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64.018 Sharing Specialized Medical Resources
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Public Laws 89-785, 91-496, 93-82, 96-151, 101-366 and 103-210; 38 U.S.C. 8151-8153.
To receive and share the most advanced medical techniques; to secure the use of specialized medical resources which otherwise might not be feasibly available to the VA and to provide services to the community through specialized medical resources which are not being utilized to their maximum effectiveness within the VA. (These medical resources are "specialized" resources or underutilized resources in the sense that they are unique in the medical community or can have maximum utilization only through mutual use.)
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
To provide for the exchange of or mutual use of specialized medical resources when such an agreement will obviate the need for a similar resource to be provided in a VA facility, or for the mutual use, or exchange of use, of specialized medical resources in a VA facility which have been justified on the basis of veterans' care, but which are not utilized to their maximum effective capacity. Such agreements must be made with health care facilities including hospitals, medical schools, clinics, research centers, and blood and organ banks. VA may also enter into sharing agreements with State Veterans Homes for the purpose of sharing health care resources which include inpatient and outpatient care, rehabilitation services, and other health care support or administrative services.
Applicant Eligibility: (For sharing of medical resources) Health care facilities including medical schools, hospitals, clinics, research centers and blood and organ banks. ("Hospitals" include any Federal, State, local, or other public or private hospital.)
Pre-application Coordination: Negotiated between VA and the applicant. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annually as required by Title 38 U.S.C. 8153(e).
Account Identification: 36-0160-0-1-703.
There were approximately 550 contracts for resources purchased and provided in fiscal year 2001.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
38 CFR 17.210; VA Manual M-I, Part I, Chapter 34, Section II; VA Acquisition Regulations VAAR 815.7.
Regional or Local Office: Contact nearest VA Facility listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog under Veterans Health Administration.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: