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107 STAT. 2498 PUBLIC LAW 103-210—DEC. 20, 1993 section 1701 of this title, any other health-care service, and any health-care support or administrative resource.", (c) SHARING OF HEALTH-CARE RESOURCES. —Section 8153(a) of such title is amended— (1) by inserting "(ir after "(a)"; and (2) by striking out "other form of agreement," and all that follows and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "other form of agreement for the mutual use, or exchange of use, of— "(A) specialized medical resources between Department health-care facilities and other health-care facilities (including organ banks, blood banks, or similar institutions), research centers, or medical schools; and "(B) health-care resources between Department health-care facilities and State home facilities recognized under section 1742(a) of this title. "(2) The Secretary may enter into a contract or other agreement under paragraph (1) only if (A) such an agreement will obviate the need for a similar resource to be provided in a Department health care facility, or (B) the Department resources which are the subject of the agreement and which have been justified on the basis of veterans' care are not used to their maximum effective capacity.". Approved December 20, 1993, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2535: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 103-198 (Coram, on Veterans' Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 139 (1993): Aug. 2, considered and passed House. Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate, amended. Nov. 22, House concurfed in Senate amendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 29 (1993): Dec. 20, Presidential statement.