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California Laws | Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 4. VETERANS' AID AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 7. VETERANS' REVENUE DEBENTURE ACT OF 1970

This section is intended to be applicable to all lands acquired from the proceeds of the sale of debentures issued hereunder and to the resale and disposition of such lands to the purchasers thereof and no other provision of law shall be applicable to the purchase or resale of such lands except only as in this act provided. (2347)

1006.16. The department shall require that all applicants under this article qualify under the applicable federal laws and regulations governing the permitted uses of tax-exempt bond funds, and file within the time limits required under applicable federal laws and regulations. (2348)

DIVISION 5. VETERANS' INSTITUTIONS (2349)(Text)

CHAPTER 1. VETERANS' HOME OF CALIFORNIA (1010-1051) (2350)(Text)

1010. As used in this chapter: (2351)

(a) "Home" means the Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, and the Veterans' Home of California, Barstow. (2352)

(b) "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, and the Administrator of each site of the southern California Veterans' Home, including, but not limited to, the Veterans' Home of California, Barstow. (2353)

(c) "Department" means the Department of Veterans Affairs. (2354)

(d) "Director" means the Director of Veterans Affairs. (2355)

(e) "Veteran" means a member of the home. (2356)

1011. (a) There is in the department a Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, situated at Veterans' Home, Napa County. (2357)

(b) (1) The department may establish and construct a second home that shall be situated in the County of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, or Ventura. The home may be located on one or more sites. The department shall operate the second home concurrently with the first home. (2358)

(2) The initial site is the Veterans' Home of California, Barstow, situated in Barstow, San Bernardino County. That site may provide skilled nursing care for up to 250 residents. (2359)

(3) When completed, the second site shall be the Veterans' Home of California, Chula Vista, situated in Chula Vista, San Diego County, pursuant to the recommendations made by the commission established pursuant to former Section 1011.5. (2360)

(4) When completed, the third site shall be the Veterans' Home of California, Lancaster, situated in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, pursuant to the recommendations made by the commission established pursuant to former Section 1011.5. (2361)

(5) When completed, the fourth site shall be the Veterans' Home of California, Ventura, situated in the community of Saticoy, Ventura County. (2362)

(6) There shall be an administrator for, and located at, each site of the southern California home. (2363)

(7) The department may complete any preapplication process necessary with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for construction of the second home. (2364)

(c) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the second home is a new state function. The department may perform any or all work in operating the second home by independent contractors, except the overall administration and management of the home. Any and all actions of the department taken before September 17, 1996, that are consistent with this subdivision are hereby ratified and confirmed, it having at all times been the intent of the Legislature that the department be so authorized. (2365)

(d) There shall be an administrator for each home or homesite, who shall be recommended by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and appointed by the Governor, and shall be located at that home or homesite. The salary for each administrator shall be subject to the approval of the Department of Personnel Administration. (2366)

1012. (a) Except as provided in Section 1012.4, the home is for aged and disabled persons who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America who were discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions from service, who are eligible for hospitalization or domiciliary care in a veterans' facility in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and who are bona fide residents of this state at the time of application; and for the spouses of these persons if all of the following conditions, as are applicable, are satisfied: (2367)

(1) Space is available. (2368)

(2) Joint residency will be in the best interests of the home member, as determined by the administrator. (2369)

(3) The spouse is a bona fide resident of this state at the time of application for admission to the home and either is married to, and has resided with, the home member for at least one year, or is the widow or widower of a recipient of the Medal of Honor or a former prisoner of war (POW). (2370)

(4) The home member and spouse agree to pay the fees and charges for joint residency, or for a widow or widower, for the residency, that the administrator may establish. (2371)

(b) (1) Veterans who qualify for benefits under this chapter due to service during a time of war shall be given priority over veterans who qualify due to service during a time of peace. (2372)

(2) Veterans who qualify for benefits under this chapter who are recipients of the Medal of Honor or who were prisoners of war (POWs) shall be given priority over all other qualified veterans, regardless of the level of care required. (2373)

(c) A resident spouse may continue residence after the veteran's death. (2374)

(d) The property of the home shall be used for this purpose. (2375)

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' financial status to insure 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. (2376)

1012.2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any member of the home who is receiving an aid and attendance allowance from the United States Veterans' Administration and who has no dependent spouse, child, grandchild, father, or mother shall pay to the home an amount equal to that allowance in all levels of care excluding domiciliary. One hundred percent of the moneys received by the home under this section shall be placed to the credit of the home and shall augment the current appropriation for the support of the home. (2377)

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