38 U.S. Code § 1724. Hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care abroad
Prior section 1725, Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1197, related to period of operation for approval by Administrator, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 92–540, title IV, § 402(2), Oct. 24, 1972, 86 Stat. 1090. See section 3689 of this title.
2000—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 106–377 added subsec. (e).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “1720(a)” for “620(a)”.
1988—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–322 amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “The Administrator may furnish necessary hospital care and medical services to any otherwise eligible veteran for any service-connected disability if the veteran (1) is a citizen of the United States sojourning or residing abroad, or (2) is in the Republic of the Philippines.”
1982—Pub. L. 97–295 substituted “Hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care abroad” for “Hospital care and medical services abroad” in section catchline, without regard to a prior amendment by Pub. L. 93–82, which had substituted “Hospital care, medical services and nursing home care abroad” for “Hospital care and medical services abroad”. See 1973 Amendment note below.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 93–82, § 108(a), added subsec. (d).
1962—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87–815 struck out “temporarily” before “sojourning”.
1960—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–624 substituted “outside any State” for “outside the continental limits of the United States, or a Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States”.
1959—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–152 extended authority to provide hospital and medical care for veterans who are United States citizens temporarily residing abroad to include those with peacetime service-incurred disabilities.