38 U.S. Code § 1732. Contracts and grants to provide for the care and treatment of United States veterans by the Veterans Memorial Medical Center
1981—Pub. L. 97–72 amended section generally, first by substituting Sept. 30, 1986, for Sept. 30, 1981, as the ending date for the period during which the President, with the concurrence of the Republic of the Philippines, may authorize the Administrator to enter into contracts with the Veterans Memorial Medical Center to provide for payments for hospital care and medical services, and by including nursing home care, for eligible United States veterans as authorized by and on the same conditions as set forth in section 624, with such care to consist in whole or in part of available medicines, medical supplies, and equipment furnished through the revolving supply fund, pursuant to section 5021, at valuations determined by the Administrator using available appropriations for payments and with the per diem rate for such care and services to be jointly determined annually by the two Governments as fair and reasonable, second by increasing from $50,000 to $500,000 per year the size of grants to replace and upgrade equipment and rehabilitate the Center’s physical plant, third by continuing the Administrator’s authority to stop payments in certain cases, and fourth by limiting the Administrator’s authority to contract for hospital care and to make grants for any fiscal year, to the extent that appropriations are available for that purpose.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(1), (2), substituted “Veterans Memorial Medical Center” for “Veterans Memorial Hospital” in introductory text and pars. (1), (2), (5), and (7), and in introductory text, substituted “enter into contracts” for “enter into a contract” and “September 30, 1981” for “June 30, 1978”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–520, § 3(b)(1), (4), substituted “Veterans Memorial Medical Center” for “Veterans Memorial Hospital” in three places and “occurring during the period beginning July 1, 1973, and ending September 30, 1981” for “during the five years beginning July 1, 1973, and ending June 30, 1978”.
1976—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–581 substituted “approval by the Administrator” for “approved by him”.
Pub. L. 93–82, title I, § 107(c), Aug. 2, 1973, 87 Stat. 186, provided that section 107(a) of Pub. L. 93–82, enacting this section and section 631 [now 1731] of this title, did not affect any right, cause, obligation, contract (including the contract executed Apr. 25, 1967, between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the United States resulting from Pub. L. 89–612, which was to remain in effect until modified or superseded by an agreement executed under authority of Pub. L. 93–82), authorization of appropriation, grant, function, power, or duty vested by law or otherwise under this section in effect on the day before Aug. 2, 1973.
Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 206(a)(2), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3256, ratified actions by the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs in contracting under subsec. (a) of this section with respect to the period beginning Oct. 1, 1986, and ending Oct. 28, 1986.
Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 206(b), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3256, directed Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, not later than Feb. 1, 1987, 1988, and 1989, to submit to Congress a report describing use of funds provided to Republic of the Philippines under subsec. (b) of this section during the preceding fiscal year.