Title 38

PART 17

Part 17 - Medical

PART 17 - MEDICAL Authority:38 U.S.C. 501, and as noted in specific sections.

Section 17.32 also issued under 38 U.S.C. 7331-7334.

Section 17.35 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1724.

Section 17.38 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1703.

Section 17.46 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1710.

Section 17.52 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1701, 1703, 1710, 1712, and 3104.

Section 17.55 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 513, 1703, and 1728.

Section 17.56 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1703 and 1728.

Sections 17.61 through 17.74 are also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1730.

Section 17.105 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 501, 1721, 1722A, 1724, and 1725A.

Section 17.108 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 501, 1703, 1710, 1725A, and 1730A.

Section 17.110 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 501, 1703, 1710, 1720D, 1722A, and 1730A.

Section 17.111 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 101(28), 501, 1701(7), 1703, 1710, 1710B, 1720B, 1720D, and 1722A.

Section 17.125 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 7304.

Section 17.169 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1712C.

Sections 17.380, 17.390 and 17.412 are also issued under sec. 260, Pub. L. 114-223, 130 Stat. 857, and sec. 236, Public Law 115-141, 132 Stat. 348, and sec. 236, div. J, Pub. L 115-141, 132 Stat. 348.

Section 17.410 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1787.

Section 17.415 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 7301, 7304, 7402, and 7403.

Section 17.417 also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1701 (note), 1709A, 1712A (note), 1722B, 7301, 7330A, 7401-7403, 7406 (note).

Section 17.450 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1703E.

Sections 17.613 through 17.618 are also issued under Pub. L. 115-182, sec. 304.

Sections 17.640 and 17.647 are also issued under sec. 4, Pub. L. 114-2, 129 Stat. 30.

Sections 17.641 through 17.646 are also issued under 38 U.S.C. 501(a) and sec. 4, Pub. L. 114-2, 129 Stat. 30.

Section 17.655 also issued under 38 U.S.C. 501(a), 7304, 7405.

Sections 17.4000 through 17.4040 also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1703, 1703B, and 1703C.

Section 17.4100 et seq. is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1703A.

Section 17.4600 is also issued under 38 U.S.C. 1725A.

38:1.0.1.1.19.0.171SUBJGRP 171
   Definitions and Active Duty
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.171.1SECTION 17.1
   17.1 Incorporation by reference.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.171.2SECTION 17.30
   17.30 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.171.3SECTION 17.31
   17.31 Duty periods defined.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.172SUBJGRP 172
   Protection of Patient Rights
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.172.4SECTION 17.32
   17.32 Informed consent and advance directives.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.172.5SECTION 17.33
   17.33 Patients' rights.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.173SUBJGRP 173
   Tentative Eligibility Determinations
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.173.6SECTION 17.34
   17.34 Tentative eligibility determinations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.174SUBJGRP 174
   Hospital or Nursing Home Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.174.7SECTION 17.35
   17.35 Hospital care and outpatient services in foreign countries.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175SUBJGRP 175
   Enrollment Provisions and Medical Benefits Package
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175.8SECTION 17.36
   17.36 Enrollment - provision of hospital and outpatient care to veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175.9SECTION 17.37
   17.37 Enrollment not required - provision of hospital and outpatient care to veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175.10SECTION 17.38
   17.38 Medical benefits package.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175.11SECTION 17.39
   17.39 Certain Filipino veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.175.12SECTION 17.40
   17.40 Additional services for indigents.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.176SUBJGRP 176
   Examinations and Observation and Examination
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.176.13SECTION 17.41
   17.41 Persons eligible for hospital observation and physical examination.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.176.14SECTION 17.42
   17.42 Examinations on an outpatient basis.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177SUBJGRP 177
   Hospital, Domiciliary and Nursing Home Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.15SECTION 17.43
   17.43 Persons entitled to hospital or domiciliary care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.16SECTION 17.44
   17.44 Hospital care for certain retirees with chronic disability (Executive Orders 10122, 10400 and 11733).
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.17SECTION 17.45
   17.45 Hospital care for research purposes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.18SECTION 17.46
   17.46 Eligibility for hospital, domiciliary or nursing home care of persons discharged or released from active military, naval, or air service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.19SECTION 17.47
   17.47 Considerations applicable in determining eligibility for hospital care, medical services, nursing home care, or domiciliary care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.20SECTION 17.48
   17.48 Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residences program.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.177.21SECTION 17.49
   17.49 Priorities for outpatient medical services and inpatient hospital care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.178SUBJGRP 178
   Use of Department of Defense, Public Health Service or Other Federal Hospitals
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.178.22SECTION 17.50
   17.50 Use of Department of Defense, Public Health Service or other Federal hospitals with beds allocated to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.178.23SECTION 17.51
   17.51 Emergency 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
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179.24SECTION 17.52
   17.52 Hospital care and medical services in non-VA facilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179.25SECTION 17.53
   17.53 Limitations on use of public or private hospitals.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179.26SECTION 17.54
   17.54 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179.27SECTION 17.55
   17.55 Payment for authorized public or private hospital care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.179.28SECTION 17.56
   17.56 VA payment for inpatient and outpatient health care professional services at non-departmental facilities and other medical charges associated with non-VA outpatient care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.180SUBJGRP 180
   Use of Community Nursing Home Care Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.180.29SECTION 17.57
   17.57 Use of community nursing homes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.180.30SECTION 17.58
   17.58 Evacuation of community nursing homes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.180.31SECTION 17.60
   17.60 Extensions of community nursing home care beyond six months.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181SUBJGRP 181
   Community Residential Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.32SECTION 17.61
   17.61 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.33SECTION 17.62
   17.62 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.34SECTION 17.63
   17.63 Approval of community residential care facilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.35SECTION 17.64
   17.64 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.36SECTION 17.65
   17.65 Approvals and provisional approvals of community residential care facilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.37SECTION 17.66
   17.66 Notice of noncompliance with VA standards.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.38SECTION 17.67
   17.67 Request for a hearing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.39SECTION 17.68
   17.68 Notice and conduct of hearing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.40SECTION 17.69
   17.69 Waiver of opportunity for hearing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.41SECTION 17.70
   17.70 Written decision following a hearing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.42SECTION 17.71
   17.71 Revocation of VA approval.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.43SECTION 17.72
   17.72 Availability of information.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.44SECTION 17.73
   17.73 Medical foster homes - general.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.181.45SECTION 17.74
   17.74 Standards applicable to medical foster homes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182SUBJGRP 182
   Use of Services of Other Federal Agencies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182.46SECTION 17.80
   17.80 Alcohol and drug dependence or abuse treatment and rehabilitation in residential and nonresidential facilities by contract.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182.47SECTION 17.81
   17.81 Contracts for residential treatment services for veterans with alcohol or drug dependence or abuse disabilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182.48SECTION 17.82
   17.82 Contracts for outpatient services for veterans with alcohol or drug dependence or abuse disabilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.182.49SECTION 17.83
   17.83 Limitations on payment for alcohol and drug dependence or abuse treatment and rehabilitation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.183SUBJGRP 183
   Research-Related Injuries
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.183.50SECTION 17.85
   17.85 Treatment of research-related injuries to human subjects.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.184SUBJGRP 184
   Care During Certain Disasters and Emergencies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.184.51SECTION 17.86
   17.86 Provision of hospital care and medical services during certain disasters and emergencies under 38 U.S.C. 1785.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.185SUBJGRP 185
   Vocational Training and Health-Care Eligibility Protection for Pension Recipients
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.185.52SECTION 17.90
   17.90 Medical care for veterans receiving vocational training under 38 U.S.C. chapter 15.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.185.53SECTION 17.91
   17.91 Protection of health-care eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186SUBJGRP 186
   Outpatient Treatment
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.54SECTION 17.92
   17.92 Outpatient care for research purposes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.55SECTION 17.93
   17.93 Eligibility for outpatient services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.56SECTION 17.94
   17.94 Outpatient medical services for military retirees and other beneficiaries.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.57SECTION 17.95
   17.95 Outpatient medical services for Department of Veterans Affairs employees and others in emergencies.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.58SECTION 17.96
   17.96 Medication prescribed by non-VA physicians.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.59SECTION 17.97
   17.97 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.186.60SECTION 17.98
   17.98 Mental health services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187SUBJGRP 187
   Charges, Waivers, and Collections
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.61SECTION 17.101
   17.101 Collection or recovery by VA for medical care or services provided or furnished to a veteran for a nonservice-connected disability.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.62SECTION 17.102
   17.102 Charges for care or services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.63SECTION 17.103
   17.103 Referrals of compromise settlement offers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.64SECTION 17.104
   17.104 Terminations and suspensions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.65SECTION 17.105
   17.105 Waivers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.187.66SECTION 17.106
   17.106 VA collection rules; third-party payers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.188SUBJGRP 188
   Disciplinary Control of Beneficiaries Receiving Hospital, Domiciliary or Nursing Home Care
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.188.67SECTION 17.107
   17.107 VA response to disruptive behavior of patients.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189SUBJGRP 189
   Copayments
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189.68SECTION 17.108
   17.108 Copayments for inpatient hospital care and outpatient medical care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189.69SECTION 17.109
   17.109 Presumptive eligibility for psychosis and mental illness other than psychosis.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189.70SECTION 17.110
   17.110 Copayments for medication.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.189.71SECTION 17.111
   17.111 Copayments for extended care services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.190SUBJGRP 190
   Ceremonies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.190.72SECTION 17.112
   17.112 Services or ceremonies on Department of Veterans Affairs hospital or center reservations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.191SUBJGRP 191
   Reimbursement for Loss By Natural Disaster of Personal Effects of Hospitalized or Nursing Home Patients
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.191.73SECTION 17.113
   17.113 Conditions of custody.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.191.74SECTION 17.114
   17.114 Submittal of claim for reimbursement.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.191.75SECTION 17.115
   17.115 Claims in cases of incompetent 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
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.192.76SECTION 17.116
   17.116 Adjudication of claims.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193SUBJGRP 193
   Payment and Reimbursement of the Expenses of Medical Services Not Previously Authorized
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.77SECTION 17.120
   17.120 Payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment furnished by non-VA providers to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.78SECTION 17.121
   17.121 Limitations on payment or reimbursement of the costs of emergency treatment not previously authorized.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.79SECTION 17.122
   17.122 Payment or reimbursement of the expenses of repairs to prosthetic appliances and similar devices furnished without prior authorization.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.80SECTION 17.123
   17.123 Claimants.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.81SECTION 17.124
   17.124 Preparation of claims.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.82SECTION 17.125
   17.125 Where to file claims.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.83SECTION 17.126
   17.126 Timely filing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.84SECTION 17.127
   17.127 Date of filing claims.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.85SECTION 17.128
   17.128 Allowable rates and fees.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.86SECTION 17.129
   17.129 Retroactive payments prohibited.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.87SECTION 17.130
   17.130 Payment for treatment dependent upon preference prohibited.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.88SECTION 17.131
   17.131 Payment of abandoned claims prohibited.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.193.89SECTION 17.132
   17.132 Appeals.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.194SUBJGRP 194
   Reconsideration of Denied Claims
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.194.90SECTION 17.133
   17.133 Procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.195SUBJGRP 195
   Delegation of Authority
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.195.91SECTION 17.142
   17.142 Authority to approve sharing agreements, contracts for scarce medical specialist services and contracts for other medical services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196SUBJGRP 196
   Prosthetic, Sensory, and Rehabilitative Aids
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.92SECTION 17.148
   17.148 Service dogs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.93SECTION 17.149
   17.149 Sensori-neural aids.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.94SECTION 17.150
   17.150 Prosthetic and similar appliances.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.95SECTION 17.151
   17.151 Invalid lifts for recipients of aid and attendance allowance or special monthly compensation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.96SECTION 17.152
   17.152 Devices to assist in overcoming the handicap of deafness.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.97SECTION 17.153
   17.153 Training in the use of appliances.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.196.98SECTION 17.154
   17.154 Equipment for blind veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197SUBJGRP 197
   Automotive Equipment and Driver Training
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197.99SECTION 17.155
   17.155 Minimum standards of safety and quality for automotive adaptive equipment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197.100SECTION 17.156
   17.156 Eligibility for automobile adaptive equipment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197.101SECTION 17.157
   17.157 Definition-adaptive equipment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197.102SECTION 17.158
   17.158 Limitations on assistance.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.197.103SECTION 17.159
   17.159 Obtaining vehicles for special driver training courses.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198SUBJGRP 198
   Dental Services
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.104SECTION 17.160
   17.160 Authorization of dental examinations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.105SECTION 17.161
   17.161 Authorization of outpatient dental treatment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.106SECTION 17.162
   17.162 Eligibility for Class II dental treatment without rating action.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.107SECTION 17.163
   17.163 Posthospital outpatient dental treatment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.108SECTION 17.164
   17.164 Patient responsibility in making and keeping dental appointments.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.109SECTION 17.165
   17.165 Emergency outpatient dental treatment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.110SECTION 17.166
   17.166 Dental services for hospital or nursing home patients and domiciled members.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.198.111SECTION 17.169
   17.169 VA Dental Insurance Program for veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans (VADIP).
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.199SUBJGRP 199
   Autopsies
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.199.112SECTION 17.170
   17.170 Autopsies.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.200SUBJGRP 200
   Veterans Canteen Service
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.200.113SECTION 17.180
   17.180 Delegation of authority.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201SUBJGRP 201
   Sharing of Medical Facilities, Equipment, and Information
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201.114SECTION 17.230
   17.230 Contingency backup to the Department of Defense.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201.115SECTION 17.240
   17.240 Sharing health-care resources.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201.116SECTION 17.241
   17.241 Sharing medical information services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.201.117SECTION 17.242
   17.242 Coordination of programs with Department of Health and Human Services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202SUBJGRP 202
   Grants for Exchange of Information
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.118SECTION 17.250
   17.250 Scope of the grant program.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.119SECTION 17.251
   17.251 The Subcommittee on Academic Affairs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.120SECTION 17.252
   17.252 Ex officio member of subcommittee.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.121SECTION 17.253
   17.253 Applicants for grants.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.122SECTION 17.254
   17.254 Applications.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.123SECTION 17.255
   17.255 Applications for grants for programs which include construction projects.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.124SECTION 17.256
   17.256 Amended or supplemental applications.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.125SECTION 17.257
   17.257 Awards procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.126SECTION 17.258
   17.258 Terms and conditions to which awards are subject.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.127SECTION 17.259
   17.259 Direct costs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.128SECTION 17.260
   17.260 Patient care costs to be excluded from direct costs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.129SECTION 17.261
   17.261 Indirect costs.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.130SECTION 17.262
   17.262 Authority to approve applications discretionary.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.131SECTION 17.263
   17.263 Suspension and termination procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.132SECTION 17.264
   17.264 Recoupments and releases.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.133SECTION 17.265
   17.265 Payments.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.202.134SECTION 17.266
   17.266 Copyrights and patents.
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
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.135SECTION 17.270
   17.270 General provisions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.136SECTION 17.271
   17.271 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.137SECTION 17.272
   17.272 Benefits limitations/exclusions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.138SECTION 17.273
   17.273 Preauthorization.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.139SECTION 17.274
   17.274 Cost sharing.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.140SECTION 17.275
   17.275 Claim filing deadline.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.141SECTION 17.276
   17.276 Appeal/review process.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.142SECTION 17.277
   17.277 Third-party liability/medical care cost recovery.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.203.143SECTION 17.278
   17.278 Confidentiality of records.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.204SUBJGRP 204
   In Vitro Fertilization and Reimbursement of Adoption Expenses
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.204.144SECTION 17.380
   17.380 In vitro fertilization treatment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.204.145SECTION 17.390
   17.390 Reimbursement for qualifying adoption expenses incurred by certain veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.205SUBJGRP 205
   Hospital Care and Medical Services for Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.205.146SECTION 17.400
   17.400 Hospital care and medical services for Camp Lejeune veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.206SUBJGRP 206
   Hospital Care and Medical Services for Spouses and Families
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.206.147SECTION 17.410
   17.410 Hospital care and medical services for Camp Lejeune family members.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.206.148SECTION 17.412
   17.412 Fertility counseling and treatment for certain spouses.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.207SUBJGRP 207
   Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice in VA
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.207.149SECTION 17.415
   17.415 Full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.207.150SECTION 17.417
   17.417 Health care providers practicing via telehealth.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.208SUBJGRP 208
   Center for Innovation for Care and Payment
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.208.151SECTION 17.450
   17.450 Center for Innovation for Care and Payment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209SUBJGRP 209
   Confidentiality of Healthcare Quality Assurance Review Records
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.152SECTION 17.500
   17.500 General.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.153SECTION 17.501
   17.501 Confidential and privileged documents.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.154SECTION 17.502
   17.502 Applicability of other statutes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.155SECTION 17.503
   17.503 Improper disclosure.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.156SECTION 17.504
   17.504 Disclosure methods.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.157SECTION 17.505
   17.505 Disclosure authorities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.158SECTION 17.506
   17.506 Appeal of decision by Veterans Health Administration to deny disclosure.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.159SECTION 17.507
   17.507 Employee responsibilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.160SECTION 17.508
   17.508 Access to quality assurance records and documents within the agency.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.161SECTION 17.509
   17.509 Authorized disclosure: Non-Department of Veterans Affairs requests.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.162SECTION 17.510
   17.510 Redisclosure.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.209.163SECTION 17.511
   17.511 Penalties for violations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210SUBJGRP 210
   VA Health Professional Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.164SECTION 17.600
   17.600 Purpose.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.165SECTION 17.601
   17.601 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.166SECTION 17.602
   17.602 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.167SECTION 17.603
   17.603 Availability of HPSP scholarships.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.168SECTION 17.604
   17.604 Application for the HPSP.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.169SECTION 17.605
   17.605 Selection of participants.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.170SECTION 17.606
   17.606 Award procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.171SECTION 17.607
   17.607 Obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.172SECTION 17.608
   17.608 Deferment of obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.173SECTION 17.609
   17.609 Pay during period of obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.174SECTION 17.610
   17.610 Failure to comply with terms and conditions of participation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.175SECTION 17.611
   17.611 Bankruptcy.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.210.176SECTION 17.612
   17.612 Cancellation, waiver, or suspension of obligation.
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
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.177SECTION 17.613
   17.613 Purpose.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.178SECTION 17.614
   17.614 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.179SECTION 17.615
   17.615 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.180SECTION 17.616
   17.616 Award procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.181SECTION 17.617
   17.617 Agreement and obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.212.182SECTION 17.618
   17.618 Failure to comply with terms and conditions of agreement.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213SUBJGRP 213
   Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility Professional Scholarship Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.183SECTION 17.625
   17.625 Purpose.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.184SECTION 17.626
   17.626 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.185SECTION 17.627
   17.627 Eligibility for the VIOMPSP.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.186SECTION 17.628
   17.628 Availability of VIOMPSP scholarships.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.187SECTION 17.629
   17.629 Application for the VIOMPSP.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.188SECTION 17.630
   17.630 Selection of VIOMPSP participants.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.189SECTION 17.631
   17.631 Award procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.190SECTION 17.632
   17.632 Obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.191SECTION 17.633
   17.633 Deferment of obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.192SECTION 17.634
   17.634 Failure to comply with terms and conditions of participation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.193SECTION 17.635
   17.635 Bankruptcy.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.213.194SECTION 17.636
   17.636 Cancellation, waiver, or suspension of obligation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214SUBJGRP 214
   Program for Repayment of Educational Loans for Certain VA Psychiatrists
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.195SECTION 17.640
   17.640 Purpose.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.196SECTION 17.641
   17.641 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.197SECTION 17.642
   17.642 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.198SECTION 17.643
   17.643 Application for the PREL.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.199SECTION 17.644
   17.644 Selection of participants.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.200SECTION 17.645
   17.645 Award procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.201SECTION 17.646
   17.646 Obligated service.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.214.202SECTION 17.647
   17.647 Failure to comply with terms and conditions of participation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.215SUBJGRP 215
   Chaplain Services
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.215.203SECTION 17.655
   17.655 Ecclesiastical endorsing organizations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216SUBJGRP 216
   Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.204SECTION 17.700
   17.700 Purpose and scope.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.205SECTION 17.701
   17.701 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.206SECTION 17.702
   17.702 Grants - general.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.207SECTION 17.703
   17.703 Eligibility and application.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.208SECTION 17.705
   17.705 Scoring criteria and selection.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.209SECTION 17.710
   17.710 Notice of Fund Availability.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.210SECTION 17.715
   17.715 Grant agreements.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.211SECTION 17.720
   17.720 Payments under the grant.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.212SECTION 17.725
   17.725 Grantee reporting requirements.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.216.213SECTION 17.730
   17.730 Recovery of funds by VA.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217SUBJGRP 217
   Transitional Housing Loan Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.214SECTION 17.800
   17.800 Purpose.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.215SECTION 17.801
   17.801 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.216SECTION 17.802
   17.802 Application provisions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.217SECTION 17.803
   17.803 Order of consideration.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.218SECTION 17.804
   17.804 Loan approval criteria.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.217.219SECTION 17.805
   17.805 Additional terms of loans.
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
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.220SECTION 17.900
   17.900 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.221SECTION 17.901
   17.901 Provision of health care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.222SECTION 17.902
   17.902 Preauthorization.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.223SECTION 17.903
   17.903 Payment.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.224SECTION 17.904
   17.904 Review and appeal process.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.218.225SECTION 17.905
   17.905 Medical records.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219SUBJGRP 219
   Payment or Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Nonservice-Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.226SECTION 17.1000
   17.1000 Payment or reimbursement for emergency services for nonservice-connected conditions in non-VA facilities.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.227SECTION 17.1001
   17.1001 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.228SECTION 17.1002
   17.1002 Substantive conditions for payment or reimbursement.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.229SECTION 17.1003
   17.1003 Emergency transportation.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.230SECTION 17.1004
   17.1004 Filing claims.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.231SECTION 17.1005
   17.1005 Payment limitations.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.232SECTION 17.1006
   17.1006 Decisionmakers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.233SECTION 17.1007
   17.1007 Independent right of recovery.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.219.234SECTION 17.1008
   17.1008 Balance billing prohibited.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220SUBJGRP 220
   Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.235SECTION 17.1500
   17.1500 Purpose and scope.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.236SECTION 17.1505
   17.1505 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.237SECTION 17.1510
   17.1510 Eligible veterans.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.238SECTION 17.1515
   17.1515 Authorizing non-VA care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.239SECTION 17.1520
   17.1520 Effect on other provisions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.240SECTION 17.1525
   17.1525 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.241SECTION 17.1530
   17.1530 Eligible entities and providers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.242SECTION 17.1535
   17.1535 Payment rates and methodologies.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.220.243SECTION 17.1540
   17.1540 Claims processing system.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.221SUBJGRP 221
   Vet Centers
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.221.244SECTION 17.2000
   17.2000 Vet Center services.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222SUBJGRP 222
   Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.245SECTION 17.3100
   17.3100 Purpose and scope.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.246SECTION 17.3101
   17.3101 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.247SECTION 17.3102
   17.3102 Eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.248SECTION 17.3103-17.3104
   17.3103-17.3104 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.249SECTION 17.3105
   17.3105 HISA benefit lifetime limits.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.250SECTION 17.3106-17.3119
   17.3106-17.3119 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.251SECTION 17.3120
   17.3120 Application for HISA benefits.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.252SECTION 17.3121-17.3124
   17.3121-17.3124 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.253SECTION 17.3125
   17.3125 Approving HISA benefits applications.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.254SECTION 17.3126
   17.3126 Disapproving HISA benefits applications.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.255SECTION 17.3127-17.3129
   17.3127-17.3129 [Reserved]
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.222.256SECTION 17.3130
   17.3130 HISA benefits payment procedures.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223SUBJGRP 223
   Veterans Community Care Program
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.257SECTION 17.4000
   17.4000 Purpose and scope.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.258SECTION 17.4005
   17.4005 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.259SECTION 17.4010
   17.4010 Veteran eligibility.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.260SECTION 17.4015
   17.4015 Designated VA medical service lines.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.261SECTION 17.4020
   17.4020 Authorized non-VA care.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.262SECTION 17.4025
   17.4025 Effect on other provisions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.263SECTION 17.4030
   17.4030 Eligible entities and providers.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.264SECTION 17.4035
   17.4035 Payment rates.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.223.265SECTION 17.4040
   17.4040 Designated access standards.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224SUBJGRP 224
   Veterans Care Agreements
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.266SECTION 17.4100
   17.4100 Definitions.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.267SECTION 17.4105
   17.4105 Purpose and Scope.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.268SECTION 17.4110
   17.4110 Entity or provider certification.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.269SECTION 17.4115
   17.4115 VA use of Veterans Care Agreements.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.270SECTION 17.4120
   17.4120 Payment rates.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.271SECTION 17.4125
   17.4125 Review of Veterans Care Agreements.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.272SECTION 17.4130
   17.4130 Discontinuation of Veterans Care Agreements.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.273SECTION 17.4135
   17.4135 Disputes.
38:1.0.1.1.19.0.224.274SECTION 17.4600
   17.4600 Urgent care.