10 U.S. Code § 1168. Discharge or release from active duty: limitations
This section does not prevent the immediate transfer of a member to a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs for necessary hospital care.
Historical and Revision Notes
The new section 1168 of title 10 is transferred from section 1218(a) and (c) of title 10 as being more appropriate in the chapter on separation.
Modification of Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (DD Form 214)
“The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) in order to permit a member of the Armed Forces, upon discharge or release from active duty in the Armed Forces, to elect that the DD–214 issued with regard to the member be forwarded to the following:
The Central Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the District of Columbia.