Sunday, September 15, 2013

Veterans Health Administration Update MILITARY EXPOSURES

Did you serve at Camp Lejeune for 30 or more days between 1957 and 1987? VA published a proposed regulation Sept. 11, 2013, which discusses how we will improve health care for eligible Veterans with 1 of 15 conditions.

Proposed rule governing health care for former residents @ MCB. Camp LeJeune, NC due to long-lasting, widespread water contamination affecting all who were there between 1957 and 1987 published 11 September 2013 in the Federal Register.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations to implement a statutory mandate that VA provide health care to certain veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days during the period beginning on January 1, 1957, and ending on December 31, 1987. The law requires VA to furnish hospital care and medical services for these veterans for certain illnesses and conditions that may be attributed to exposure to toxins in the water system at Camp Lejeune. This proposed rule does not implement the statutory provision requiring VA to provide health care to these veterans' family members; regulations applicable to such family members are currently in development and will be promulgated through a separate notice.
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