Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1972
By Senator Aronberg
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to veterans; amending s. 295.187,
3 F.S.; redefining the term “service-disabled veteran”
4 for purposes of the Florida Service-Disabled Veteran
5 Business Enterprise Opportunity Act; amending s.
6 296.06, F.S.; revising the eligibility requirements
7 for a veteran’s residency in the Veterans’ Domiciliary
8 Home of Florida; amending s. 296.36, F.S.; revising
9 the eligibility requirements for a veteran’s
10 admittance into a licensed health care facility that
11 is operated by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs;
12 providing an effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
17 295.187, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
18 295.187 Florida Service-Disabled Veteran Business
19 Enterprise Opportunity Act.—
20 (3) DEFINITIONS.—For the purpose of this section, the term:
21 (b) “Service-disabled veteran” means a veteran who is a
22 permanent Florida resident with a service-connected disability
of 10 percent or greater as determined by the United States
24 Department of Veterans Affairs or who has been terminated from
25 military service by reason of disability by the United States
26 Department of Defense.
27 Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 296.06, Florida
28 Statutes, is amended to read:
29 296.06 State policy; eligibility requirements.—
30 (2) To be eligible for residency in the home, a veteran
32 (a) Have wartime service or peacetime service as defined in
33 ss. 1.01(14) and 296.02.
34 (b) Have been a resident of the state for 1 year
35 immediately preceding application and be a resident of the state
36 at the time of application.
37 (c) Not be mentally ill, habitually inebriated, or addicted
38 to drugs.
39 (d) Not owe money to the department for services rendered
40 during any previous stay at a department facility.
41 (e) Have applied for all financial assistance reasonably
42 available through governmental sources.
43 (f) Have been approved as eligible for care and treatment
44 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
45 Section 3. Subsection (1) of section 296.36, Florida
46 Statutes, is amended to read:
47 296.36 Eligibility and priority of admittance.—
48 (1) To be eligible for admittance to the home, the person
49 must be a veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14) or have eligible
50 peacetime service as defined in s. 296.02 and must:
51 (a) Be in need of nursing home care.
52 (b) Have been a resident of the state for 1 year
53 immediately preceding, and at the time of application for,
54 admission to the home.
55 (c) Not owe money to the department for services rendered
56 during any previous stay at a department facility.
57 (d) Have applied for all financial assistance reasonably
58 available through governmental sources.
59 (e) Have been approved as eligible for care and treatment
60 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
61 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.