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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987

101 STAT. 1115

SEC. 718. AGE FOR INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF RESERVE OFFICERS IN CRITICAL MEDICAL SPECIALTIES

(a) MAXIMUM AGE TO B E NOT LESS THAN 47.—Section 591 of title ,, •. 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e) In prescribing age qualifications under subsection (b) for the appointment of persons as Reserves of the armed forces under his jurisdiction, the Secretary concerned may not prescribe a maximum age qualification of less than 47 years of age for the initial appointment of a person as a Reserve to serve in a health profession specialty which has been designated by the Secretary concerned as a specialty critically needed in wartime,". (b) DEADLINE FOR REGULATIONS.—The Secretary concerned shall lo use 591 note. prescribe regulations implementing subsection (e) of section 591 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 719. AUTHORITY TO DEFER MANDATORY RETIREMENT FOR AGE OF MEDICAL OFFICERS

Section 1251 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c)(1) The Secretary concerned may defer the retirement under subsection (a) of a health professions officer if during the period of the deferment the officer will be performing duties consisting primarily of providing patient care or performing other clinical duties. "(2) A deferment under this subsection may not extend beyond the first day of the month following the month in which the officer becomes 67 years of age. "(3) For purposes of this subsection, a health professions officer is— "(A) a medical officer; "(B) a dental officer; or "(C) an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps, or an officer in the Air Force designated as a nurse.". -*•

PART B—PEACETIME HEALTH CARE

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SEC. 721. CATASTROPHIC LOSS PROTECTION UNDER CHAMPUS

(a) ACTIVE DUTY DEPENDENTS.—Section 10790?) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: > f - 'f'J "(5) An individual or family group of two or more persons covered by this section may not be required by reason of this subsection to pay a total of more than $1,000 for health care received during any fiscal year under a plan under subsection (a).". Ob) RETIREES AND DEPENDENTS.—Section 1086(b) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4) A member or former member of a uniformed service covered by this section by reason of section 10740t)) of this title, or an individual or family group of two or more persons covered by this section, may not be required to pay a total of more than ti $10,000 for health care received during any fiscal year under a plan contracted for under section 1079(a) of this title.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Paragraph (5) of section 1079(b) of title 10, lo use 1079 United States Code, as added by subsection (a), and paragraph (4) of note.

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