Department of Veterans Affairs August 15, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pilot Program of Enhanced Contract Care Authority for Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Document Number: 2011-20675
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing Sec. 403 of Public Law (Pub. L.) 110-387, ``Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008,'' which requires VA to establish a pilot program to contract with non-VA health care providers to provide health services to highly rural veterans. This program will assist veterans who often have great difficulty obtaining VA health care due to physical distance to VA facilities.