38 CFR 63.2 - Definitions.
For the purposes of this part:
Clinician means a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other independent licensed practitioner.
Homeless has the meaning given that term in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)).
Non-VA community-based provider means a facility in a community that provides temporary, short-term housing (generally up to 6 months) for the homeless, as well as services such as rehabilitation services, community outreach, and basic mental-health services.
Participant means an eligible veteran under § 63.3 for whom VA is paying per diem to a non-VA community-based provider.
Serious mental illness means diagnosed mental illness that actually or potentially contributes to a veteran's homelessness.
Substance use disorder means alcoholism or addiction to a drug that actually or potentially contributes to a veteran's homelessness.
(Authority: 501, 2002, 2031)
Title 38 published on 2014-07-01
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