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38 USC CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
FOR CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF
THE ARMED FORCES

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DISABLED
VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

-HEAD-
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN
DISABLED VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

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Sec.
3901. Definitions.
3902. Assistance for providing automobile and adaptive
equipment.
3903. Limitations on assistance; special training courses.
3904. Research and development.

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CODIFICATION
This chapter as added by Pub. L. 91-666, Sec. 2(a), Jan. 11,
1971, 84 Stat. 1998, constitutes a general revision of the
provisions of a prior chapter 39, as enacted by Pub. L. 85-857,
Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1215, and amended thereafter. The analysis
in the original consisted of the following provisions:
"Automobiles For Disabled Veterans" in the chapter heading.
"Veterans eligible for assistance" in item 1901.
"Limitation on types of assistance furnished and veterans
otherwise entitled" in item 1902.
"Limitation on amounts paid by United States" in item 1903.
"Prohibition against duplication of benefits" in item 1904.
"Applications" in item 1905.


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AMENDMENTS
1991 - Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(b)(1), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406,
renumbered items 1901 to 1904 as 3901 to 3904, respectively.
1976 - Pub. L. 94-581, title II, Sec. 205(b)(1), Oct. 21, 1976,
90 Stat. 2858, struck out "; coordination with other Federal
programs" in item 1904.
1974 - Pub. L. 93-538, Secs. 4(c), 5(b), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat.
1737, inserted "; special training courses" in item 1903, and added
item 1904.

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38 USC Sec. 3901 01/03/2007

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DISABLED
VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

-HEAD-
Sec. 3901. Definitions

-STATUTE-
For purposes of this chapter -
(1) The term "eligible person" means -
(A) any veteran entitled to compensation under chapter 11 of
this title for any of the disabilities described in subclause
(i), (ii), or (iii) below, if the disability is the result of an
injury incurred or disease contracted in or aggravated by active
military, naval, or air service:
(i) The loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet;
(ii) The loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands;
(iii) The permanent impairment of vision of both eyes of the
following status: central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in
the better eye, with corrective glasses, or central visual
acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which
the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the
widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no
greater than twenty degrees in the better eye; or

(B) any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who
is suffering from any disability described in subclause (i),
(ii), or (iii) of clause (A) of this paragraph if such disability
is the result of an injury incurred or disease contracted in or
aggravated by active military, naval, or air service.

(2) The term "adaptive equipment" includes, but is not limited
to, power steering, power brakes, power window lifts, power seats,
and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into
and out of the automobile or other conveyance. Such term also
includes (A) air-conditioning equipment when such equipment is
necessary to the health and safety of the veteran and to the safety
of others, regardless of whether the automobile or other conveyance
is to be operated by the eligible person or is to be operated for
such person by another person; and (B) any modification of the size
of the interior space of the automobile or other conveyance if
needed because of the physical condition of such person in order
for such person to enter or operate the vehicle.

-SOURCE-
(Added Pub. L. 91-666, Sec. 2(a), Jan. 11, 1971, 84 Stat. 1998,
Sec. 1901; amended Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 2, Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat.
1736; Pub. L. 94-433, title III, Sec. 303, Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat.
1377; Pub. L. 95-116, Sec. 1(a), Oct. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 1062;
renumbered Sec. 3901, Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105
Stat. 406.)


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AMENDMENTS
1991 - Pub. L. 102-83 renumbered section 1901 of this title as
this section.
1977 - Par. (1). Pub. L. 95-116 struck out "on or after September
16, 1940" after "or air service" in cls. (A) and (B).
1976 - Par. (1). Pub. L. 94-433, Sec. 303(1), (2), substituted
"on or after September 16, 1940" for "during World War II or
thereafter" in cls. (A) and (B).
1974 - Par. (1)(A). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 2(1), substituted "World
War II or thereafter" for "World War II, or the Korean conflict; or
if the disability is the result of an injury incurred or disease
contracted in or aggravated by active military, naval, or air
service performed after January 31, 1955, and the injury was
incurred or the disease was contracted in line of duty as a direct
result of the performance of military duty."
Par. (1)(B). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 2(2), substituted "World War II
or thereafter" for "World War II, the Korean conflict, or the
Vietnam era; or if such disability is the result of an injury
incurred or disease contracted in or aggravated by any other active
military, naval, or air service performed after January 31, 1955,
and the injury was incurred or the disease was contracted in line
of duty as a direct result of the performance of military duty."
Par. (2). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 2(2), substituted definition of
"adaptive equipment" for definition of "World War II".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1977 AMENDMENT
Section 1(b) of Pub. L. 95-116 provided that: "The amendment made
by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] shall
become effective October 1, 1977."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 94-433 effective Oct. 1, 1976, see section
406 of Pub. L. 94-433, set out as a note under section 1101 of this
title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT
Section 6 of Pub. L. 93-538 provided that: "The provisions of
this Act [enacting section 1904 [now 3904] of this title, amending
this section and sections 1902 and 1903 [now 3902 and 3903] of this
title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under this
section] shall become effective on the first day of the second
calendar month following the date of enactment [Dec. 22, 1974],
except that clause (3) of section 3 [amending section 1902 [now
3902] of this title] shall take effect on January 11, 1971."

SHORT TITLE
For short title of Pub. L. 91-666, Jan. 11, 1971, 84 Stat. 1998,
which enacted this chapter, as the "Disabled Veterans' and
Servicemen's Automobile Assistance Act of 1970", see section 1 of
Pub. L. 91-666, set out as a Short Title of 1971 Amendment note
under section 101 of this title.

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38 USC Sec. 3902 01/03/2007

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DISABLED
VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

-HEAD-
Sec. 3902. Assistance for providing automobile and adaptive
equipment

-STATUTE-
(a) The Secretary, under regulations which the Secretary shall
prescribe, shall provide or assist in providing an automobile or
other conveyance to each eligible person by paying the total
purchase price of the automobile or other conveyance (including all
State, local, and other taxes) or $11,000, whichever is the lesser,
to the seller from whom the eligible person is purchasing under a
sales agreement between the seller and the eligible person.
(b)(1) The Secretary, under regulations which the Secretary shall
prescribe, shall provide each eligible person the adaptive
equipment deemed necessary to insure that the eligible person will
be able to operate the automobile or other conveyance in a manner
consistent with such person's own safety and the safety of others
and so as to satisfy the applicable standards of licensure
established by the State of such person's residency or other proper
licensing authority.
(2) In the case of any veteran (other that a person eligible for
assistance under paragraph (1) of this subsection) who is entitled
to compensation for ankylosis of one or both knees, or one or both
hips, the Secretary, under the terms and conditions set forth in
subsections (a), (c), and (d) of section 3903 of this title and
under regulations which the Secretary shall prescribe, shall
provide such adaptive equipment to overcome the disability
resulting from such ankylosis as (A) is necessary to meet the
applicable standards of licensure established by the State of such
veteran's residency or other proper licensing authority for the
operation of such veteran's automobile or other conveyance by such
veteran, and (B) is determined to be necessary by the Under
Secretary for Health for the safe operation of such automobile or
other conveyance by such veteran.
(c) In accordance with regulations which the Secretary shall
prescribe, the Secretary shall (1) repair, replace, or reinstall
adaptive equipment deemed necessary for the operation of an
automobile or other conveyance acquired in accordance with the
provisions of this chapter, and (2) provide, repair, replace, or
reinstall such adaptive equipment for any automobile or other
conveyance which an eligible person may previously or subsequently
have acquired.
(d) If an eligible person cannot qualify to operate an automobile
or other conveyance, the Secretary shall provide or assist in
providing an automobile or other conveyance to such person, as
provided in subsection (a) of this section, if the automobile or
other conveyance is to be operated for the eligible person by
another person.

-SOURCE-
(Added Pub. L. 91-666, Sec. 2(a), Jan. 11, 1971, 84 Stat. 1999,
Sec. 1902; amended Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 3, Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat.
1736; Pub. L. 95-479, title III, Sec. 304, Oct. 18, 1978, 92 Stat.
1565; Pub. L. 97-66, title III, Secs. 301-303, Oct. 17, 1981, 95
Stat. 1030; Pub. L. 98-543, title III, Sec. 305(a), Oct. 24, 1984,
98 Stat. 2748; Pub. L. 100-322, title III, Sec. 302, May 20, 1988,
102 Stat. 534; renumbered Sec. 3902 and amended Pub. L. 102-83,
Secs. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404-
406; Pub. L. 102-405, title III, Sec. 302(c)(1), Oct. 9, 1992, 106
Stat. 1984; Pub. L. 105-178, title VIII, Sec. 8205(a), June 9,
1998, 112 Stat. 494; Pub. L. 107-103, title V, Sec. 503, Dec. 27,
2001, 115 Stat. 995; Pub. L. 108-183, title IV, Sec. 402(b), Dec.
16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2664.)


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AMENDMENTS
2003 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108-183 substituted "$11,000" for
"$9,000".
2001 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-103 substituted "$9,000" for
'$8,000".
1998 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105-178 substituted "$8,000" for
"$5,500".
1992 - Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 102-405 substituted "Under
Secretary for Health" for "Chief Medical Director".
1991 - Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(a), renumbered section 1902 of this
title as this section.
Subsecs. (a), (b)(1). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E),
substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator" wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(c)(1), substituted "3903"
for "1903".
Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted "Secretary" for
"Administrator" in two places.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E),
substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator" wherever appearing.
1988 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-322 substituted "$5,500" for
"$5,000".
1984 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-543 substituted "$5,000" for
"$4,400".
1981 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97-66, Secs. 301, 303, substituted
"which the Administrator shall prescribe" for "which he shall
prescribe" and "$4,400" for "$3,800".
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97-66, Secs. 302, 303, designated existing
provisions as par. (1), substituted "which the Administrator shall
prescribe" for "which he shall prescribe" and "such person's" for
"his" in two places, and added par. (2).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97-66, Sec. 303, substituted "which the
Administrator shall prescribe" for "which he shall prescribe".
1978 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-479 substituted "$3,800" for
"$3,300".
1974 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 3(1), (2), substituted
"automobile or other conveyance (including all State, local, and
other taxes) or $3,300" for "automobile or other conveyance or
$2,800".
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 3(3), substituted "person may
previously or subsequently have acquired" for "person may
subsequently have acquired".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2003 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 108-183 applicable with respect to
assistance furnished on or after Dec. 16, 2003, see section 402(c)
of Pub. L. 108-183, set out as a note under section 2102 of this
title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1998 AMENDMENT
Pub. L. 105-178, title VIII, Sec. 8205(b), June 9, 1998, 112
Stat. 494, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a)
[amending this section] shall apply with respect to assistance
furnished under section 3902 of such title on or after October 1,
1998."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 100-322 effective Apr. 1, 1988, see section
304 of Pub. L. 100-322, set out as a note under section 2102 of
this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 98-543 effective Jan. 1, 1985, see section
305(c) of Pub. L. 98-543, set out as a note under section 3903 of
this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 97-66 effective Oct. 1, 1981, see section
701(a) of Pub. L. 97-66, set out as a note under section 1114 of
this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 95-479 effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section
401(a) of Pub. L. 95-479, set out as a note under section 1114 of
this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT
Amendment by section 3(1), (2) of Pub. L. 93-538 effective first
day of second calendar month following Dec. 22, 1974, and amendment
by section 3(3) of Pub. L. 93-538 effective Jan. 11, 1971, see
section 6 of Pub. L. 93-538, set out as a note under section 3901
of this title.

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38 USC Sec. 3903 01/03/2007

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DISABLED
VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

-HEAD-
Sec. 3903. Limitations on assistance; special training courses

-STATUTE-
(a) No eligible person shall be entitled to receive more than one
automobile or other conveyance under the provisions of this
chapter, and no payment shall be made under this chapter for the
repair, maintenance, or replacement of an automobile or other
conveyance.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (d) of section 3902 of this
title, no eligible person shall be provided an automobile or other
conveyance under this chapter until it is established to the
satisfaction of the Secretary, in accordance with regulations the
Secretary shall prescribe, that the eligible person will be able to
operate the automobile or other conveyance in a manner consistent
with such person's own safety and the safety of others and will
satisfy the applicable standards of licensure to operate the
automobile or other conveyance established by the State of such
person's residency or other proper licensing authority.
(c)(1) An eligible person shall not be entitled to adaptive
equipment under this chapter for more than two automobiles or other
conveyances at any one time or (except as provided in paragraph (2)
of this subsection) during any four-year period.
(2) In a case in which the four-year limitation in paragraph (1)
of this subsection precludes an eligible person from being entitled
to adaptive equipment under this chapter, if the Secretary
determines that, due to circumstances beyond the control of such
person, one of the automobiles or other conveyances for which
adaptive equipment was provided to such person during the
applicable four-year period is no longer available for the use of
such person, the Secretary may provide adaptive equipment to such
person for an additional automobile or other conveyance during such
period. Provision of adaptive equipment under this paragraph is
within the discretion of the Secretary. Any action to provide
adaptive equipment under this paragraph shall be made pursuant to
regulations which the Secretary shall prescribe.
(d) Adaptive equipment shall not be provided under this chapter
unless it conforms to minimum standards of safety and quality
prescribed by the Secretary.
(e)(1) The Secretary shall provide, directly or by contract, for
the conduct of special driver training courses at every hospital
and, where appropriate, at regional offices and other medical
facilities, of the Department to instruct such eligible person to
operate the type of automobile or other conveyance such person
wishes to obtain with assistance under this chapter, and may make
such courses available to any veteran, eligible for care under
chapter 17 of this title or member of the Armed Forces, who is
determined by the Secretary to need the special training provided
in such courses even though such veteran or member is not eligible
for the assistance provided under this chapter.
(2) The Secretary is authorized to obtain insurance on
automobiles and other conveyances used in conducting the special
driver training courses provided under this subsection and to
obtain, at Government expense, personal liability and property
damage insurance for all persons taking such courses without regard
to whether such persons are taking the course on an in-patient or
out-patient basis.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may
obtain, by purchase, lease, gift, or otherwise, any automobile,
motor vehicle, or other conveyance deemed necessary to carry out
the purposes of this subsection, and may sell, assign, transfer, or
convey any such automobile, vehicle, or conveyance to which the
Department obtains title for such price and upon such terms as the
Secretary deems appropriate; and any proceeds received from any
such disposition shall be credited to the applicable Department
appropriation.

-SOURCE-
(Added Pub. L. 91-666, Sec. 2(a), Jan. 11, 1971, 84 Stat. 2000,
Sec. 1903; amended Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 4(a), (b), Dec. 22, 1974,
88 Stat. 1736, 1737; Pub. L. 94-581, title I, Sec. 108, Oct. 21,
1976, 90 Stat. 2847; Pub. L. 97-66, title III, Sec. 303, Oct. 17,
1981, 95 Stat. 1030; Pub. L. 98-543, title III, Sec. 305(b), Oct.
24, 1984, 98 Stat. 2748; renumbered Sec. 3903 and amended Pub. L.
102-83, Secs. 4(a)(3), (4), (b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1), Aug. 6,
1991, 105 Stat. 404-406; Pub. L. 106-117, title VIII, Sec. 804,
Nov. 30, 1999, 113 Stat. 1586.)


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PRIOR PROVISIONS
Provisions similar to those comprising this section were
contained in former sections 1902 and 1904 of this title prior to
the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 91-666.

AMENDMENTS
1999 - Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 106-117 struck out "(not owned by
the Government)" after "automobiles and other conveyances".
1991 - Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(a), renumbered section 1903 of this
title as this section.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(c)(1), substituted "3902" for
"1902".
Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted "Secretary" for
"Administrator" in two places.
Subsecs. (c)(2), (d). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E),
substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator" wherever appearing.
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted
"Secretary" for "Administrator" in two places.
Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(a)(3), (4), substituted "Department" for
"Veterans' Administration".
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted
"Secretary" for "Administrator".
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted
"Secretary" for "Administrator" in two places.
Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(a)(3), (4), substituted "Department" for
"Veterans' Administration" in two places.
1984 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98-543 designated existing provisions
as par. (1), substituted "two automobiles or other conveyances at
any one time or (except as provided in paragraph (2) of this
subsection) during any four-year period" for "one automobile or
other conveyance at any one time", and added par. (2).
1981 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97-66 substituted "the Administrator
shall prescribe" for "he shall prescribe" and "such person's" for
"his" in two places.
1976 - Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 94-581, Sec. 108(1), substituted
"any veteran, eligible for care under chapter 17 of this title or
member of the Armed Forces, who is determined" for "any veteran or
member of the Armed Forces, eligible for care under chapter 17 of
this title, who is determined".
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 94-581, Sec. 108(2), added par. (3).
1974 - Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 4(b), substituted "Limitations on
assistance; special training courses" for "Limitations on
assistance" in section catchline.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 4(a), added subsec. (e).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT
Section 305(c) of Pub. L. 98-543 provided that:
"(1) The amendments made by this section [amending this section
and section 1902 [now 3902] of this title] shall take effect on
January 1, 1985.
"(2) In the case of a person who during the four-year period
ending on December 31, 1984, was provided adaptive equipment under
chapter 39 of title 38, United States Code, for an automobile or
other conveyance and who has such automobile or other conveyance
available for use on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct.
24, 1984], the first four-year period applicable to such person
under subsection (c) of section 1903 [now 3903] of such title (as
amended by subsection (a)) shall begin on the most recent date
before January 1, 1985, on which such person was provided such
equipment."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 97-66 effective Oct. 1, 1981, see section
701(a) of Pub. L. 97-66, set out as a note under section 1114 of
this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 94-581 effective Oct. 21, 1976, see section
211 of Pub. L. 94-581, set out as a note under section 111 of this
title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 93-538 effective first day of second
calendar month following Dec. 22, 1974, see section 6 of Pub. L. 93-
538, set out as a note under section 3901 of this title.

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38 USC Sec. 3904 01/03/2007

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TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART III - READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
CHAPTER 39 - AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR CERTAIN DISABLED
VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

-HEAD-
Sec. 3904. Research and development

-STATUTE-
(a) In carrying out medical and prosthetic research under section
7303 of this title, the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for
Health, shall provide for special emphasis on the research and
development of adaptive equipment and adapted conveyances
(including vans) meeting standards of safety and quality prescribed
under subsection (d) of section 3903, including support for the
production and distribution of devices and conveyances so
developed.
(b) In carrying out subsection (a) of this section, the
Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, shall consult
and cooperate with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and
the Secretary of Education, in connection with programs carried out
under section 204(b)(3) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (relating
to the establishment and support of Rehabilitation Engineering
Research Centers).

-SOURCE-
(Added Pub. L. 93-538, Sec. 5(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1737,
Sec. 1904; amended Pub. L. 94-581, title II, Sec. 205(b)(2), (3),
Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2859; Pub. L. 95-602, title I, Sec. 122(f),
Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2987; Pub. L. 97-295, Sec. 4(69), Oct. 12,
1982, 96 Stat. 1310; Pub. L. 102-40, title IV, Sec. 403(b)(1), May
7, 1991, 105 Stat. 239; renumbered Sec. 3904 and amended Pub. L.
102-83, Secs. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1), Aug. 6, 1991, 105
Stat. 404-406; Pub. L. 102-405, title III, Sec. 302(c)(1), Oct. 9,
1992, 106 Stat. 1984; Pub. L. 105-220, title IV, Sec. 414(c), Aug.
7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1242.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT
Section 204(b)(3) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, referred to
in subsec. (b), is classified to section 764(b)(3) of Title 29,
Labor.


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PRIOR PROVISIONS
Prior sections 4001 to 4005 were renumbered sections 7101 to 7105
of this title, respectively.
Another prior section 4005, Pub. L. 85-857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72
Stat. 1241, related to applications for review on appeal, prior to
repeal by Pub. L. 87-666.
Prior section 4006 was renumbered section 7106 of this title.
Another prior section 4006 was renumbered section 4007 of this
title.
Prior section 4007 was renumbered section 7107 of this title.
Another prior section 4007, Pub. L. 85-857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72
Stat. 1242, related to simultaneously contested claims, prior to
repeal by Pub. L. 87-666. See section 7105A of this title.
Prior sections 4008 to 4010, 4051 to 4056, 4061 to 4069, 4081 to
4085, 4091, 4092, and 4096 to 4098 were renumbered sections 7108 to
7110, 7251 to 7256, 7261 to 7269, 7281 to 7285, 7291, 7292, and
7296 to 7298 of this title, respectively.

AMENDMENTS
1998 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105-220 substituted "section
204(b)(3) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973" for "section 204(b)(2)
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 762(b)(2))".
1992 - Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 102-405 substituted "Under
Secretary for Health" for "Chief Medical Director".
1991 - Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(a), renumbered section 1904 of this
title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 5(c)(1), substituted "3903" for
"1903".
Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted "Secretary" for
"Administrator".
Pub. L. 102-40 substituted "section 7303" for "section 4101".
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted
"Secretary" for "Administrator" before "through".
1982 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97-295 substituted "Health and Human
Services and the Secretary of Education" for "Health, Education,
and Welfare and the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services
Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare", and
"section 204(b)(2) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.
762(b)(2))" for "section 3(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
(Public Law 93-112; 87 Stat. 357) (relating to the development and
support, and the stimulation of the development and utilization,
including production and distribution of new and existing devices,
of innovative methods of applying advanced medical technology,
scientific achievement, and psychological and social knowledge to
solve rehabilitation problems), and section 204(b)(2) of such Act".
1978 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95-602 substituted "and section
204(b)(2) of such Act" for "section 202(b)(2) of such Act" and
struck out ", and section 405 of such Act (relating to the
Secretarial responsibilities for planning, analysis, promoting
utilization of scientific advances, and information clearinghouse
activities)" after "Research Centers)".
1976 - Pub. L. 94-581, Sec. 205(b)(2), struck out "; coordination
with other Federal programs" in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-581, Sec. 205(b)(3), substituted "medical
and prosthetic research" for "prosthetic and orthopedic appliance
research under section 216 and medical research".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 94-581 effective Oct. 21, 1976, see section
211 of Pub. L. 94-581, set out as a note under section 111 of this
title.

EFFECTIVE DATE
Section effective first day of second calendar month following
Dec. 22, 1974, see section 6 of Pub. L. 93-538, set out as an
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note under section 3901 of this
title.

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