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PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-345 which the deposit is made, the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3).". (d) TRANSFER TO FUND. — 38 USC 629 note. (1) AMOUNT TO BE TRANSFERRED. — The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer $25,000,000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Revolving Fund to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical-Care Cost Recovery Fund established by section 629(g) of title 38, United States Code (as amended by subsection (c)). The amount so transferred shall be available until the end of September 30, 1991, for the support of the equivalent of 800 full-time employees and other expenses described in paragraph (3) of such section. (2) REIMBURSEMENT OF LOAN GUARANTY REVOLVING FUND.— Notwithstanding section 629(g) of title 38, United States Code (as amended by subsection (c)), the first $25,000,000 recovered or collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs during fiscal year 1991 as a result of third-party medical recovery activities shall be credited to the Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Revolving Fund. (3) THIRD-PARTY MEDICAL RECOVERY ACTIVITIES DEFINED. —For the purposes of this subsection, the term "third-party medical recovery activities" means recovery and collection activities carried out under section 629 of title 38, United States Code. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall 38 USC 629 note, take effect as of October 1, 1990. SEC. 8012. COPAYMENT FOR MEDICATIONS. (a) CoPAYMENT REQUIRED. —(1) Subchapter III of chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 622 the following new section: "§ 622A. Copayment for medications "(a)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall require a veteran (other than a veteran with a service-connected disability rated 50 percent or more) to pay the United States $2 for each 30- day supply of medication furnished such veteran under this chapter on an outpatient basis for the treatment of a non-service-connected disability or condition. If the amount supplied is less than a 30-day supply, the amount of the charge may not be reduced. "(2) The Secretary may not require a veteran to pay an amount in excess of the cost to the Secretary for medication described in paragraph (1). "(b) Amounts collected under this section shall be deposited in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical-Care Cost Recovery Fund. "(c) The provisions of subsection (a) expire on September 30, 1991.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 622 the following new item: "622A. Copayment for medications.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendments made by subsection (a) 38 USC 622A shall take effect with respect to medication furnished to a veteran note, after October 31, 1990, or the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever is later.