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Furthering the Cause of Anti-Federalism

The REAL #VAScandal: Failure To Refer Veterans to NON-VA Facility For Care

 The VA is allowed by law to authorize Non-VA Facility Care.

Title 38 of the United States Code (USC) §1703 establishes clinical access
criteria and individual eligibility criteria for non-emergency fee care. VHA
must ensure that both criteria are met before authorizing inpatient care.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/38/1703

Clinical Access Criteria—The statute authorizes the use of fee care only if
VHA: (1) does not have the clinical capability, (2) does not have capacity, or
(3) facilities are geographically inaccessible for the veteran.

The VA even has a Website about Non-VA Care

http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/

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