To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide dental care to veterans awarded the Purple Heart, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Make Our Veterans Smile Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. PROVISION OF DENTAL CARE BY SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO VETERANS AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART.
(a) Provision of Care.--Section 1712(a)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (G); by striking ``or''; (2) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (I); and (3) by inserting after subparagraph (G) the following new subparagraph (H): ``(H) from which a veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart is suffering; or''. (b) Authority To Provide Care by Entering Into Contracts.--Section 1703(a)(7) of such title is amended by striking ``section 1712(a)(1)(F)'' and inserting ``section 1712(a)(1)''. (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall apply with respect to outpatient dental services and treatment, and related dental appliances, furnished on or after January 1, 2013. <all>