2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 72. Soldiers and Sailors
§72-223. Acceptance of Act of Congress – Participation in per diem grant program.
A. The State of Oklahoma accepts the provisions of the Act of Congress of August 27, 1888, as amended, 1934 Edition U.S. Code, Title 24, Section 134, and of any other federal law or Act of Congress providing for the payment of funds to states for the care of, or support of, disabled soldiers and sailors in state homes, and it shall be the duty of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission to obtain such federal aid and assistance as is available under the aforenamed Act of Congress, or otherwise. All such funds received from the United States or any federal agency, for such care, shall be deposited in a federal fund created by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services as provided by law.
B. All Oklahoma veterans nursing facilities shall participate in the state veterans homes per diem grant program administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Upon approval by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs of a nursing facility to participate in the per diem program, the Oklahoma Veterans Commission shall issue a license to operate such facility as an Oklahoma veterans home.
Added by Laws 1953, p. 403, § 3, emerg. eff. Feb. 19, 1953. Amended by Laws 1955, p. 457, § 3, emerg. eff. May 6, 1955; Laws 1987, c. 206, § 88, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1987, c. 236, § 46, emerg. eff. July 20, 1987; Laws 2003, c. 89, § 2, emerg. eff. April 15, 2003; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 654; Laws 2014, c. 212, § 23, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.