ERIC Number: ED313555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-16
Reference Count: N/A
Consideration of Various Legislation and the VA's Administration of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Hearing on S. 2462, S. 2463, S. 2207, S. 2396, S. 2446, S. 2459, S. 2293, S. 2294, S. 2394, S. 2419, and S. 2464; and Oversight of the VA's Administration of the Program of Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities under Chapter 31, before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
The oral and written testimony recorded in this report considered a number of amendments to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, as well as the administration of programs by the Veterans' Administration (VA) and its hospitals. Among the legislation reviewed were proposals to: (1) improve the VA's capability to provide services to veterans suffering from mental illness through the designation of centers for mental illness research, education, and clinical activities; (2) start a pilot program to provide assistive animals to veterans who are service disabled; (3) extend the VA's authority to continue major health care programs; (4) authorize the appointment of VA-trained graduates in certain health care occupations without regard to civil service hiring procedures; (5) extend by 1 year the VA's authorization to furnish respite care to chronically ill veterans; and (6) provide new categories of veterans with eligibility for readjustment counseling. Texts of the proposed legislation are included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Legislation, Hearings, Medical Services, Postsecondary Education, Training Allowances, Veterans, Veterans Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.