82 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 90-550-OCT. 4, 1968
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS
For the payment of compensation, pensions, gratuities, and allowances, including burial awards, burial flags, subsistence allowances for vocational rehabilitation, emergency and other officers' retirement pay, adjusted-service credits and certificates, as authorized by law; and for payment of amounts of compromises or settlements under 28 U.S.C. 2677 of tort claims potentially subject to the offset provisions so Stat. 307. of 38 U.S.C. 351, $4,654,336,000, to remain available until expended. 672 Stat. 1124; Stat. 950. READJUSTMENT BENEFITS
For the payment of readjustment and rehabilitation benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapters 21, 31 (except section 1504), and 33-39), $612,000,000, to remain available 72 Stat. ii67; I •!
80 Stat. 12"28*
38 USC so 1501-1905. 1,
VETERANS INSURANCE AND INDEMNITIES
For military and naval insurance, national service life insurance, servicemen's indemnities, and service-disabled veterans insurance, to remain available until expended, $11,850,000, of which $2,500,000 shall be derived from the Veterans Special Term Insurance Fund. MEDICAL CARE
For expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliary facilities; for furnishing, as authorized by law, inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration including care and treatment in facilities not under the jurisdiction of the Veterans Administration, and furnishing recreational facilities, supplies and equipment; maintenance and operation of farms and burial grounds; repairing, altering, improving or providing facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the jurisdiction of the Veterans Administration, not otherwise provided for, either by contract or by the hire of temporary employees and purchase of materials; uniforms or allowance therefor as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); and aid to State homes so Stat. 508; as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 641); $1,420,264,000, plus reimburse- Vfslat^.^loo. ments: P7'ovided, That allotments and transfers may be made fnmi this appropriation to the Public Health Service of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Army, Navy, and Air Force of the Department of Defense, for disbursements by them under the various headings of their applicable appropriations, of such amounts as are necessary for the care and treatment of beneficiaries of the Veterans Administration. MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH
For expenses necessary for carrying out programs of medical and prosthetic research and development, as authorized by law, to remain available until expended, $46,850,000. MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES
For expenses necessary for administration of the medical, hospital, domiciliary, construction and supply, research, employee education and training activities, as authorized by law, and for carrying out the provisions of section 5055, title 38, United States Code, relating to so Stat. 1375.