PUBLIC LAW 98-371—JULY 18, 1984 MEDICAL CARE
For necessary expenses 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; funeral, burial and other expenses incidental thereto for beneficiaries receiving care in Veterans Administration facilities; 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 allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); aid to State homes as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 641); and not to exceed $2,000,000 to fund cost comparison studies as referred to in 38 U.S.C. 5010(a)(5); $8,792,165,000, plus reimbursements. MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH
For necessary expenses in carrying out programs of medical and prosthetic research and development, as authorized by law, to remain available until September 30, 1986, $192,695,000, plus reimbursements. MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES
For necessary expenses in the administration of the medical, hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, construction and supply, research, employee education and training activities, as authorized by law, $70,000,000, plus reimbursements: Provided, That the total FTEE for the following offices within the Department of Medicine and Surgery not exceed 106 FTEE during fiscal year 1985: (1) Program Analysis and Development; (2) Health Systems Planning Service; (3) Planning Methods and Systems Development Service; (4) Facilities Planning Service; and (5) MEDIPP field personnel, without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations. GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES
For necessary operating expenses of the Veterans Administration, not otherwise provided for, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law; not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses; cemeterial expenses as authorized by law; purchase of twelve passenger motor vehicles, for use in cemeterial operations, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard services, and the Department of Defense for the cost of overseas employee mail; $750,454,000. CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS
For constructing, altering, extending and improving any of the facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Veterans Administration, or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, and 5010 of title 38, United States Code, including planning, architectural and engineering services.
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