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105 STAT. 416 PUBLIC LAW 102-86—AUG. 14, 1991 38 USC 1922 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) "*'*®' shall apply with respect to deaths occurring before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act. In the case of insurance under section 722(b) of title 38, United States Code, payable by reason of a death before the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall pay the remaining balance of such insurance in a lump sum as soon as practicable al^r the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 203. OPEN SEASON FOR USE OF DIVIDENDS TO PURCHASE ADDI- TIONAL INSURANCE. 38 USC 1907. Section 707(c) is amended— (1) by striking out "before February 1, 1973" in the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "during the one-year period beginning September 1, 1991"; and (2) by inserting after the second sentence the following new sentences: "After September 1, 1992, the Secretary may, from time to time, provide for further one-year periods during which ' ',. insureds may purchase additional paid up insurance from exist- ^ ing dividend credits and deposits. Any such period for the " ^ purchase of additional psiid up insurance may be allowed only if the Secretary determines in the case of any such period that it ' would be actuarially and administratively sound to do so.". TITLE III—HEALTH-RELATED PROVISIONS SEC. 301. ELIGIBILITY FOR OUTPATIENT DENTAL CARE. 38 USC 1712. Paragraph (1) of section 612(b) is amended— (1) by striking out "or" at the end of subparagraph (F); (2) by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (G) and inserting in lieu thereof "; or"; and (3) by adding after subparagraph (G) the following new subparagraph: "(H) the treatment of which is medically necessary (i) in •f preparation for hospital admission, or (ii) for a veteran otherwise receiving care or services under this chapter.", SEC. 302. REQUIREMENT FOR SECOND OPINION FOR FEE-BASIS OUT- PATIENT DENTAL CARE REIMBURSEMENT. 38 USC 1712. Section 612(b)(3) is amended by striking out "$500" and inserting m lieu thereof "$1,000". SEC. 303. EXTENSION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY FOR ALCOHOL OR DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT. 38 USC 1720A. Section 620A(e) is amended by striking out "September 30, 1991" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1994". i ' SEC. 304. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO MAKE CONTRACTS TO THE VET- ERANS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES. 38 USC 1732. (a) EXTENSION.— Section 632(a) is amended by striking out "1990" and inserting in lieu thereof "1992". 38 USC 1732 (b) RATIFICATION. —Any actions by the Secretary of Veterans ^°*^- Affairs in carrying out the provisions of section 632 of title 38, . United States Code, by contract or otherwise, during the period