Department of Veterans Affairs January 26, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisher Houses and Other Temporary Lodging
Document Number: 2016-01491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning Fisher House and other temporary lodging furnished by VA while a veteran is experiencing an episode of care at a VA medical facility. Such lodging is generally furnished to veterans' relatives, close friends, and caregivers at no cost, because VA's experience has shown that veterans' treatment outcomes are improved by having loved ones nearby. The proposed rule updates current regulations and better describes the application process for this lodging. The proposed rule generally reflects current VA policy and practice.