Title 38

CHAPTER I

Chapter I - Department Of Veterans Affairs

CHAPTER I - DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38:1.0.1.1.1PART 0
   PART 0 - VALUES, STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT, AND RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES
38:1.0.1.1.2PART 1
   PART 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.1SUBJGRP 1
      Department of Veterans Affairs Official Seal and Distinguishing Flag
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.2SUBJGRP 2
      The United States Flag for Burial Purposes
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.3SUBJGRP 3
      Quarters for Department of Veterans Affairs Employees Overseas
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.4SUBJGRP 4
      Program Evaluation
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.5SUBJGRP 5
      Referrals of Information Regarding Criminal Violations
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.6SUBJGRP 6
      Security and Law Enforcement at Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.7SUBJGRP 7
      Parking Fees at VA Medical Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.8SUBJGRP 8
      Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Records Relating to Drug Abuse, Alcoholism or Alcohol Abuse, Infection With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), or Sickle Cell Anemia
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.9SUBJGRP 9
      Disclosures With Patient's Consent
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.10SUBJGRP 10
      Disclosures Without Patient Consent
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.11SUBJGRP 11
      Court Orders Authorizing Disclosures and Use
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.12SUBJGRP 12
      Release of Information From Department of Veterans Affairs Claimant Records
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.13SUBJGRP 13
      Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.14SUBJGRP 14
      Safeguarding Personal Information in Department of Veterans Affairs Records
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.15SUBJGRP 15
      Inventions by Employees of Department of Veterans Affairs
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.16SUBJGRP 16
      Expanded Remote Access to Computerized Veterans Claims Records by Accredited Representatives
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.17SUBJGRP 17
      Inventions by Employees of Department of Veterans Affairs
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.18SUBJGRP 18
      Administrative Control of Funds
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.19SUBJGRP 19
      Use of Official Mail in the Location and Recovery of Missing Children
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.20SUBJGRP 20
      Homeless Claimants
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.21SUBJGRP 21
      Part-Time Career Employment Program
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.22SUBJGRP 22
      Standards for Collection, Compromise, Suspension or Termination of Collection Effort, and Referral of Civil Claims for Money or Property
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.23SUBJGRP 23
      Standards for Collection of Claims
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.24SUBJGRP 24
      Standards for Compromise of Claims
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.25SUBJGRP 25
      Standards for Suspending or Terminating Collection Action
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.26SUBJGRP 26
      Referrals to GAO, Department of Justice, or IRS
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.27SUBJGRP 27
      Salary Offset Provisions
38:1.0.1.1.2.0.28SUBJGRP 28
      Procedures for Financial Institutions Regarding Garnishment of Benefit Payments After Disbursement
38:1.0.1.1.3PART 2
   PART 2 - DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY
38:1.0.1.1.4PART 3
   PART 3 - ADJUDICATION
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.58SUBJGRP 58
      General
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.59SUBJGRP 59
      General
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.60SUBJGRP 60
      Relationship
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.61SUBJGRP 61
      Administrative
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.62SUBJGRP 62
      Claims
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.63SUBJGRP 63
      Evidence Requirements
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.64SUBJGRP 64
      Dependency, Income and Estate
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.65SUBJGRP 65
      Regulations Applicable to Programs in Effect Prior to January 1, 1979
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.66SUBJGRP 66
      Regulations Applicable to the Improved Pension Program Which Became Effective January 1, 1979
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.67SUBJGRP 67
      Ratings and Evaluations; Basic Entitlement Considerations
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.68SUBJGRP 68
      Ratings and Evaluations; Service Connection
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.69SUBJGRP 69
      Ratings for Special Purposes
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.70SUBJGRP 70
      Rating Considerations Relative to Specific Diseases
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.71SUBJGRP 71
      Effective Dates
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.72SUBJGRP 72
      Apportionments
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.73SUBJGRP 73
      Reductions and Discontinuances
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.74SUBJGRP 74
      Hospitalization Adjustments
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.75SUBJGRP 75
      Adjustments and Resumptions
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.76SUBJGRP 76
      Concurrent Benefits and Elections
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.77SUBJGRP 77
      Retirement
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.78SUBJGRP 78
      Special Benefits
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.79SUBJGRP 79
      Forfeiture
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.80SUBJGRP 80
      Protection
38:1.0.1.1.4.1.81SUBJGRP 81
      Accrued
38:1.0.1.1.4.2.82SUBJGRP 82
      Burial Benefits: General
38:1.0.1.1.4.2.83SUBJGRP 83
      Burial Benefits: Allowances & Expenses Paid by VA
38:1.0.1.1.4.2.84SUBJGRP 84
      Burial Benefits: Other
38:1.0.1.1.4.4.85SUBJGRP 85
      General
38:1.0.1.1.4.4.86SUBJGRP 86
      Revisions
38:1.0.1.1.5PART 4
   PART 4 - SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.102SUBJGRP 102
      The Musculoskeletal System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.103SUBJGRP 103
      The Organs of Special Sense
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.104SUBJGRP 104
      Impairment of Auditory Acuity
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.105SUBJGRP 105
      Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.106SUBJGRP 106
      The Respiratory System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.107SUBJGRP 107
      The Cardiovascular System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.108SUBJGRP 108
      The Digestive System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.109SUBJGRP 109
      The Genitourinary System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.110SUBJGRP 110
      Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.111SUBJGRP 111
      The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.112SUBJGRP 112
      The Skin
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.113SUBJGRP 113
      The Endocrine System
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.114SUBJGRP 114
      Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.115SUBJGRP 115
      Mental Disorders
38:1.0.1.1.5.2.116SUBJGRP 116
      Dental and Oral Conditions
38:1.0.1.1.6PART 5
   PART 5 [RESERVED]
38:1.0.1.1.7PART 6
   PART 6 - UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.117SUBJGRP 117
      Age
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.118SUBJGRP 118
      Premiums
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.119SUBJGRP 119
      Policies
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.120SUBJGRP 120
      Beneficiary of United States Government Life Insurance
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.121SUBJGRP 121
      Optional Settlement
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.122SUBJGRP 122
      Dividends
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.123SUBJGRP 123
      Loans
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.124SUBJGRP 124
      Cash Value
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.125SUBJGRP 125
      Indebtedness
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.126SUBJGRP 126
      Total Permanent Disability Benefits
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.127SUBJGRP 127
      Death Benefits
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.128SUBJGRP 128
      Determination of Liability Under Sections 302 and 313, World War Veterans' Act, 1924, Sections 607 and 602 (v)(2), National Service Life Insurance Act, 1940, as Amended, and Sections 1921 and 1957 of Title 38 United States Code
38:1.0.1.1.7.0.129SUBJGRP 129
      Appeals
38:1.0.1.1.8PART 7
   PART 7 - SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CIVIL RELIEF
38:1.0.1.1.8.0.130SUBJGRP 130
      Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1942
38:1.0.1.1.9PART 8
   PART 8 - NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.131SUBJGRP 131
      Applications
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.132SUBJGRP 132
      Effective Date
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.133SUBJGRP 133
      Premiums
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.134SUBJGRP 134
      Calculation of Time Period
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.135SUBJGRP 135
      Reinstatement
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.136SUBJGRP 136
      Dividends
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.137SUBJGRP 137
      Cash Value and Policy Loan
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.138SUBJGRP 138
      Extended Term and Paid-Up Insurance
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.139SUBJGRP 139
      Change in Plan
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.140SUBJGRP 140
      Premium Waivers and Total Disability
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.141SUBJGRP 141
      Beneficiaries
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.142SUBJGRP 142
      Proof of Death, Age, or Relationship
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.143SUBJGRP 143
      Age
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.144SUBJGRP 144
      Examinations
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.145SUBJGRP 145
      Optional Settlements
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.146SUBJGRP 146
      Renewal of Term Insurance
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.147SUBJGRP 147
      Settlement of Insurance Maturing on or After August 1, 1946
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.148SUBJGRP 148
      National Service Life Insurance Policy
38:1.0.1.1.9.0.149SUBJGRP 149
      Appeals
38:1.0.1.1.10PART 8a
   PART 8a - VETERANS MORTGAGE LIFE INSURANCE
38:1.0.1.1.11PART 9
   PART 9 - SERVICEMEMBERS' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE AND VETERANS' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
38:1.0.1.1.12PART 10
   PART 10 - ADJUSTED COMPENSATION
38:1.0.1.1.12.0.150SUBJGRP 150
      Adjusted Compensation; General
38:1.0.1.1.12.0.151SUBJGRP 151
      Payments
38:1.0.1.1.13PART 11
   PART 11 - LOANS BY BANKS ON AND PAYMENT OF ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES
38:1.0.1.1.13.0.152SUBJGRP 152
      Loans by Banks on Adjusted Service Certificates Under Section 502 of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act
38:1.0.1.1.13.0.153SUBJGRP 153
      Disposition of Notes Secured by Adjusted Certificates Redeemed from Banks by the Department of Veterans Affairs Under Section 502 of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, as Amended (Pub. L. 120, 68th Cong.)
38:1.0.1.1.13.0.154SUBJGRP 154
      Department of Veterans Affairs Loans on Adjusted Service Certificates Under Section 502 of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, as Amended
38:1.0.1.1.13.0.155SUBJGRP 155
      Application for Payment of Adjusted Service Certificate Under the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act, 1936 (Pub. L. 425, 74th Cong.)
38:1.0.1.1.13.0.156SUBJGRP 156
      Application for Payment of Adjusted Service Certificate Under the World War Adjusted Compensation Act, as Amended (Pub. L. 120, 68th Cong.)
38:1.0.1.1.14PART 12
   PART 12 - DISPOSITION OF VETERAN'S PERSONAL FUNDS AND EFFECTS
38:1.0.1.1.14.0.157SUBJGRP 157
      Disposition of Veteran's Personal Funds and Effects on Facility Upon Death, or Discharge, or Unauthorized Absence, and of Funds and Effects Found on Facility
38:1.0.1.1.14.0.158SUBJGRP 158
      Disposition of Personal Funds and Effects Left Upon Premises of the Department of Veterans Affairs By Non-Veteran Patients, Employees and Other Persons, Known or Unknown
38:1.0.1.1.14.0.159SUBJGRP 159
      Under Pub. L. 382, 77th Congress, December 26, 1941, Amending the Act of June 25, 1910 (24 U.S.C. 136)
38:1.0.1.1.14.0.160SUBJGRP 160
      Operation of Lost and Found Service
38:1.0.1.1.15PART 13
   PART 13 - FIDUCIARY ACTIVITIES
38:1.0.1.1.16PART 14
   PART 14 - LEGAL SERVICES, GENERAL COUNSEL, AND MISCELLANEOUS CLAIMS
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.161SUBJGRP 161
      Litigation (Other Than Under the Federal Tort Claims Act); Indemnification
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.162SUBJGRP 162
      Prosecution
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.163SUBJGRP 163
      Federal Tort Claims
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.164SUBJGRP 164
      Administrative Settlement of Tort Claims Arising in Foreign Countries
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.165SUBJGRP 165
      Claims for Damage to or Loss of Government Property
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.166SUBJGRP 166
      Claims for Cost of Medical Care and Services
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.167SUBJGRP 167
      Representation of Department of Veterans Affairs Claimants; Recognition of Organizations, Accredited Representatives, Attorneys, Agents; Rules of Practice and Information Concerning Fees, 38 U.S.C. 5901-5905
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.168SUBJGRP 168
      Personnel Claims
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.169SUBJGRP 169
      Commitments - Fiduciaries
38:1.0.1.1.16.0.170SUBJGRP 170
      Testimony of Department Personnel and Production of Department Records in Legal Proceedings
38:1.0.1.1.17PART 15
   PART 15 - ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38:1.0.1.1.18PART 16
   PART 16 - PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS
38:1.0.1.1.19PART 17
   PART 17 - MEDICAL
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.171SUBJGRP 171
      Definitions and Active Duty
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.172SUBJGRP 172
      Protection of Patient Rights
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.173SUBJGRP 173
      Tentative Eligibility Determinations
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.174SUBJGRP 174
      Hospital or Nursing Home Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175SUBJGRP 175
      Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.176SUBJGRP 176
      Examinations and Observation and Examination
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177SUBJGRP 177
      Hospital, Domiciliary and Nursing Home Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.178SUBJGRP 178
      Use of Department of Defense, Public Health Service or Other Federal Hospitals
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179SUBJGRP 179
      Use of Public or Private Hospitals
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.180SUBJGRP 180
      Use of Community Nursing Home Care Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181SUBJGRP 181
      Community Residential Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182SUBJGRP 182
      Use of Services of Other Federal Agencies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.183SUBJGRP 183
      Research-Related Injuries
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.184SUBJGRP 184
      Care During Certain Disasters and Emergencies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.185SUBJGRP 185
      Vocational Training and Health-Care Eligibility Protection for Pension Recipients
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186SUBJGRP 186
      Outpatient Treatment
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187SUBJGRP 187
      Charges, Waivers, and Collections
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.188SUBJGRP 188
      Disciplinary Control of Beneficiaries Receiving Hospital, Domiciliary or Nursing Home Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189SUBJGRP 189
      Copayments
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.190SUBJGRP 190
      Ceremonies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.191SUBJGRP 191
      Reimbursement for Loss By Natural Disaster of Personal Effects of Hospitalized or Nursing Home Patients
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.192SUBJGRP 192
      Reimbursement to Employees for the Cost of Repairing or Replacing Certain Personal Property Damaged or Destroyed by Patients or Members
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193SUBJGRP 193
      Payment and Reimbursement of the Expenses of Medical Services Not Previously Authorized
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.194SUBJGRP 194
      Reconsideration of Denied Claims
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.195SUBJGRP 195
      Delegation of Authority
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196SUBJGRP 196
      Prosthetic, Sensory, and Rehabilitative Aids
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197SUBJGRP 197
      Automotive Equipment and Driver Training
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198SUBJGRP 198
      Dental Services
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.199SUBJGRP 199
      Autopsies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.200SUBJGRP 200
      Veterans Canteen Service
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201SUBJGRP 201
      Sharing of Medical Facilities, Equipment, and Information
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202SUBJGRP 202
      Grants for Exchange of Information
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203SUBJGRP 203
      Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) - Medical Care for Survivors and Dependents of Certain Veterans
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.204SUBJGRP 204
      In Vitro Fertilization and Reimbursement of Adoption Expenses
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.205SUBJGRP 205
      Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.206SUBJGRP 206
      Hospital Care and Medical Services for Spouses and Families
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.207SUBJGRP 207
      Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice in VA
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.208SUBJGRP 208
      Center for Innovation for Care and Payment
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209SUBJGRP 209
      Confidentiality of Healthcare Quality Assurance Review Records
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210SUBJGRP 210
      VA Health Professional Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.211SUBJGRP 211
      Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212SUBJGRP 212
      Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213SUBJGRP 213
      Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214SUBJGRP 214
      Program for Repayment of Educational Loans for Certain VA Psychiatrists
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.215SUBJGRP 215
      Chaplain Services
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216SUBJGRP 216
      Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217SUBJGRP 217
      Transitional Housing Loan Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218SUBJGRP 218
      Health Care Benefits for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Veterans with Covered Service in Korea - Spina Bifida and Covered Birth Defects
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219SUBJGRP 219
      Payment or Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Nonservice-Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220SUBJGRP 220
      Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.221SUBJGRP 221
      Vet Centers
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222SUBJGRP 222
      Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223SUBJGRP 223
      Veterans Community Care Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224SUBJGRP 224
      Veterans Care Agreements