24 U.S. Code § 34 - Hospitalization of persons outside continental limits of United States; persons entitled; availability of other facilities; rate of charges; disposition of payments
In addition to those persons, including the dependents of naval and Marine Corps personnel, now authorized to receive hospitalization at naval hospitals, hospitalization and dispensary service may be provided at naval hospitals and dispensaries outside of the continental limits of the United States and in Alaska, to the officers and employees of any department or agency of the Federal Government, to employees of a contractor with the United States or his subcontractor, to the dependents of such persons, and in emergencies to such other persons as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe:
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Authority of President under this section to prescribe from time to time uniform rates of charges for hospitalization and dispensary services delegated to Secretary of Defense, provided, that authority hereby delegated may not be redelegated to any officer in Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, or Department of the Army, see Ex. Ord. No. 11609, § 5, July 22, 1971, 36 F.R. 13747, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.