Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
PART 17: MEDICAL
: Definitions and Active Duty
17.30 - Definitions.
When used in Department of Veterans Affairs medical regulations, each of the following terms shall have the meaning ascribed to it in this section:
(a) Medical services. The term medical services includes, in addition to medical examination, treatment, and rehabilitative services:
(1) Surgical services, dental services and appliances as authorized in ?? 17.160 through 17.166, optometric and podiatric services, (in the case of a person otherwise receiving care or services under this chapter) the preventive health care services set forth in 38 U.S.C. 1762, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, trusses and similar appliances, special clothing made necessary by the wearing of prosthetic appliances, and such other supplies or services as are medically determined to be reasonable and necessary.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1701(6)(A)(i))
(2) Such consultation, professional counseling, training and mental health services as are necessary in connection with the treatment?
(i) Of the service-connected disability of a veteran pursuant to ? 17.93(a);
(ii) Of the nonservice-connected disability of a veteran where such services were initiated during the veteran's hospitalization and the provision of such services is essential to permit the release of the veteran from inpatient care;
for the members of the immediate family or legal guardian of the veteran, or the individual in whose household such veteran certifies an intention to live, as may be essential to the effective treatment and rehabilitation of the veteran or dependent or survivor of a veteran receiving care under ? 17.84(c). For the purposes of this paragraph, a dependent or survivor of a veteran receiving care under ? 17.84(c) shall be eligible for the same medical services as a veteran; and(3) Transportation and incidental expenses for any person entitled to such benefits under the provisions of ? 17.143.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1701(6))
(b) Domiciliary care. The term domiciliary care means the furnishing of a home to a veteran, embracing the furnishing of shelter, food, clothing and other comforts of home, including necessary medical services. The term further includes travel and incidental expenses pursuant to ? 17.143.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1701(4))
[23 FR 6498, Aug. 22, 1958, as amended at 24 FR 8326, Oct. 14, 1959; 30 FR 1787, Feb. 9, 1965; 32 FR 6841, Mar. 4, 1967; 32 FR 13813, Oct. 4, 1967; 33 FR 5298, Apr. 3, 1968; 33 FR 19009, Dec. 20, 1968; 34 FR 9339, June 13, 1969; 36 FR 4782, Mar. 12, 1971; 45 FR 6934, Jan. 31, 1980; 47 FR 58246, Dec. 30, 1982; 49 FR 50029, Dec. 26, 1984; 51 FR 25264, July 10, 1986; 54 FR 14648, Apr. 12, 1989; 61 FR 21965, 21966, May 13, 1996; 62 FR 17072, Apr. 9, 1997]
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