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PUBLIC LAW 103-210—DEC. 20, 1993 107 STAT. 2497 to conclude that the disability may be associated with such exposure."; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(7) Medical services may not be furnished under paragraph (I)(D) with respect to a disability that is found, in accordance with guidelines issued by the Under Secretary for Health, to have resulted from a cause other than an exposure described in that paragraph.". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—<1) The amendments made by subsections 38 USC i7io (a) and (b) shall take effect as of August 2, 1990. "°<^« (2) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall, upon request, reimburse any veteran who paid the United States an amount under section 1710(f) or 1712(f) of title 38, United States Code, as the case may be, for hospital care, nursing home care, or outpatient services furnished by the Secretary to the vetersui before the date of the enactment of this Act on the basis of a finding that the veteran may have been exposed to a toxic substance or environmental hazard during the Persian Gulf War. The amount of the reimbursement shall be the amount that was paid by the veteran for such care or services under such section 171(Kf) or 1712(f). SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF CERTAIN HEALTH CAKE AND OTHER AUTHORI- TIES. (a) ELIGIBILITY FOR CARE FOR EXPOSURE TO DIOXIN OR IONIZING RADIATION. — Section 1710(e)(3) of title 38, United States Code, as amended by section l(a)(2)(C), is further amended by striking out "December 31, 1993" and inserting in lieu thereof "June 30, 1994". (b) ELIGIBILITY FOR SEXUAL TRAUMA COUNSELING. —Section 102(b) of the Women Veterans Health Programs Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-585; 38 U.S.C. 1720D note) is amended— (1) by striking out "December 31, 1991," and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1992,"; and (2) by striking out "December 31, 1993" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1994". (c) AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN REGIONAL OFFICE IN THE PHIL- IPPINES.—Section 315(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "March 31, 1994" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1994". (d) AUTHORITY FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. — Section 3692(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "December 31, 1993" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1994". SEC. 3. SHARING OF RESOURCES WITH STATE HOMES. (a) PURPOSE.— Section 8151 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "It is further the purpose of this subchapter to improve the provision of care to veterans under this title by authorizing the Secretary to enter into agreements with State veterans facilities for the sharing of health-ecu^ resources.". (b) DEFINITION.—Section 8152 of such title is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph (3): "(3) The term "health-care resource' includes hospital care, medical services, and rehabilitative services, as those terms are defined in paragraphs (5), (6), and (8), respectively, of