17 KAR 3:040. Admission to state veterans’ nursing homes

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/017/003/040.htm
Published: 2015

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      17 KAR 3:040. Admission to state veterans’ nursing homes.


      RELATES TO: KRS 40.320, 40.325, 38 U.S.C




40.320 authorizes state veterans’ nursing homes. KRS 40.325(2) authorizes the

Department of Veterans’ Affairs to promulgate any administrative regulations

necessary to operate the homes in compliance with applicable state and federal

statutes and regulations. This administrative regulation establishes the

eligibility requirements and monthly charges for admission into state veterans’

nursing homes.


      Section 1. Eligibility Requirements. (1) Except

as provided in subsection (2) of this section, to be admitted to a Kentucky

Veterans’ Center, the person shall:

      (a) Be a veteran;

      (b) Be disabled by reason of disease,

wounds, age, or otherwise be in need of nursing care;

      (c) Be a Kentucky resident as of the date

of admission to a Kentucky Veterans’ Center; and

      (d) Have a military discharge that is not

of a dishonorable nature.

      (2) A person shall not be eligible for

admission if the person:

      (a) Has been diagnosed by a qualified

health care professional as acutely mentally ill, as an acute alcoholic, as

addicted to drugs, as continuously disruptive, or as dangerous to self or others;

      (b) Is ventilator dependent; or

      (c) Has needs that cannot be met by the

Veterans’ Center.


      Section 2. Computation of Charges, Veteran

Resident Resources. (1) Except as provided by subsection (4) of this section,

each veteran shall contribute toward the cost of care based on the veteran’s total

resources and ability to pay in accordance with 17 KAR 3:020.

      (2) The monthly charge for a Medicaid

qualified resident shall be established by the Kentucky Department of Medicaid

Services in accordance with 907 KAR 1:006.

      (3) The monthly charge for a resident who

does not disclose total resources shall be established in accordance with 17

KAR 3:020, Maximum charge for room and care at state veterans’ nursing homes.

      (4) If a veteran meets the requirements established

in 38 U.S.C. 1745(a) for a service-connected disability, the veteran shall not

be charged for room and care.

      (5) The monthly charge for a Medicare

recipient qualifying for skilled services shall be the applicable co-payments

as established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (39 Ky.R.

1963; eff. 7-5-2013.)