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AB-825 Veterans’ homes: investigations: financial status.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 825


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Atkins

February 17, 2011


An act to amend Section 1012.1 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 825, as introduced, Atkins. Veterans’ homes: investigations: financial status.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate a veteran’s financial status to ensure that the veteran cannot pay for the necessary care outside of the veterans’ home.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1012.1 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:

1012.1.
 Prior to the admission of a veteran as a member of the home, and at any time during which a veteran is a member of the home, the department may investigate the veterans’ veteran’s financial status to insure ensure that the veteran is unable to pay for necessary hospital or domiciliary care outside of the home. The department may contract with any other state agency to conduct such an investigation in its behalf.