SNF Must Inquire About Veteran Status Upon Admission

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

NYS Public Health Law Section 2805-o requires facility personnel to ask upon admission whether an individual is a Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran.  If the individual answers yes, then the facility must inform them in writing about the free services available from the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs, and offer to contact the Division of Veterans' Affairs on their behalf.  See attached summary for more information.

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20