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Title of Law:Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
Law #:Public Law 111-163
Passed by Congress:111th Congress (2nd Session)

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S1963 Akaka (D-Hawaii) 4/22/10
Enrolled (finally passed both houses)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide assistance to caregivers of veterans, to improve the provision of health care to veterans, and for other purposes.
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TITLE V—OTHER HEALTH CARE MATTERS

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SEC. 508. EXPANDED STUDY ON THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PROJECT SHIPBOARD HAZARD AND DEFENSE.

(a) In General.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall enter into a contract with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies to conduct an expanded study on the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense (Project SHAD).

(b) Covered Veterans.—The study required by subsection (a) shall include, to the extent practicable, all veterans who participated in Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense.

(c) Use of Existing Studies.—The study required by subsection (a) may use results from the study covered in the report titled “Long-Term Health Effects of Participation in Project SHAD” of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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