HB 464: "An Act relating to state veterans' home facilities."

00HOUSE BILL NO. 464 01 "An Act relating to state veterans' home facilities." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 44.21.035 is amended to read: 04  Sec. 44.21.035. State veterans' home facilities. (a) The Department of 05 Administration shall apply for federal assistance to establish and operate state veterans' 06 home facilities that provide domiciliary care and nursing home care with related 07 medical services . The department, within available funds, shall establish and operate 08 veterans' homes at sites selected by the commissioner of administration after 09 consultation with the adjutant general and veterans' organizations. 10  (b) A person who resides in a veterans' [DOMICILIARY] home operated 11 under this section shall pay the Department of Administration a monthly charge 12 established by the department by regulation in payment of the cost of the care. The 13 charges shall be designed so that, when combined with federal or other nonstate 14 assistance that may be received on behalf of the residents, all costs of care are paid by

01 residents. The regulations may provide for exemptions or reductions based upon 02 hardship. 03  (c) In this section, "[DOMICILIARY] care" means care given in a state home 04 for veterans, as that term is defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(19), [THAT DOES NOT 05 PROVIDE NURSING HOME CARE OR RELATED MEDICAL SERVICES AND] 06 that meets the standards required under 38 U.S.C. 8134.