38 U.S. Code § 1720B - Respite care

(a) The Secretary may furnish respite care services to a veteran who is enrolled to receive care under section 1710 of this title.
(b) For the purpose of this section, the term “respite care services” means care and services which—
(1) are of limited duration;
(2) are furnished on an intermittent basis to a veteran who is suffering from a chronic illness and who resides primarily at home; and
(3) are furnished for the purpose of helping the veteran to continue residing primarily at home.
(c) In furnishing respite care services, the Secretary may enter into contract arrangements.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 201(a)(1),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3254, § 620B; amended Pub. L. 101–237, title II, § 201(a),Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2066; renumbered § 1720B and amended Pub. L. 102–83, §§ 4(a)(3), (4), (b)(1), (2)(E), 5(a), (c)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 404–406; Pub. L. 102–585, title V, § 502,Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 4955; Pub. L. 106–117, title I, § 101(e),Nov. 30, 1999, 113 Stat. 1549.)
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–117, § 101(e)(1), substituted “enrolled” for “eligible”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–117, § 101(e)(2), in introductory provisions, substituted “the term ‘respite care services’ means care and services” for “the term ‘respite care’ means hospital or nursing home care”, in par. (1) substituted “are” for “is”, in par. (2) substituted “are” for “is” and struck out “in a Department facility” after “furnished”, and in par. (3) substituted “are” for “is”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–117, § 101(e)(3), added subsec. (c).
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–585struck out subsec. (c) which read as follows: “The authority provided by this section terminates on September 30, 1992.”
1991—Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), renumbered section 620B of this title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(c)(1), substituted “1710” for “610”.
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(3), (4), substituted “Department” for “Veterans’ Administration”.
1989—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–237substituted “September 30, 1992” for “September 30, 1989”.
Ratification of Actions of Secretary of Veterans Affairs During Transition Periods

Pub. L. 101–237, title VI, § 604,Dec. 18, 1989, 103 Stat. 2097, ratified actions of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in carrying out this section, section 115 ofPub. L. 100–322[38 U.S.C. 1712 note], section 618 ofPub. L. 100–440[5 U.S.C. 6302 note], or section 1829 [now 3729] of this title, by contract or otherwise, during the period beginning Dec. 1, 1989, and ending Dec. 18, 1989.
Pub. L. 101–110, § 3(b),Oct. 6, 1989, 103 Stat. 682, ratified actions of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in carrying out this section, section 115 ofPub. L. 100–322[38 U.S.C. 1712 note], section 618 ofPub. L. 100–440[5 U.S.C. 6302 note], or section 1829 [now 3729] of this title, by contract or otherwise, during the period beginning Oct. 1, 1989, and ending Oct. 6, 1989.
Interim Extension of Respite Care Program

Pub. L. 101–110, § 1(a),Oct. 6, 1989, 103 Stat. 682, provided that: “Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) ofsection 620B [now 1720B] of title 38, United States Code, the authority provided by such section shall terminate on November 30, 1989.”
Report

Pub. L. 99–576, title II, § 201(b),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3254, provided that if the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs furnished respite care under this section, the Administrator was to conduct an evaluation of the health efficacy and cost-effectiveness of furnishing such care and submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives not later than Feb. 1, 1989, a report containing the results of such evaluation and appropriate recommendations.

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