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Referred in Senate (05/24/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1005


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Provision of adult day health care services for veterans.

(a) In general.—Section 1745 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) (1) The Secretary shall enter into an agreement under section 1720(c)(1) of this title or a contract with each State home for payment by the Secretary for adult day health care provided to a veteran who is eligible for, but does not receive, nursing home care pursuant to subsection (a).

“(2) Payment under each agreement or contract between the Secretary and a State home under paragraph (1) for each veteran who receives care under such paragraph shall be made at a rate that is equal to 65 percent of the payment that the Secretary would pay to the State home pursuant to subsection (a)(2) if the veteran received nursing home care under subsection (a) rather than under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

“(3) Payment by the Secretary under paragraph (1) to a State home for adult day health care provided to a veteran described in that paragraph constitutes payment in full to the State home for such care furnished to that veteran.”; and

(2) in the heading, by inserting “, adult day health care,” after “home care”.

(b) clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 17 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 1745 and inserting the following new item:


“1745. Nursing home care, adult day health care, and medications for veterans with service-connected disabilities.”.

Passed the House of Representatives May 23, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk