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VA RIN: 2900-AR50 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Emergent Suicide Care 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its medical regulations by establishing provisions for payment or reimbursement of emergent suicide care, including transportation costs, at a VA or non-VA facility for certain veterans who are in an acute suicidal crisis. Section 201 of the Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020 (COMPACT Act) directs VA to furnish, reimburse, and pay for emergent suicide care. This rule establishes the criteria for determining the medical personnel qualified to identify an acute suicidal crisis. The rule also amends applicable existing regulations dealing with tentative eligibility and ensuring that there are no charges associated with COMPACT care.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.1210    38 CFR 17.1215    38 CFR 17.1220    38 CFR 17.1225    38 CFR 17.1230    38 CFR 17.1235    38 CFR 17.1240   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1720j    38 U.S.C. 501   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Legal deadline 270 days after effective date for implementation  09/01/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joseph Duran
Director of Policy and Planning (10D1A1)
Department of Veterans Affairs
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive,
Denver, CO 80209
Phone:303 370-1637