NPC Statute: A revised NPC authorizing statute was signed into law on May 5, 2010. It was passed by Congress as title VIII of S. 1963 and became Public Law 111-163. It is codified at 38 USC §§7361-7366.
VHA Handbook: VA regulations specific to NPCs are contained in VHA Handbook 1200.17 (formerly M-3, Part I, Chapter 17). Handbook 1200.17 was revised and published in 2016. The Handbook is for research as well as research and education foundations.