Text: H.R.4367 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4367

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
   Veterans Affairs to provide priority health care to veterans who 
   received one or more nasopharyngeal radium irradiation treatments 
             during active military, naval, or air service.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 31, 1998

  Mr. Evans (for himself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Ms. 
 Brown of Florida, Mr. Mascara, Ms. Lee, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Rodriguez, 
    Ms. Carson, Mr. Abercrombie, and Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of 
   Veterans Affairs to provide priority health care to veterans who 
   received one or more nasopharyngeal radium irradiation treatments 
             during active military, naval, or air service.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE PRIORITY HEALTH CARE FOR VETERANS WHO 
              RECEIVED NASOPHARYNGEAL RADIUM IRRADIATION TREATMENTS.

    Section 1710 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2)(F), by inserting ``or who while 
        serving in the active military, naval, or air service between 
        January 1, 1940, and December 31, 1965, received one or more 
        nasopharyngeal radium irradiation treatments,'' after ``or 
        other conditions,''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(1)(B), by inserting ``, or a veteran 
        who while serving in the active military, naval, or air service 
        between January 1, 1940, and December 31, 1965, received one or 
        more nasopharyngeal radium irradiation treatments while serving 
        in the active military, naval or air service,'' after 
        ``radiation-exposed veteran''.

SEC. 2. EXAMINATION AND INCLUSION IN REGISTRY.

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may examine, at no cost to the 
veteran, any veteran who received one or more nasopharyngeal radium 
irradiation treatments for either clinical or occupational purposes 
while serving in the active military, naval, or air service between 
January 1, 1940, and December 31, 1965. The Secretary may include any 
veteran so examined in the Ionizing Radiation Registry Program of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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