105 STAT. 378 PUBLIC LAW 102-83 —AUG. 6, 1991 Aug. 6, 1991 [H.R. 2525] Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act. Government organization. 38 USC 101 note. Public Law 102-83 102d Congress An Act To amend title 38, United States Code, to codify the provisions of law relating to the establishment of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to restate and reorganize certain provisions of that title, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) SHORT TITLE.—T h is Act may be cited as the "Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act. (b) REFERENCES.— Except in sections 3 and 6 and as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code. SEC. 2. CODIFICATION, REORGANIZATION, AND REVISION OF LAWS RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Part I is amended by striking out chapter 3 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 'CHAPTER 3- DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS "Sec. "301. "3 02. "303. "3 04. "305. "30 6. "307. "308. "309. "310. "311. "312. "313. "314. "315. "316. Department. Seal. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Chief Medical Director. Chief Benefits Director. Director of the National Cemetery System. Assistant Secretaries; Deputy Assistant Secretaries. Chief Financial Officer. Chief Information Resources Officer. General Counsel. Inspector General. Availability of appropriations. Central Office. Regional offices. Colocation of regional offices and medical centers. "§ 301. Department "(a) The Department of Veterans Affairs is an executive department of the United States. "(b) The purpose of the Department is to administer the laws providing benefits and other services to veterans and the dependents and the beneficiaries of veterans. "(c) The Department is composed of the following: "(1) The Office of the Secretary.