Department of Veterans Affairs December 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Duty Periods for Establishing Eligibility for Health Care
Document Number: 2013-30775
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations concerning eligibility for health care to re- establish the definitions of ``active military, naval, or air service,'' ``active duty,'' and ``active duty for training.'' These definitions were deleted in 1996; however, we believe that all duty periods should be defined in part 17 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to ensure proper determination of eligibility for VA health care. We are also providing a more complete definition of ``inactive duty training.''