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U.S. CODE
TITLE 24
HOSPITALS AND ASYLUMS

Version 2010-02-01


  • NAVY HOSPITALS, ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL RELIEF FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS
  • SOLDIERS AND AIRMENS HOME
  • NATIONAL HOME FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS
    • ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT
    • OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
    • FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS
    • BENEFICIARIES AND PENSIONS
    • BATTLE MOUNTAIN SANITARIUM RESERVE
  • SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL
    • ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT; PENSIONS, MONEYS, AND APPROPRIATIONS
    • INMATES; BURDEN OF EXPENSES THEREOF; DETENTION OF INSANE
    • MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF
  • FREEDMENS HOSPITAL
  • NATIONAL CEMETERIES
  • PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL CEMETERIES
  • GORGAS HOSPITAL
  • HOSPITALIZATION OF MENTALLY ILL NATIONALS RETURNED FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES
  • ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME
    • ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF RETIREMENT HOME
    • TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
    • AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
  • Version 2010-02-01

CHAPTER 1

NAVY HOSPITALS, ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL RELIEF FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS

Repealed

Section 1, acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, § 3, 18 Stat. 485; Aug. 14, 1912, ch. 288, § 1, 37 Stat. 309, defined seamen. See section 201 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section 2, R.S. § 4801, provided for acceptance of gifts in aid of marine hospitals. See section 219 of Title 42.



Repealed

Section 3, R.S. §§ 1614, 4808, related to deduction from pay of seamen for Navy hospital fund.

Section 4, R.S. § 4809, related to fines on seamen appropriated for Navy hospitals.

Section 5, act June 7, 1900, ch. 859, 31 Stat. 697, related to forfeitures from desertion for naval hospital fund.





Pension paid to fund for benefit of naval hospital

Whenever any officer, seaman, or marine entitled to a pension is admitted to a naval hospital, his pension, while he remains there, shall be deducted from his accounts and paid to the Secretary of the Navy for the benefit of the fund from which such hospital is maintained.



Disposition of amounts deducted from pensions

Pensions of inmates of a naval hospital, required by law prior to July 1, 1943, to be deducted from the account of the pensioner and applied for the benefit of the fund from which such home or hospital is maintained, shall be deposited into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.

Repealed

Section 7, R.S. § 4806; acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, § 4, 18 Stat. 485; Aug. 14, 1912, ch. 288, § 1, 37 Stat. 309; July 26, 1916, ch. 256, 39 Stat. 390; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, §§ 201, 205 (b), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2728, 2729, 53 Stat. 1424, 1425, provided for lease and sale of hospitals. See section 248 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section 8, acts Aug. 4, 1894, ch. 213, 28 Stat. 229; Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 20, § 2, 38 Stat. 801; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, § 2, 50 Stat. 548; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, §§ 201, 205 (b), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2728, 2729, 53 Stat. 1424, 1425, provided for admission of Coast Guard personnel and their families to hospitals. See section 253 of Title 42. Act Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 20, § 2, 38 Stat. 801 was also repealed by act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 20, 63 Stat. 561.

Section 9, act June 23, 1913, ch. 3, § 1, 38 Stat. 24, provided for hospital relief of officers and employees of the Public Health Service. See sections 249 and 253 of Title 42.

Section 10, act July 1, 1918, ch. 113, § 1, 40 Stat. 694, provided for hospital relief for officers and crews of the Fish and Wildlife Service. See section 249 of Title 42.

Section 11, acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, § 6, 18 Stat. 486; Aug. 14, 1912, ch. 288, § 1, 37 Stat. 309; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, §§ 201, 205 (b), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2728, 2729, 53 Stat. 1424, 1425, provided for care of foreign seamen. See section 249 of Title 42.

Section 11a, R.S. § 4805; acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, § 6, 18 Stat. 486; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, §§ 201, 205 (b), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2728, 2729, 53 Stat. 1424, 1425, provided that foreign vessels were liable for hospital charges for care of their seamen. See section 249 of Title 42.

Section 12, R.S. § 4804, provided for exclusion of employees on canal boats in coasting trade from hospital care. See section 249 of Title 42.



Admission of cases for study

There may be admitted into marine hospitals for study persons with infectious or other diseases affecting the public health, and not to exceed ten cases in any one hospital at one time.



Establishment of Navy hospitals

The Secretary of the Navy shall procure at suitable places proper sites for Navy hospitals, and if the necessary buildings are not procured with the site, shall cause such to be erected, having due regard to economy, and giving preference to such plans as with most convenience and least cost will admit of subsequent additions, when the funds permit and circumstances require; and shall provide, at one of the establishments, a permanent asylum for disabled and decrepit Navy officers, seamen, and marines: Provided, That no sites shall be procured or hospital buildings erected or extensions to existing hospitals made unless authorized by Congress.



Annual appropriations for maintenance, operation, and improvement of naval hospitals

Commencing with the fiscal year 1944, annual appropriations in such amounts as may be necessary are authorized from the general fund of the Treasury for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of naval hospitals.



Superintendence of Navy hospitals

The Secretary of the Navy shall have the general charge and superintendence of Navy hospitals.



Allowance of rations to Navy hospitals

For every Navy officer, seaman, or marine admitted into a Navy hospital, the institution shall be allowed one ration per day during his continuance therein, to be deducted from the account of the United States with such officer, seaman, or marine.



Additional personnel for patients of Department of Veterans Affairs in naval hospitals

On and after May 29, 1945, additional commissioned, warranted, appointed, enlisted, and civilian personnel of the Medical Department of the Navy, required for the care of patients of the Department of Veterans Affairs in naval hospitals, may be employed in addition to the numbers annually appropriated for.



Government of Naval Asylum

The asylum for disabled and decrepit Navy officers, seamen, and marines shall be governed in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy.



Rules and regulations for Army and Navy Hospital

The Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, shall be subject to such rules, regulations, and restrictions as shall be provided by the President of the United States and shall remain under the jurisdiction and control of the Department of the Army.



Tubercular hospital at Fort Bayard

The hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, for the treatment of tuberculosis, shall be opened to the treatment of the officers and men of the Navy and Marine Corps.