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Homeless VeteransRule2017-2394511/03/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern homeless veterans to conform to recent statutory requirements. VA is amending the definition of homeless veterans by including veterans who would otherwi … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern homeless veterans to conform to recent statutory requirements. VA is amending the definition of homeless veterans by including veterans who would otherwise be ineligible to receive certain benefits because of their length of service or type of discharge from the Armed Forces. This rule will also increase the payment of per diem in cases where homeless veterans are placed in transitional housing that will become permanent housing. This final rule is an essential part of VA's attempts to eliminate homelessness among the veteran population.homeless-veteransFR-Doc-2017-23945
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Endocrine SystemRule2017-2304411/02/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) by revising the portion of the Schedule that addresses endocrine conditions and disorders of the endocrine system. The effect of this … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) by revising the portion of the Schedule that addresses endocrine conditions and disorders of the endocrine system. The effect of this action is to ensure that the VASRD uses current medical terminology and to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of endocrine disorders.schedule-for-rating-disabilities-the-endocrine-systemFR-Doc-2017-23044
Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War VeteransRule2017-2297010/24/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to affirm its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to affirm its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the period during which disabilities associated with undiagnosed illnesses and medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses must become manifest in order for a Veteran to be eligible for compensation. The intended effect of this amendment is to provide consistency in VA adjudication policy, preserve certain rights afforded to Persian Gulf War (GW) veterans, and ensure fairness for current and future GW veterans.extension-of-the-presumptive-period-for-compensation-for-gulf-war-veteransFR-Doc-2017-22970
Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance-Coverage AmendmentRule2017-2266710/19/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing le … This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations governing the Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) program in order to provide VMLI-eligible individuals the option to lower their premiums by purchasing less than the minimum coverage amount required under current VA regulations. The final rule also amends current VA regulations to reflect that the statutory maximum amount of coverage available under the VMLI program was previously increased to $200,000, to define the term ``eligible individual,'' and to clarify that eligibility for VMLI coverage has been extended to include servicemembers as well as veterans.veterans-mortgage-life-insurance-coverage-amendmentFR-Doc-2017-22667
Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice TelehealthProposed Rule2017-2095110/02/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule would ensure that VA health care providers provide the sa … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule would ensure that VA health care providers provide the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. This proposed rule would achieve important Federal interests by increasing the availability of mental health, specialty, and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.authority-of-health-care-providers-to-practice-telehealthFR-Doc-2017-20951
Loan Guaranty: Loans To Purchase Manufactured Homes; CorrectionRule2017-1803708/28/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentOn July 14, 1993, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its manufactured home loan guaranty regulations to comply with certain provisions of the Veterans' Home Loan Progr … On July 14, 1993, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its manufactured home loan guaranty regulations to comply with certain provisions of the Veterans' Home Loan Program Improvements and Property Rehabilitation Act of 1987. That document erred in redesignating certain paragraphs in the regulatory provision pertaining to maximum loan amounts and terms. This document corrects that final rule.loan-guaranty-loans-to-purchase-manufactured-homes-correctionFR-Doc-2017-18037
Eligibility for Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans' InsuranceProposed Rule2017-1758708/23/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death under … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance (S-DVI) program in order to explain that a person who was granted S-DVI as of the date of death under is not eligible for supplemental S-DVI because the insured's total disability did not begin after the date of the insured's application for insurance and while the insurance was in force under premium-paying conditions.eligibility-for-supplemental-service-disabled-veterans-insuranceFR-Doc-2017-17587
HIRE Vets Medallion ProgramProposed Rule2017-1724908/18/2017Labor DepartmentVETS is publishing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)VETS is publishing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)hire-vets-medallion-programFR-Doc-2017-17249
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Dental and Oral ConditionsRule2017-1613208/03/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities by revising the portion of the schedule that addresses dental and oral conditions. The effect of this action is to ensure that the rating sc … This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities by revising the portion of the schedule that addresses dental and oral conditions. The effect of this action is to ensure that the rating schedule uses current medical terminology and to provide detailed and updated criteria for evaluation of dental and oral conditions for disability rating purposes.schedule-for-rating-disabilities-dental-and-oral-conditionsFR-Doc-2017-16132
Loan Guaranty: Vendee Loan FeesRule2017-1610608/02/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing o … This document adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan Guaranty Service to amend its regulations to establish reasonable fees that VA may charge in connection with the origination and servicing of vendee loans made by VA. Fees mentioned in this rulemaking are consistent with those charged in the private mortgage industry, and such fees will help VA to ensure the sustainability of this vendee loan program. The loans that will be subject to the fees are not veterans' benefits. This rule will also ensure that all direct and vendee loans made by the Secretary are safe harbor qualified mortgages.loan-guaranty-vendee-loan-feesFR-Doc-2017-16106
Fisher Houses and Other Temporary Lodging; CorrectionRule2017-1619608/02/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting a final rule that eliminated the use of VA Form 10-0408A when veterans receiving treatment or care seek temporary lodging at a VA Fisher House for their relatives, close friends, or … The Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting a final rule that eliminated the use of VA Form 10-0408A when veterans receiving treatment or care seek temporary lodging at a VA Fisher House for their relatives, close friends, or caregivers that was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26592) on June 8, 2017.fisher-houses-and-other-temporary-lodging-correctionFR-Doc-2017-16196
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Musculoskeletal System and Muscle InjuriesProposed Rule2017-1576608/01/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``Rating Schedule''). VA proposes to rename certain diagn … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to revise the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (``VASRD'' or ``Rating Schedule''). VA proposes to rename certain diagnostic codes, revise rating criteria, give new rating guidance, add new codes, and remove obsolete codes. These revisions would incorporate medical terminology more recent than the last comprehensive review, as well as simplify the rating process.schedule-for-rating-disabilities-musculoskeletal-system-and-muscle-injuriesFR-Doc-2017-15766
Schedule for Rating Disabilities; The Genitourinary Diseases and ConditionsProposed Rule2017-1576507/28/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system. The purpose of this change is to update current medical terminology, incorporate medical … The Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend the portion of the Schedule for Rating Disabilities that addresses the genitourinary system. The purpose of this change is to update current medical terminology, incorporate medical advances that have occurred since the last review, and provide well-defined criteria in accordance with actual, standard medical clinical practice. The proposed rule reflects the most up-to-date medical knowledge and clinical practice of nephrology and urology specialties, as well as comments from subject matter experts and the public garnered during a public forum held January 27-28, 2011.schedule-for-rating-disabilities-the-genitourinary-diseases-and-conditionsFR-Doc-2017-15765
Ensuring a Safe Environment for Community Residential Care ResidentsRule2017-1551907/25/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with changes, a proposed rule governing the approval of a community residential care facility (CRC). The final rule prohibits a CRC from employing an individual who has been conv … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with changes, a proposed rule governing the approval of a community residential care facility (CRC). The final rule prohibits a CRC from employing an individual who has been convicted in a court of law of certain listed crimes within 7 years of conviction, or has had a finding within 6 months entered into an applicable State registry or with the applicable licensing authority concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of individuals or misappropriation of property. The CRC is required to conduct an individual assessment of suitability for employment for any conviction or finding outside either the 7 year or 6 month parameters. The CRCs is also required to develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property. The CRC must report and investigate any allegations of abuse or mistreatment. The CRC must also screen individuals who are not CRC residents, but have direct access to a veteran living in a CRC. In addition, we are amending the rule regarding the maximum number of beds allowed in a resident's bedroom. VA published the proposed rule on November 12, 2015, and we received four public comments. We also received correspondence from a federal agency with recommendations. This final rule responds to public comments and feedback from that federal agency.ensuring-a-safe-environment-for-community-residential-care-residentsFR-Doc-2017-15519
VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem ProgramProposed Rule2017-1533807/25/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. These amendments would provide GPD with increased flexibility to: respond to the changin … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. These amendments would provide GPD with increased flexibility to: respond to the changing needs of homeless veterans; repurpose existing and future funds more efficiently; and allow recipients the ability to add, modify, or eliminate components of funded programs. The proposed rule updates these regulations to better serve our homeless veteran population and the recipients who serve them.va-homeless-providers-grant-and-per-diem-programFR-Doc-2017-15338
Expanded Delegation Authority for Procedures Related to Representation of ClaimantsRule2017-1197706/09/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update th … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update the titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC, and make a minor procedural clarification. These amendments are necessary to allow OGC to streamline the procedures related to representation of claimants and to ensure correct titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC are reflected in the regulations. In addition, a procedural clarification is being made by adding a sentence that was inadvertently omitted from a previous final rule.expanded-delegation-authority-for-procedures-related-to-representation-of-claimantsFR-Doc-2017-11977
Fisher Houses and Other Temporary LodgingRule2017-1188806/08/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning Fisher House and other temporary lodging furnished by VA while a veteran is experiencing an episode of care at a VA medical facility. Such lodging is genera … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning Fisher House and other temporary lodging furnished by VA while a veteran is experiencing an episode of care at a VA medical facility. Such lodging is generally furnished at no cost to veterans' relatives, close friends, and caregivers, because VA's experience has shown that veterans' treatment outcomes are improved by having loved ones nearby. The final rule updates current regulations and better describes the application process for this lodging along with generally reflecting current VA policy and practice.fisher-houses-and-other-temporary-lodgingFR-Doc-2017-11888
Use of Medicare Procedures To Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care ServicesProposed Rule2017-0944905/10/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extende … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extended care services for Veterans from community providers. Since publication of that proposed rule, further review has led VA to conclude VA cannot achieve the proposal's goals without a statutory change. For this reason, VA withdraws the proposed rule.use-of-medicare-procedures-to-enter-into-provider-agreements-for-extended-care-servicesFR-Doc-2017-09449
Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family MembersRule2017-0916305/05/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule addressing payment or reimbursement of certain medical expenses for family members of Camp Lejeune veterans. Under this rule, VA reimburses family members, … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule addressing payment or reimbursement of certain medical expenses for family members of Camp Lejeune veterans. Under this rule, VA reimburses family members, or pays providers, for medical expenses incurred as a result of certain illnesses and conditions that may be associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. Payment or reimbursement is made within the limitations set forth in statute and Camp Lejeune family members receive hospital care and medical services that are consistent with the manner in which we provide hospital care and medical services to Camp Lejeune veterans. The statutory authority has since been amended to also include certain veterans' family members who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for no less than 30 days (consecutive or nonconsecutive) between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This final rule will reflect that statutory change and will address public comments received in response to the interim final rule.payment-or-reimbursement-for-certain-medical-expenses-for-camp-lejeune-family-membersFR-Doc-2017-09163
VA Dental Insurance ProgramRule2017-0657904/04/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document revises Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations to reflect the codification of the authority for the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), a program through which VA contracts with private dental insure … This document revises Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical regulations to reflect the codification of the authority for the VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP), a program through which VA contracts with private dental insurers to offer premium-based dental insurance to enrolled veterans and certain survivors and dependents of veterans. The VA Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2016 codified the authority of the VADIP, and this final rulemaking accordingly revises the authority citation in the VA medical regulations that implement VADIP.va-dental-insurance-programFR-Doc-2017-06579
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