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§ 34. —  Hospitalization of persons outside continental limits of United States; persons entitled; availability of other facilities; rate of charges; disposition of payments.



[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 24USC34]

 
                     TITLE 24--HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS
 
 CHAPTER 1--NAVY HOSPITALS, ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL RELIEF 
                          FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS
 
Sec. 34. Hospitalization of persons outside continental limits 
        of United States; persons entitled; availability of other 
        facilities; rate of charges; disposition of payments
        
    In addition to those persons, including the dependents of naval and 
Marine Corps personnel, now authorized to receive hospitalization at 
naval hospitals, hospitalization and dispensary service may be provided 
at naval hospitals and dispensaries outside of the continental limits of 
the United States and in Alaska, to the officers and employees of any 
department or agency of the Federal Government, to employees of a 
contractor with the United States or his subcontractor, to the 
dependents of such persons, and in emergencies to such other persons as 
the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe: Provided, That such 
hospitalization and dispensary service to other than the dependents of 
naval and Marine Corps personnel shall be permitted only where 
facilities are not otherwise available in reasonably accessible and 
appropriate non-Federal hospitals. The charge for hospitalization or 
dispensary service for persons other than dependents of naval and Marine 
Corps personnel as specified in this section shall be at such rates as 
the President shall from time to time prescribe, and shall be deposited 
as provided in section 32 \1\ of this title.
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    \1\ See References in Text note below.
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(May 10, 1943, ch. 95, Sec. 4, 57 Stat. 81.)

                       References in Text

    Section 32 of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by act 
June 7, 1956, ch. 374, Sec. 306(2), 70 Stat. 254. See section 1071 et 
seq. of Title 10, Armed Forces.

                         Delegation of Functions

    Authority of President under this section to prescribe from time to 
time uniform rates of charges for hospitalization and dispensary 
services delegated to Secretary of Defense, provided, that authority 
hereby delegated may not be redelegated to any officer in Department of 
the Navy, Department of the Air Force, or Department of the Army, see 
Ex. Ord. No. 11609, Sec. 5, July 22, 1971, 36 F.R. 13747, set out as a 
note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.

                        Executive Order No. 11116

    Ex. Ord. No. 11116, Aug. 5, 1963, 28 F.R. 8075, as amended by Ex. 
Ord. No. 11230, June 28, 1965, 30 F.R. 8447, which provided rates of 
charges for hospitalization and dispensary services, was revoked by Ex. 
Ord. No. 12553, Feb. 25, 1986, 51 F.R. 7237.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 35 of this title.



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