2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 25 - Institutions of the State
Chapter 14 - Wyoming Veterans' Skilled Nursing Facility
Section 25-14-101 - Purpose; Admission of Veterans and Veterans' Spouses; Admission of "Gold Star" Nonveterans; Preference to Veterans and Veterans' Spouses; Capacity.
25-14-101. Purpose; admission of veterans and veterans' spouses; admission of "gold star" nonveterans; preference to veterans and veterans' spouses; capacity.
(a) The Wyoming veterans' skilled nursing facility is created to provide veterans with skilled nursing benefits across multiple levels of need. The skilled nursing facility shall provide community living, care and treatment for individuals who, due to wounds, disease, old age or other infirmities as determined by department of health rules, need safety net care because they cannot be served in private facilities, skilled nursing care or subsidized long-term care benefits and who are:
(i) Honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States; or
(ii) Members of the state national guard disabled while on duty.
(b) The department of health may admit to the Wyoming veterans' skilled nursing facility a spouse of a person who qualifies under subsection (a) of this section, pursuant to rules or orders the department promulgates in accordance with W.S. 9-2-106(d) or 25-14-105.
(c) The department of health may admit persons to the Wyoming veterans' skilled nursing facility for care and treatment who are not qualifying veterans or spouses of veterans under subsection (a) or (b) of this section if:
(i) The persons are qualifying dependents or the parents of United States military personnel who died while in service or who died as a result of their service as provided by statute, rule or regulation of the United States department of veterans affairs; and
(ii) The persons are admitted pursuant to rules or orders promulgated in accordance with W.S. 9-2-106(d) or 25-14-105.
(d) Veterans and spouses of veterans who qualify for admission under subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be given preference of admission in all circumstances.
(e) In addition to subsections (a) through (d) of this section, the veterans' skilled nursing facility shall comply with United States department of veterans affairs rules regarding capacity guidelines, number of beds and populations served.