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Works Administrator were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7. See note set out under section ba-1 of this title.

All functions of the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Administrator of General Services, and all functions of the Public Roads Administration were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. The office of Federal Works Administrator was abolished by section 103 (b) of said act. Said section 103 is set out as section 630b of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to availability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title. $112. Cost of right-of-way on strategic highway

network. When funds heretofore or hereafter made available for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15—20, 21, 22, 23, and 25 of this title, as amended and supplemented, are expended for any project on the strategic network of highways the acquisition of new or additional rights-of-way necessary for such project may, to the extent determined by the Secretary of Commerce, be included as part of the construction of such project and Federal funds shall be available, to the extent determined by the Secretary of Commerce, to pay a share of the costs of such acquisition. (Nov. 19, 1941, ch. 474, § 12, 55 Stat. 768; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, $ 103, 63 Stat. 380; 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, § 2, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 63 Stat. 1070.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Administrator of General Services with regard to the Bureau of Public Roads were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7. See note set out under section 2 of this title.

All functions of the Federal Works Agency and of all agencies thereof, together with all functions of the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Administrator of General Services by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. Both the Federal Works Agency and the office of Federal Works Administrator were abolished by section 103 (b) of said act. Said section 103 is set out as section 630b of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to avallability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title.

$113. Cost of right-of-way in grade-crossing elimi.

nation. When funds heretofore or hereafter made available for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, 3a., 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. 16_20 21 14, 15-20, 21, 22, 23, and 25 of this title, as amended and supplemented, for the elimination of hazards to life at railroad grade crossings are expended for any project on the strategic network of highways, the acquisition of new or additional rights-of-way necessary for such project may, to the extent determined by the Secretary of Commerce, be included as part of the construction of such project and such funds shall be available, to the extent determined by the Secretary of Commerce, to pay a share of the costs of such acquisition. (Nov. 19, 1941, ch. 474, $ 13, 55 Stat. 769; June 30, 1949, ch, 288, title I, § 103, 63 Stat. 380; 1949 Reorg, Plan No. 7, § 2, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 63 Slat. 1070.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 16 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Administrator of General Services with regard to the Bureau of Public Roads were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7. See note set out under section 2 of this title.

All functions of the Federal Works Agency and of all agencies thereof, together with all functions of the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Administrator of General Services by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. Both the Federal Works Agency and the office of Federal Works Administrator were abolished by section 103 (b) of sald act. Sald section 103 is set out as section 630b of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to availability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title. 8 114. Acquisition of rights-of-way.

By agreement with the State highway department of any State, such new or additional rights-of-way, lands, or interests in lands in such State as may be required for any project authorized by this chapter, may be acquired by such highway department or by any political subdivision of such State, and the Commissioner of Public Roads may advance or reimburse the share of the cost of such acquisition payable by the Federal Government: Provided, however, That if the Secretary of Commerce shall determine that the highway department of any state is unable to obtain possession and the right to enter upon and use the required rights-of-way, lands, or interests in lands, improved or unimproved, with sufficient promptness, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to acquire, prior to approval of title by the EMERGENCY DECLARED ON MAY 27, 1941 Unlimited national emergency declared by Proc. No. 2487, was terminated April 28, 1952, by Proc. No. 2974, April 30, 1952, 17 F. R. 3813, 66 Stat. c31, set out in note preceding section 1 of Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to availability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title.

Attorney General, in the name of the United States, such rights-of-way, lands, or interests in lands as may be required in such state for such projects, by purchase, donation, condemnation, or otherwise, in accordance with the laws of the United States (including sections 258a-258e of Title 40) and, during the continuance of the emergency declared by the President on May 27, 1941, may enter upon and take possession thereof, and expend public funds for projects thereon, prior to approval of title by the Attorney General (without regard to the provisions of sec. tions 1339 of Title 10, 733 of Title 33, 520 of Title 34, 255 of Title 40, 5 of Title 41, and 175 of Title 50, and without regard to State, municipal, or local laws, ordinances, or regulations). The costs incurred by the Secretary of Commerce in acquiring any such rights-of-way, lands, or interests in lands may include the cost of examination and abstract of title, certificate of title, advertising, and any fees incidental to such acquisition; and shall be payable out of the funds available for paying the cost, or the Federal share of the cost, of the project for which such rights-of-way, lands, or interests in lands are acquired. The Secretary of Commerce is further authorized and directed, by proper deed executed in the name of the United States, to convey any lands or interest in lands acquired in any State under the provisions of this section to the highway department of such State, or to such political subdivision thereof as its laws may provide, upon condition that such highway department or political subdivisions will accept the same and will maintain the project constructed thereon. (Nov. 19, 1941, ch. 474, § 14, 55 Stat. 769; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103, 63 Stat. 380: 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7. 88 1, 2, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F. R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1070.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such ofcers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Administrator of General Services with regard to the Bureau of Public Roads relating to the Commissioner of Public Roads were transferred to the Commissioner of Public Roads, and all functions of the Administrator of General Services relating to the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan. No. 7. See note set out under section 6a-1 of this title.

All functions of the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Administrator of General Services and all functions of the Public Roads Administration were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. The office of Federal Works Administrator was abolished by section 103 (b) of said act. Said section 103 is set out as section 630b of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

$ 115. Road work for Federal agencies.

The Commissioner of Public Roads is authorized. upon the request of any branch of the Federal Government, to perform any service in connection with the construction of roads or bridges, including the preparation of plans, designs, specifications and estimates, the execution of contracts, and supervision of the work, payment of all costs involved in such work to be made by transfer of funds in accordance with the provisions of section 686 of Title 31. (Nov. 19, 1941, ch, 474, § 15, 55 Stat. 769; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103 (a), 63 stat, 380; 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, § 1, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F. R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1070.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $ $ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Commissioner of Public Roads, which were transferred to the Administrator of General Services, were transferred back to the Commissioner of Public Roads, and the functions of the Public Roads Administration, which were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration, were transferred back to the Public Roads Administration within the Department of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, § 1. See note set out under section 1332–15 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Public Roads Administration were transferred to the Bureau of Public 'Roads within the General Services Administration and all functions of the Commissioner of Public Roads were transferred to the Administrator of General Services by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. Said section 103 (a) is set out as section 630b (a) of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees ,

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to availability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title.

§ 116. Detail of employees as students.

During any fiscal year the Commissioner of Public Roads is authorized, in his discretion, to detail not to exceed ten of the regularly employed personnel of the Bureau of Public Roads as students for limited periods at such technical institutions as will enable such personnel to acquire special knowledge which will better fit them for the lines of work to which they are assigned: Provided, That no expense other than the salaries of personnel so detailed and the cost of tuition and other regular fees required at such institutions shall be incurred by the United States under this section (Nov. 19, 1941, ch. 474, § 16, 55 Stat. 770; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103 (a), 63 Stat. 380; 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, § 1, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F. R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1070.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions,

he Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Commissioner of Public Roads, which were transferred to the Administrator of General Services, were transferred back to the Commissioner of Public Roads, and the functions of the Public Roads Administration, which were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration, were transferred back to the Public Roads Administration within the Department of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, § 1. See note set out under section 1332-15 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Public Roads Administration were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration and all functions of the Commissioner of Public Roads were transferred to the Administrator of General Services by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, 63 Stat. 380. Said section 103 (a) is set out as section 630b (a) of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to avail. ability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title.

sultation regarding highway needs for the national defense: Provided, That the travel and subsistence expenses of officers so detailed shall be paid, from appropriations available to the Bureau of Public Roads, on the same basis as authorized by law and by regulations of the Department of the Army for officers of the Army and by law and by regulations of the Navy Department for officers of the Navy. (Nov. 19, 1941, ch. 474, § 17, 55 Stat. 770; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205 (a), 61 Stat. 501; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103, 63 Stat. 380; 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7, $$ 1, 2, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F. R. 5228. 63 Stat. 1070.)

CHANGE OF NAME The Department of War was designated the Depart. ment of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by act July 26, 1947.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and em. ployees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. !

All functions of the Administrator of General Services with regard to the Bureau of Public Roads were transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, and the Public Roads Administration, which were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration, were transferred to the Department of Commerce by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 7. See note set out under section 1332–15 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

All functions of the Federal Works Administrator were transferred to the Administrator of General Services and the functions of the Public Roads Administration were transferred to the Bureau of Public Roads within the General Services Administration by section 103 (a) of act June 30, 1949. The office of the Federal Works Administrator was abolished by section 103 (b) of said act June 30, 1949. Said section 103 is set out as section 6305 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Oficers and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Transfer of functions as effective July 1, 1949, see note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public Buildings Property, and Works.

CROSS REFERENCES Repeal of provisions of this chapter relating to afallability of funds for obligation, see note preceding section 101 of this title.

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TITLE 24.-HOSPITALS, ASYLUMS, AND CEMETERIES Chap.

Sec. $S 1, 2. Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 711, 1. Navy Hospitals, Naval Home, Army and Navy

58 Stat. 714, renumbered Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 958, 85, Hospital, and Hospital Relief for Seamen

60 Stat. 1049. and Others-----

Section 1, acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, $ 3, 18 Stat. 485; The Soldiers' Home

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Aug. 14, 1912, ch. 288, § 1, 37 Stat. 309, which defined

Aug 14 3. The National Home for Disabled Volunteer

word seamen, is now covered by section 201 of Title 42, Soldiers..----

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Section 2, R. S. $ 4801, which provided for the accept

ance of gifts in aid of marine hospitals, is now covered The Columbia Institution for the Deaf...---

by section 219 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. 6. The Freedmen's Hospital -------------7. National Cemeteries_-------

SS3—5. Repealed. June 15, 1943, ch. 125, 83, 57 Stat.

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153, eff. July 1, 1943. 8. Gorgas Hospital...

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 Chapter 1.-NAVY HOSPITALS, NAVAL HOME,

appropriated for Navy hospitals. ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITAL, AND HOSPITAL Section 5, act June 7, 1900, ch. 859, 31 Stat. 697, related RELIEF FOR SEAMEN AND OTHERS

to forfeitures from desertion for naval hospital fund. Sec.

8 6. Pension paid to fund for benefit of naval hospital. 1-5. Repealed. 6. Pension paid to fund for benefit of naval hospital.

Whenever any officer, seaman, or marine entitled 6a. Disposition of amounts deducted from pensioners. to a pension is admitted to a naval hospital, his pen7-12. Repealed. "

sion, while he remains there, shall be deducted from 13. Admission of cases for study.

his accounts and paid to the Secretary of the Navy 14. Establishment of Navy hospitals,

for the benefit of the fund from which such hospital 14a. Annual appropriations for maintenance, operation, and improvement of naval hospitals.

is maintained. (R. S. § 4813; Mar. 3, 1899, ch. 421, 15. Superintendence of Navy hospitals.

30 Stat. 1027; June 30, 1914, ch. 130, 38 Stat. 398.) 16. Allowance of rations to Navy hospitals.

DERIVATION 16a. Additional personnel for patients of Veterans' Ad

R. S. $ 4813 from act Feb. 26, 1811, ch. 26, $ 5. 2 Stat. 650. ministration in naval hospitals. Government of Naval Asylum.

CROSS REFERENCES 18. Rules and regulations for Army and Navy Hos Deductions authorized by this section to apply to other pital.

Government hospitals, except St. Elizabeths Hospital, see 19. Tubercular hospital at Fort Bayard.

section 31 of this title. Discipline of patients at Army and Navy Hospital.

to $6a. Disposition of amounts deducted from pen21. Repealed. 21a. Naval Home; maintenance and operation,

sioners. 22. Disposition of moneys of deceased inmates of Naval Pensions of inmates of a naval home or naval Home,

hospital, required by law prior to July 1, 1943, to be 23. Disposition of pension of beneficiary in Naval

deducted from the account of the pensioner and Home. Moneys derived from Naval Home turned into pen

applied for the benefit of the fund from which such sion fund.

home or hospital is maintained, shall be deposited 25. Employment of beneficiaries in service of Naval into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaHome.

neous receipts. (June 15, 1943, ch. 125, § 3, 57 Stat. 26–29a. Repealed.

153, eff. July 1, 1943.) Payments to donors of blood for persons undergoing treatment at Government expense.

CROSS REFERENCES
Care of naval patients in other Government hospi Deduction of pension, see section 6 of this title.

tals where naval hospital facilities not available;
members of Naval Reserve and Marine Corps Re- 887-12. Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch, 373, title VII, § 711,
serve included.

58 Stat. 714, renumbered Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 958, § 5, Hospitalization of dependents of naval and Marine

• 60 Stat. 1049. Corps personnel; rate of charges; disposition of

Section 7, R. 8. $ 4806; acts Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 156, 84, payments.

18 Stat. 485; Aug. 14, 1912, ch. 288, § 1, 37 Stat. 309; July 33. Same; definitions.

26, 1916, ch. 256, 39 Stat. 390; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. 1, 34.. Hospitalization of persons outside continental

$ $ 201, 205 (b), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F. R. 2728, 2729, 53

Stat. 1424, 1425, which provided for the lease and sale of limits of United States; persons entitled; availability of other facilities; rate of charges; dispo

hospitals, is now covered by section 248 of Title 42, The

Public Health and Welfare. sition of payments.

Section 8, acts Aug. 4, 1894, ch, 213, 28 Stat. 229; Jan. 35. Limitation of medical, surgical or hospital services.

28, 1915, ch. 20, § 2, 38 Stat. 801; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, 36. Application of sections 32-36 to dependents of $ 2, 50 Stat. 548; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, $$ 201, 205 (b), personnel of Coast Guard.

eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F. R. 2728, 2729, 53 Stat. 1424, 1425, 37. Manufacture of products by patients at naval hosi which provided for the admission of Coast Guard perpitals; ownership of products.

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section 253 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. 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, which provided for hospital relief of officers and employees of the Public Health Service, is now covered by sections 249 and 253 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section 10, act July 1, 1918, ch. 113, § 1, 40 Stat. 694, which provided for hospital relief for officers and crews of the Fish and Wildlife Service, is now covered by section 249 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

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, which provided for the care of foreign seamen, is now covered by section 249 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

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, which provided that foreign vessels were llable for hospital charges for care of their seamen, is now covered by section 249 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section 12, R. S. $ 4804, which provided for the exclusion of employees on canal boats in coasting trade from hospital care, is now covered by section 249 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare,

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§ 13. 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

in any one hospital at one time. (June 5. 1920. ch. 235, § 1, 41 Stat. 884.) 14. 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(R. S. $ 4810; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 148, 37 Stat. 902.)

DERIVATION Acts Feb. 26, 1811, ch, 26, § 8, 2 Stat. 650; July 10, 1832, ch. 149, 86, 4 Stat. 578. 8 14a. Annual appropriations for maintenance, opera

tion, 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 improve ment of naval hospitals. (June 15, 1943, ch. 125, § 1 (c), 57 Stat. 152.) 8 15. Superintendence of Navy hospitals.

The Secretary of the Navy shall have the general charge and superintendence of Navy hospitals. (R. S. $ 4807.)

DERIVATION Acts Feb. 26, 1811, ch. 26, § 1, 2 Stat. 650; July 10, 1832, ch. 194, § 5, 4 Stat. 578.

8 16. 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. (R. S. $ 4812.)

DERIVATION
Act Feb. 26, 1811, ch. 26, § 5, 2 Stat. 650.

CROSS REFERENCES Naval patients, deductions for care in other Government hospitals, see section 31 of this title. § 16a. Additional personnel for patients of Veterans'

Administration in naval hospitals. Additional commissioned, warranted, appointed, enlisted, and civilian personnel of the Medical Department of the Navy, required for the care of patients of the United States Veterans' Administration in naval hospitals, may be employed in addition to the numbers annually appropriated for. (June 26, 1943, ch. 147, $ 1,57 Stat. 204; June 22, 1944, ch. 269, § 1, 58 Stat. 308; May 29, 1945, ch. 130, § 1, 59 Stat. 208.) 8 17. 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. (R. S. § 4811.)

DERIVATION Act Feb. 26, 1811, ch. 26, $ 4, 2 Stat. 650. 8 18. Rules and regulations for Army and Navy Hos

pital. The Army and Navy 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. (June 30, 1882, ch. 254, § 1, 22 Stat. 121; June 18, 1930, ch. 525, § 2, 46 Stat. 781; July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, § 205 (a), 61 Stat. 501.)

CODIFICATION Section, except last clause of last sentence, is from act June 30, 1882. Last clause of last sentence is from act June 18, 1930, ch. 525, § 2, 46 Stat. 781.

CHANGE OF NAME The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by act July 26, 1947. Ex. ORD. No. 10272. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE

SECRETARY OF THE ARMY Ex. Ord. No. 10272, July 10, 1951, 16 F. R. 6711, provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 1 of the act of August 8, 1950, C. 646, 64 Stat. 419 (section 301 of Title 3], and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the Secretary of the Army be, and he is hereby, designated and empowered to exercise the authority vested in the President by section 1 of the act of June 30, 1882, 22 Stat. 117, 121, as amended [this section), to provide rules, regulations, and restrictions with respect to the Army and Navy hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas: Provided, That the rules, regulations, and restrictions prescribed under the authority of this order shall, so far as feasible, be uniform with those obtaining with respect to other hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army, and that those prescribed by the

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