24 U.S. Code § 411 - Establishment of the Armed Forces Retirement Home
The Armed Forces Retirement Home is an independent establishment in the executive branch.
The purpose of the Retirement Home is to provide, through the Armed Forces Retirement Home—Washington and the Armed Forces Retirement Home—Gulfport, residences and related services for certain retired and former members of the Armed Forces.
The Secretary of Defense may make available from the Department of Defense to the Retirement Home, on a nonreimbursable basis, administrative support and office services, legal and policy planning assistance, access to investigative facilities of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense and of the military departments, and any other support necessary to enable the Retirement Home to carry out its functions under this chapter.
The Chief Operating Officer shall secure and maintain accreditation by a nationally recognized civilian accrediting organization for each aspect of each facility of the Retirement Home, including medical and dental care, pharmacy, independent living, and assisted living and nursing care.
The Secretary of Defense shall transmit to Congress an annual report on the financial and other affairs of the Retirement Home for each fiscal year. The annual report shall include an assessment of all aspects of each facility of the Retirement Home, including the quality of care at the facility.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (f), was in the original “this title”, meaning title XV of Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1722, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title XV to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 401 of this title and Tables.
2013—Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 112–239 struck out first par. (3) which read as follows: “The administration of the Retirement Home (including administration for the provision of health care and medical care for residents) shall remain under the direct authority, control, and administration of the Secretary of Defense.”
2011—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 112–81, § 564(b)(1), substituted “Administrator” for “Director” in two places.
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 112–81, § 561, added second par. (3).
Subsec. (i)(2)(F). Pub. L. 111–383 added subpar. (F).
2009—Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 111–84, § 2823(a), inserted at end “If the purchase price to acquire fee title to real property for inclusion in the Retirement Home is more than $750,000, the Secretary may acquire the real property only if the acquisition is specifically authorized by law.”
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 111–84, § 2823(b)(1), added par. (3) and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: “The Secretary of Defense may dispose of any property of the Retirement Home, by sale, lease, or otherwise, that the Secretary determines is excess to the needs of the Retirement Home. The proceeds from such a disposal of property shall be deposited in the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund. No such disposal of real property shall be effective earlier than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary transmits a notification of the proposed disposal to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives.”
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 111–84, § 2823(b)(2), added subsec. (i).
2008—Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 110–181, § 1422(a)(1), added par. (3).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 110–181, § 1422(b), amended subsec. (g) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Chief Operating Officer shall endeavor to secure for each facility of the Retirement Home accreditation by a nationally recognized civilian accrediting organization, such as the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Organizations.”
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 110–181, § 1422(a)(2), inserted at end “The annual report shall include an assessment of all aspects of each facility of the Retirement Home, including the quality of care at the facility.”
2001—Pub. L. 107–107 reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally, substituting present provisions for provisions relating to inclusion of existing homes in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in subsec. (a), the purpose of the Retirement Home in subsec. (b), its operation in subsec. (c), its property and facilities in subsec. (d), the requirement that the Secretary of Defense make available certain support services for the Home in subsec. (e), and its accreditation in subsec. (f).
1993—Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 103–160 added subsec. (e) and redesignated former subsec. (e) as (f).
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