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VA RIN: 2900-AO79 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Payment or Reimbursement for Certain Medical Expenses for Camp Lejeune Family Members 
Abstract:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final an interim final rule addressing payment or reimbursement of certain medical expenses for family members of Camp Lejeune veterans. Under this rule, VA reimburses family members, or pays providers, for medical expenses incurred as a result of certain illnesses and conditions that may be attributed to exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune during a specified time period. Payment or reimbursement is made within the limitations set forth in statute and Camp Lejeune family members receive hospital care and medical services that are consistent with the manner in which we provide hospital care and medical services to Camp Lejeune veterans. As published, the interim final rule applied to payment or reimbursement for hospital care and medical services provided to certain veterans’ family members who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days during the period beginning on January 1, 1957, and ending on December 31, 1987. The statutory authority has since been amended to also include certain veterans’ family members who resided at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. This final rule reflects that change.

 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.410   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    38 U.S.C. 1787   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/24/2014  79 FR 57415   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/24/2014 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/24/2014 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2900-AO78 
Agency Contact:
Karyn Barrett
Director, Program Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 675Q,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-7633
Email: karyn.barrett@va.gov