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§ 505.3. Priorities for Admissions.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 12. Military and Veterans Affairs
Division 2. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Chapter 4. Veterans' Home of California
12 CCR § 505.3
§ 505.3. Priorities for Admissions.
(a) The Veterans Home shall admit veterans on a first come, first served basis subject to the limitations or requirements of Sections 980 and 1012 of the Military and Veterans Code.
(b) The Veterans Home shall evaluate requests for an urgent or priority admission date with special emphasis to be unbiased with respect to the state veteran population breakdown (in terms of ethnicity and geographic location), and to take into account age as well as socioeconomic needs. An urgent or priority admission is defined as an admission granted as an exception to the Veterans Home waiting list as described in Section 502.2. The Veterans Home shall review each application for an urgent or priority admission for the following factors:
(1) Social, economic hardship, age, and disability needs. Examples of social factors are the veteran's: a. ability to handle living together in a group situation; b. ability to get along well with others; c. willingness to accept counseling services; d. needs for companionship.
The economic factors considered are whether a hardship exists for the veteran living outside the Home that could be eliminated by Home membership or whether the cost of the veteran's health care outside the Home is greater. For example, with all other factors being equal, a homeless veteran's request for urgent admission shall receive the higher preference.
Section 1012 of the Military and Veterans Code states that the Home is for aged and disabled persons who served in the armed forces of the United States, therefore in considering requests for an urgent or priority admission date, with all other factors being equal, the older veterans (age 62 and higher) shall receive the higher preference.
With respect to a veteran's disability, the Veterans Home shall evaluate whether the Home has the proper facilities to service the veteran's disability needs.
(2) Geographic, to assure no inequity between the southern and northern part of the State.
(3) Ethnicity, to assure no inequity in relationship to the ethnic breakdown of California veterans population. Therefore, with all other factors being equal, the Veterans Home shall give the higher preference to the ethnic group that is under represented based on historical admission statistics.
(4) Distinguished record and medal awards. With all other factors being equal, the Veterans Home shall grant an urgent or priority admission first to the veteran with a distinguished record or medal award and second to all other veterans.
(5) Readmission. If the veteran is applying for readmission, then the Veterans Home shall review the veteran's past record at the Home to make sure that there are no problems that must be resolved prior to readmission (e.g. delinquent monetary fees or charges owed by the veteran to the Home).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 700 and 1044, Military and Veterans Code. Reference: Sections 980, 1012 and 1043, Military and Veterans Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 502 to new section 505.3 filed 9-27-2018 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2018, No. 39).
This database is current through 10/4/19 Register 2019, No. 40
12 CCR § 505.3, 12 CA ADC § 505.3
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