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: Provided, That such hospitalization and dispensary service to other than the dependents of naval and Marine Corps personnel shall be permitted only where facilities are not otherwise available in reasonably accessible and appropriate non-Federal hospitals. The charge for hospitalization or dispensary service for persons other than dependents of naval and Marine Corps personnel as specified in this section shall be at such rates as the President shall from time to time prescribe, and shall be deposited as provided in section 32  of this title.
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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.
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