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106 STAT. 4946 PUBLIC LAW 102-585—NOV. 4, 1992 "(1) may include establishment of an information system involving the use of a toll-free telephone number (commonly referred to as an 800 number), and "(2) shall include coordination with the Secretary of Defense seeking to ensure that women who are being separated from active militanr, naval, or air service are provided appropriate information about programs, requirements, and procedures for applying for counseling under this section. "(e) In this section, the term 'sexual harassment' means repeated, imsolicited verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature which is threatening in character.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 17 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1720C the following new item: 38 USC 1720D note. 38 USC 1720D note. 38 USC 1720D note. "17200. Counseling to women veterans for sexual trauma.". (b) TRANSITION PROVISION.—In the case of a veteran who was discharged or released from active military, naval, or air service before December 31, 1991, the two-year period specified in section 1720D(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be treated as ending on December 31, 1993. SEC. 103. PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT CARE FOR SEXUAL TRAUMA COUNSELING. Section 1712(i)(2) is amended— (1) by striking out "or (B)" and inserting in lieu thereof ",(6)"; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: ", or (C) who is eligible for counseling under section 1720D of this title, for the purposes of such coimseling". SEC. 104. COMMENCEMENT OF PROVISION OF INFORMATION ON SERVICES. Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall commence the provision of information on the counseling relating to sexual trauma that is available to women veterans under section 1720D of title 38, United States Code (as added by section 102) in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of that section. SEC. 106. REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SEXUAL TRAUMA COUN- SELING PROGRAM. Not later than March 31, 1994, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a comprehensive report on the Secretary actions under section 1720D of title 38, United States Code (as added by section 102), and on the use made of the authority provided under that section. The report shall include the following: (1) The numbers of veterans who have received coimseling under such section, shown by reference to the facility that provided that counseling and including the use made of the contract authority under such section. (2) The number of veterans who received care or services under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, under the circumstances described in subsection (c)(1) of such section and the numbers referred to sources outside the Department,