10 U.S. Code § 1096 - Military-civilian health services partnership program
(a) Resources Sharing Agreements.— The Secretary of Defense may enter into an agreement providing for the sharing of resources between facilities of the uniformed services and facilities of a civilian health care provider or providers that the Secretary contracts with under section 1079, 1086, or 1097 of this title if the Secretary determines that such an agreement would result in the delivery of health care to which covered beneficiaries are entitled under this chapter in a more effective, efficient, or economical manner.
(b) Eligible Resources.— An agreement entered into under subsection (a) may provide for the sharing of—
(c) Computation of Charges.— A covered beneficiary who is a dependent, with respect to care provided to such beneficiary in facilities of the uniformed services under a sharing agreement entered into under subsection (a), shall pay the charges prescribed by section 1078 of this title.
(d) Reimbursement for License Fees.— In any case in which it is necessary for a member of the uniformed services to pay a professional license fee imposed by a government in order to provide health care services at a facility of a civilian health care provider pursuant to an agreement entered into under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense may reimburse the member for up to $500 of the amount of the license fee paid by the member.
Source(Added Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VII, § 701(a)(1),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3894; amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title VII, § 712,Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2801; Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title VI, § 607(b),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1946.)
2004—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–375inserted “who is a dependent” after “covered beneficiary” and substituted “shall pay the charges prescribed by section 1078 of this title.” for “shall pay—
“(1) in the case of a dependent, the charges prescribed by section 1078 of this title; and
“(2) in the case of a member or former member entitled to retired or retainer pay, the charges prescribed by section 1075 of this title.”
1994—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–337added subsec. (d).
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