90 STAT. 2844
Medical treatment, eligibility.
PUBLIC LAW 94-581—OCT. 21, 1976 expenses of travel and subsistence of such family member or individual in the case of a veteran who is receiving care for a service-connected disability, or in the case of dependent or survivor of a veteran receiving care under the last sentence of section 613(b) of this title). For the purposes of this paragraph, a dependent or survivor of a veteran receiving care under the last sentence of section 613(b) of this title shall be eligible for the same medical services as a veteran."; (3) amending paragraph (7) to read as follows: " (7) The term 'domiciliary care' includes necessary medical services and travel and incidental expenses pursuant to the provisions of section 111 of this title."; and (4) inserting at the end of such section the following new paragraph: "(8) The term 'rehabilitative services' means such professional, counseling, and guidance services and treatment programs (other than those types of vocational rehabilitation services provided under chapter 31 of this title) as are necessary to restore, to the maximum extent possible, the physical, mental, and psychological functioning of an ill or disabled person.". SEC. 103. (a) Section 612 of title 38, United States Code, is amended (1) inserting after the first sentence of subsection (a) the following new sentence: "The Administrator may also furnish to any such veteran such home health services as the Administrator finds to be necessary or appropriate for the effective and economical treatment of such disability (including only such improvements and structural alterations the cost of which does not exceed $2,500 (or reimbursement up to such amount) as are necessary to assure the continuation of treatment for such disability or to provide access to the home or to essential lavatory and sanitary facilities."; (2) striking out "or" at the end of clause (4) of subsection (b); redesignating clause (5) of such subsection as clause (6); and inserting after clause (4) of such subsection the following new clause (5): "(5) which is a non-service-connected condition or disability of a veteran for which treatment was begun while such veteran was receiving hospital care under this chapter and such services and treatment are reasonably necessary to complete such treatment; or"; (3) striking out "may also furnish" in subsection (f) and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and "within the limits of Veterans' Administration facilities, may furnish"; (4) inserting in clause (1)(A) of subsection (f) "(to the extent that facilities are available)" after "or" the first place it appears; (5) inserting before the semicolon at the end of clause (1)(B) of subsection (f) "(for a period not in excess of twelve months after discharge from in-hospital treatment, except where the Administrator finds that a longer period is required by virtue of the disability being treated)"; (6) striking out "80" and inserting in lieu thereof "50" in clause (2) of subsection (f); (7) inserting at the end of subsection (f) the following ncAv sentence: "The Administrator may also furnish to any such veteran such home health services as the Administrator determines to