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Title 38Chapter IPart 17 → §17.4100


Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
PART 17—MEDICAL


§17.4100   Definitions.

For the purposes of §§17.4100 through 17.4135, the following definitions apply:

Contract is any of the following: Federal procurement agreements regulated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation; common law contracts; other transactions; or any other instrument. Veterans Care Agreements are excluded from this definition.

Covered individual is an individual who is eligible to receive hospital care, medical services, or extended care services from a non-VA provider under title 38 U.S.C. and title 38 CFR.

Extended care services are the services described in 38 U.S.C. 1710B(a).

Hospital care is defined in 38 U.S.C. 1701(5).

Medical services is defined in 38 U.S.C. 1701(6).

Sharing agreement is an agreement, under statutory authority other than 38 U.S.C. 1703A, by which VA can obtain hospital care, medical services, or extended care services for a covered individual.

VA facility is a point of VA care where covered individuals can receive hospital care, medical services, or extended care services, to include a VA medical center, a VA community-based outpatient clinic, a VA health care center, a VA community living center, a VA independent outpatient clinic, and other VA outpatient services sites.

Veterans Care Agreement is an agreement authorized under 38 U.S.C. 1703A for the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, or extended care services to covered individuals.

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