S. 2762 (109th): Veterans Long-Term Care Security Act of 2006

May 08, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Daniel Akaka
Senator from Hawaii
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May 08, 2006
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5671 (Related)
Veterans Long Term Care Security Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2006


This bill was introduced on May 8, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 08, 2006
Referred to Committee May 08, 2006
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure appropriate payment for the cost of long-term care provided to veterans in State homes, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 2R) (show)

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Veterans Long-Term Care Security Act of 2006 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the congressional veterans' committees a detailed justification of any proposal to implement a reduction in per diem payments to state nursing homes for care provided to veterans.
Directs the Secretary to pay for nursing home care furnished in a non-Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home where such care is provided to any veteran: (1) in need of such care for a service-connected disability; or (2) with a service-connected disability rated at 70 percent or more and in need of such care.
Directs the Secretary to furnish such drugs and medicines as ordered by a duly licensed physician for any veteran: (1) in need of such drugs and medicines for a service-connected disability; or (2) with a service-connected disability rated at 50 percent or more in need of such drugs and medicines while being provided nursing home care payable through the Department.
Authorizes the Secretary to treat certain health facilities as state homes for purposes of eligibility for payments for care provided to veterans.

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