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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-322—MAY 20, 1988

102 STAT. 507

(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 215 the following new item: "216. Assistance to certain rehabilitation activities.".

SEC. 133. RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO VETERANS' HEALTH CARE. The text of section 621 is amended to read as follows: "Rules and regulations prescribed under section 210(c)(l) of this title shall include rules and regulations to promote good conduct on the part of persons who are receiving hospital, nursing home, and domiciliary care and medical services in Veterans' Administration facilities. The Administrator may prescribe in rules and regulations under such section limitations in connection with the furnishing of such care and services during a period of national emergency (other than a period of war or an emergency described in section 5011A of this title).". SEC. 134. PER DIEM RATES FOR CARE IN STATE HOMES.

(a) INCREASES IN RATES.—Section 641 is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking out clauses (1) through (3) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(1) $8.70 for domiciliary care; and "(2) $20.35 for nursing home care and hospital care,"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) Whenever the Administrator makes a determination pursuant to section 620(a)(2)(A) of this title that the cost of care furnished by the Veterans' Administration in a general hospital under the direct jurisdiction of the Administrator has increased, the Administrator may, effective no earlier than the date of such determination, increase the rates paid under subsection (a) of this section by a percentage not greater than the percentage by which the Administrator has determined that such cost of care has increased.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATES.—(1) The amendment made by subsection 38 USC 641 note. (a)(1) shall take effect as of January 1, 1988. (2) The amendment made by subsection (a)(2) shall take effect on October 1, 1988. SEC. 135. MEDICAL RESEARCH.

Section 4101(c)(l) is amended by striking out the parenthetical phrase and inserting in lieu thereof "(including biomedical, mental illness, prosthetic and other rehabilitative, and health-care-services research and stressing research into spinal-cord injuries and other diseases that lead to paralysis of the lower extremities and research into injuries and illnesses particularly related to service)". SEC. 136. CONVERSION OF UNDERUSED SPACE TO DOMICILIARY-CARE BEDS.

38 USC 5010 note.

(a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Subject to subsection (b), the Administrator Urban areas. shall, not later than June 1, 1988, in urban areas in which there are Homeless significant numbers of homeless veterans, convert underused space persons. located in facilities under the jurisdiction of the Administrator to 500 domiciliary-care beds to be used for the care of veterans in need of domiciliary care, primarily homeless veterans. (2) If the Administrator determines that it is impractical to undertake the conversions required in paragraph (1) to the extent required in that paragraph—

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