Veterans Health Care Regulations

Version of section 21 from 2010-01-01 to 2016-03-31:

  •  (1) Subject to section 33.1, the following clients are eligible to receive adult residential care, intermediate care or chronic care in a departmental facility or a contract bed:

    • (a) veteran pensioners;

    • (b) income-qualified veterans;

    • (c) overseas service veterans; and

    • (d) dual service veterans.

  • (2) Subject to section 33.1, a client who was in receipt of adult residential care, intermediate care or chronic care in a departmental facility or a contract bed on August 31, 1990 is eligible to receive care in a departmental facility or a contract bed after that day for as long as the client continues, without interruption, to need adult residential care, intermediate care or chronic care.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a client who is discharged from a departmental facility pursuant to section 26 or whose discharge from a contract bed is recommended pursuant to that section.

  • (4) Subject to section 33.1, veterans described in paragraph (h) of the definition “veteran” in section 2 are eligible to receive intermediate care or chronic care in a departmental facility or contract bed if an assessment indicates that their health care needs have increased and that they require specialized care that cannot adequately be provided in a community facility other than in a contract bed.

  • (5) Despite subsection (1), an income-qualified veteran or an overseas service veteran, who is an allied veteran described in paragraphs 37(4)(c.1) and (d.1) or subsection 37(4.1) or (4.2) of the War Veterans Allowance Act and who is not an allied veteran described in paragraph (g) of the definition veteran in section 2, is not eligible to receive the care referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/92-406, s. 6
  • SOR/98-386, s. 11
  • SOR/2001-157, s. 6
  • SOR/2001-326, s. 7
  • SOR/2003-362, s. 6
  • SOR/2009-334, s. 3
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