations regarding the carrying out of such section with respect to persons whose captive status begins during the period beginning on January 21, 1981, and ending on the effective date of that section [Aug. 27, 1986].”