(a)The Secretary (subject to section
1710(a)(4) of this title) shall provide nursing home care which the Secretary determines is needed
(1) to any veteran in need of such care for a service-connected disability, and
(2) to any veteran who is in need of such care and who has a service-connected disability rated at 70 percent or more.
(1)The Secretary shall ensure that a veteran described in subsection (a) who continues to need nursing home care is not, after placement in a Department nursing home, transferred from the facility without the consent of the veteran, or, in the event the veteran cannot provide informed consent, the representative of the veteran.
(2)Nothing in subsection (a) may be construed as authorizing or requiring that a veteran who is receiving nursing home care in a Department nursing home on the date of the enactment of this section be displaced, transferred, or discharged from the facility.
(c)The Secretary shall ensure that nursing home care provided under subsection (a) is provided in an age-appropriate manner.
(d)The provisions of subsection (a) shall terminate on December 31, 2014.
Finding Related to Age-Appropriate Nursing Home Care
Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title XVII, § 1706(a),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 493, provided that: “Congress finds that young veterans who are injured or disabled through military service and require long-term care should have access to age-appropriate nursing home care.”
Report to Congressional Committees
Pub. L. 106–117, title I, § 101(i),Nov. 30, 1999, 113 Stat. 1550, required the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the operation of section 101 ofPub. L. 106–117not later than January 1, 2003.
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