38 CFR 17.902 - Preauthorization.

Status message

There are 14 Updates appearing in the Federal Register for 38 CFR 17. View below or at eCFR (GPOAccess)
§ 17.902 Preauthorization.
(a) Preauthorization from a customer service representative of the Health Administration Center is required for the following services or benefits under §§ 17.900 through 17.905: rental or purchase of durable medical equipment with a total rental or purchase price in excess of $300, respectively; transplantation services; mental health services; training; substance abuse treatment; dental services; and travel (other than mileage at the General Services Administration rate for privately owned automobiles). Authorization will only be given in spina bifida cases where there is a demonstrated medical need. In cases of other covered birth defects, authorization will only be given where there is a demonstrated medical need related to the covered birth defects. Requests for provision of health care requiring preauthorization shall be made to the Health Administration Center and may be made by telephone, facsimile, mail, or hand delivery. The application must contain the following:
(1) Name of child,
(2) Child's Social Security number,
(3) Name of veteran,
(4) Veteran's Social Security number,
(5) Type of service requested,
(6) Medical justification,
(7) Estimated cost, and
(8) Name, address, and telephone number of provider.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, preauthorization is not required for a condition for which failure to receive immediate treatment poses a serious threat to life or health. Such emergency care should be reported by telephone to the Health Administration Center within 72 hours of the emergency.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(2), 1802-1803, 1811-1813, 1831)
(The Office of Management and Budget has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900-0578)
[68 FR 1010, Jan. 8, 2003, as amended at 76 FR 4249, Jan. 25, 2011]

Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 38.

For a complete list of all Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices view the Rulemaking tab.

  • 2014-03-20; vol. 79 # 54 - Thursday, March 20, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15541 - VA Dental Insurance Program—Federalism
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.
      Effective Date: The effective date of December 23, 2013, for the final rule published October 22, 2013, 78 FR 62441, is confirmed.
      38 CFR Part 17

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.


United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS

Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR 17 after this date.

  • 2014-03-20; vol. 79 # 54 - Thursday, March 20, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15541 - VA Dental Insurance Program—Federalism
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.
      Effective Date: The effective date of December 23, 2013, for the final rule published October 22, 2013, 78 FR 62441, is confirmed.
      38 CFR Part 17