10 USC 1074i - Reimbursement for certain travel expenses

(a) In General.— 
In any case in which a covered beneficiary is referred by a primary care physician to a specialty care provider who provides services more than 100 miles from the location in which the primary care provider provides services to the covered beneficiary, the Secretary shall provide reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for the covered beneficiary and, when accompaniment by an adult is necessary, for a parent or guardian of the covered beneficiary or another member of the covered beneficiarys family who is at least 21 years of age.
(b) Outreach Program and Travel Reimbursement for Follow-on Specialty Care and Related Services.— 
The Secretary concerned shall ensure that an outreach program is implemented for each member of the uniformed services who incurred a combat-related disability and is entitled to retired or retainer pay, or equivalent pay, so that
(1) the progress of the member is closely monitored; and
(2) the member receives the travel reimbursement authorized by subsection (a) whenever the member requires follow-on specialty care, services, or supplies.

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(c) Definitions.— 
In this section:
(1) The term specialty care provider includes a dental specialist.
(2) The term dental specialist means an oral surgeon, orthodontist, prosthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, or pediatric dentist, and includes such other providers of dental care and services as determined appropriate by the Secretary of Defense.
(3) The term combat-related disability has the meaning given that term in section 1413a of this title.