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PUBLIC LAW 102-585—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 4943 Public Law 102-585 102d Congress An Act To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve health care services for women veterans, to expand authority for health care sharing agreements between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to revise certain pay authorities that apply to Department of Veterans Affairs nurses, to improve Nov. 4, 1992 preventive health services for veterans, to establish discounts on pharmaceuticals [H.R. 5193] purchased by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide for a Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry, and to make other improvements in the delivery and administration of health care by the Department ofVeterans Affairs. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Veterans Health Care SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. Act of 1992. (a) SHORT TITLE.— This Act may be cited as the "Veterans ssuscioi Health Care Act of 1992". °*® (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS. —The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. References to title 38, United States Code. TITLE I—WOMEN VETERANS HEALTH PROGRAMS Sec. 101. Short title. Sec. 102. Sexual trauma coimseling. Sec. 103. Priority for outpatient care for sexual trauma counseling. Sec. 104. Commencement of provision of information on services. Sec. 105. Report on implementation of sexual trauma counseling program. Sec. 106. Health care services for women. Sec. 107. Report on health care and research. Sec. 108. Coordination of services. Sec. 109. Research relating to women veterans health. Sec. 110. Popiilation study of women veterans. TITLE n—HEALTH-CARE SHARING AGREEMENTS BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Sec. 201. Temporary expansion of authority for sharing agreements. Sec. 202. Requirement tor improvement in services for veterans. Sec. 203. Expanded sharing agreements with Department of Defense. Sec. 204. Expiration of authority. Sec. 205. Consultation with veterans service organizations. Sec. 206. Annual report. TITLE m—NURSE PAY Sec. 301. Revision to nurse pay grade schedtde. Sec. 302. Authority to establish special rates of pay for employees of facilities located outside the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Sec. 303. Salary data for nurse anesthetists. Sec. 304. Rates of pay for transferring nurses. Sec. 305. Nursing personnel qualification standards. Sec. 306. Report on pay for chief nurse position. Sec. 307. Report on pay compression. Sec. 308. Effective date. TITLE IV—STATE HOME AMENDMENTS Sec. 401. Treatment of earnings of veterans under certain rehabilitative services programs. Sec. 402. Permanent authority to make grants to States relating to State homes. 59-194 O—93 13:QL3{Pt. 6)