H.R.5671 - Veterans Long Term Care Security Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bradley, Jeb [R-NH-1] (Introduced 06/22/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/28/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5671 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/22/2006)
Veterans Long Term Care Security Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay for nursing home care furnished in a non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home to any veteran in need of such care: (1) for a service-connected disability; or (2) who has a service-connected disability rated at 70 percent or more.
Directs the Secretary to furnish such drugs and medicines as ordered by a duly licensed physician for any veteran in need of such drugs and medicines: (1) for a service-connected disability; or (2) who has a service-connected disability rated at 50 percent or more.
Authorizes the Secretary, for three years after the enactment of this Act, to treat certain health facilities as state homes for purposes of eligibility for payments for care provided to veterans.