2017 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 25-9-101 - Purpose; admission of veterans and veterans' dependents.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 25-9-101 (2017)

25-9-101. Purpose; admission of veterans and veterans' dependents.

(a) Except as otherwise authorized by rules and regulations promulgated in accordance with W.S. 9-2-106(d), the veterans' home of Wyoming shall provide domiciliary level care and, if appropriate facilities are completed, may provide skilled nursing facility level care to:

(i) Honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States; and

(ii) Members of the state national guard disabled while on duty.

(b) Persons qualifying under subsection (a) of this section shall also be persons who:

(i) By reason of wounds, disease, old age or other infirmities are unable to earn their living and have no adequate means of support; and

(ii) Have been domiciled in this state for at least five (5) years next preceding their application for admission to the home.

(c) The department of health may admit dependents of soldiers, sailors or disabled members of the national guard, if it deems admission proper.

(d) There is created an account for use by the veterans' home of Wyoming for the general benefit of residents of the veterans' home. Profits from the sale of commodities at the veterans' home canteen after provision for increased inventories and servicing of the canteen facility and the interest earned from those profits shall be transferred to the account created by this subsection and are continuously appropriated to the department of health to be expended solely for the benefit of the veterans' home.

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