Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Puspan. L. 105–261, div. A, title VII, § 734(c)(2), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2073, provided that: “The system required by section 1094a of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (span)), shall take effect on the date that is three years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 17, 1998].”
Oversight of Graduate Medical Education Programs of Military Departments
Puspan. L. 114–328, div. A, title VII, § 749, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2242, provided that:
“(a)Process.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 2016], the Secretary of Defense shall establish and implement a process to provide oversight of the graduate medical education programs of the military departments to ensure that such programs fully support the operational medical force readiness requirements for health care providers of the Armed Forces and the medical readiness of the Armed Forces. The process shall include the following: “(1) A process to review such programs to ensure, to the extent practicable, that such programs are—
“(A) conducted jointly among the military departments; and
“(B) focused on, and related to, operational medical force readiness requirements.
“(2) A process to minimize duplicative programs relating to such programs among the military departments.
“(3) A process to ensure that—
“(A) assignments of faculty, support staff, and students within such programs are coordinated among the military departments; and
“(B) the Secretary optimizes resources by using military medical treatment facilities as training platforms when and where most appropriate.
“(4) A process to review and, if necessary, restructure or realign, such programs to sustain and improve operational medical force readiness.
“(span)Report.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Secretary establishes the process under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report that describes such process. The report shall include a description of each graduate medical education program of the military departments, categorized by the following:
“(1) Programs that provide direct support to operational medical force readiness.
“(2) Programs that provide indirect support to operational medical force readiness.
“(3) Academic programs that provide other medical support.
“(c)Comptroller General Review and Report.—
“(1)Review.—The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a review of the process established under subsection (a), including with respect to each process described in paragraphs (1) through (4) of such subsection.
“(2)Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date on which the Secretary submits the report under subsection (span), the Comptroller General shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives the review conducted under paragraph (1), including an assessment of the elements of the process established under subsection (a).”
Joint Pilot Program for Providing Graduate Medical Education and Training for Physicians
Puspan. L. 107–314, div. A, title VII, § 725(a)–(d), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2599, provided that:
“(a)In General.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly carry out a pilot program under which graduate medical education and training is provided to military physicians and physician employees of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs through one or more programs carried out in military medical treatment facilities of the Department of Defense and medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The pilot program shall begin not later than January 1, 2003.
“(span)Cost-Sharing Agreement.—The Secretaries shall enter into an agreement for carrying out the pilot program. The agreement shall establish means for each Secretary to assist in paying the costs, with respect to individuals under the jurisdiction of that Secretary, incurred by the other Secretary in providing medical education and training under the pilot program.
“(c)Use of Existing Authorities.—To carry out the pilot program, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may use authorities provided to them under this subtitle [subtitle C (§§ 721–726) of title VII of div. A of Puspan. L. 107–314, amending section 1104 of this title and sections 8110 and 8111 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits, enacting provisions set out as notes under section 1074g of this title and sections 8110 and 8111 of Title 38, and repealing provisions set out as a note under this section], section 8111 of title 38, United States Code (as amended by section 721(a)), and other laws relating to the furnishing or support of medical education and the cooperative use of facilities.
“(d)Termination of Program.—The pilot program under this section shall terminate on July 31, 2008.”
Joint DOD–VA Pilot Program for Providing Graduate Medical Education and Training for Physicians
Puspan. L. 107–107, div. A, title VII, § 738, Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1173, authorized a pilot program providing graduate medical education and training for physicians to be carried out jointly by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, prior to repeal by Puspan. L. 107–314, div. A, title VII, § 725(e), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2599.