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Idaho Division of Veterans Services Policies and Agency Guidance Documents in accordance with Governor Little’s Executive Order 2020-02 Transparency in Agency Guidance Documents.

EO 2020-02 Transparency in Agency Guidance Documents

Agency written guidance documents are defined as any manual, handbook, policy, procedure, directive, letter, memo, etc. that IDVS and its individual Bureaus rely on to help us interpret Rules & Statutes or guide decisions we make that can impact the public. These documents are related to public policy only and are not our internal operating procedures (e.g. process for travel reimbursements). These are broken down by Bureau below.

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EO 2020-02 Transparency in Agency Guidance Documents

Office of Veterans Advocacy

The Office of Veterans Advocacy and the actions of Veterans Service Officers are in accordance with the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief, the Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration Compensation & Pension Manual, and the Emergency Relief for Veterans Policy attached below.

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IDVS–PO–19–01 Emergency Relief for Veterans Policy

Idaho State Veterans Cemeteries

The Idaho State Veterans Cemeteries operate in accordance with the following:

Establishment, Expansion, and Operations and Maintenance:

Veterans Administration grants for State Veterans Cemetery establishment, expansion, operations and maintenance according to 38 CFR Section 39.  https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=656bd0c114112974581a292af044389e&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr39_main_02.tpl

Veterans Shrine Commitment:

The State Veterans Cemeteries in the State of Idaho are maintained according to VA Shrine Standards. To satisfy this requirement our cemeteries follow VA National Cemetery Administration standards as established in 38 CFR Section 39.6(4).  https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=56adb5294f310a3cf921ff50c3d4c6e1&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38tab_02.tpl

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Funding:

Burial plot allowance for interment in a State Veterans Cemetery: VA will pay the burial plot allowance for eligible veterans in the amount specified in 38 U.S.C. 2303(b)(1).  https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/USCODE-2018-title38/USCODE-2018-title38-partII-chap23-sec2303/summary

Interment fees for eligible spouses or dependents will be equal to the current benefit provided for eligible veterans, as specified in IDAPA 21.01.04   https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/21/210104.pdf

Veterans Cemetery Maintenance Fund, Idaho Statute, 65-107. Revenues derived from the program fees for special Veterans motor vehicle license plates as provided in section 49-418.  Money in the fund shall be used exclusively for the purposes of operating, maintaining, and acquiring services and personal property for a state Veterans cemetery.  https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title65/ 

Persons Eligible for Burial:

Eligibility for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.  Eligibility requirements: 38 U.S.C. 620  https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/CFR-2019-title38-vol2/CFR-2019-title38-vol2-sec38-620

Committal Services:

Viewing facilities are not available and funeral services cannot be held at VA national cemeteries, but a final committal service may be performed. For safety reasons, these services are held in committal shelters located away from the gravesite. Committal services are generally 20 minutes in length which includes the time needed for rendering of military honors. Burial will take place following the committal service. https://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/committal_service.asp

Rules Governing the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery:

Current administrative rules governing the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, IDAPA 21.01.04   https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/21/210104.pdf

Cemetery Operations:

US Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries Administration Rules & Regulations US Code of Federal Regulations Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief.

Idaho State Veterans Homes

Idaho State Veterans Home Lewiston

In addition to VACMS and IDHW regulations, the following manuals inform the quality of care provided to Veterans and Spouses residing in the Idaho State Veterans Home – Lewiston.

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Nursing Procedure Manual – ISVH Lewiston

Nursing Care Handbook – ISVH Lewiston

Social Services Procedure Manual – ISVH Lewiston

Activities Procedure Manual – ISVH Lewiston

Maintenance Procedure Manual – ISVH Lewiston

Idaho State Veterans Home Pocatello

In addition to VACMS and IDHW regulations, the following manuals inform the quality of care provided to Veterans and Spouses residing in the Idaho State Veterans Home – Pocatello.

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Nursing Procedure Manual – ISVH Pocatello

Nursing Care Handbook – ISVH Pocatello

Social Services Procedure Manual – ISVH Pocatello

Activities Procedure Manual – ISVH Pocatello

Fire and Emergency Procedure Manual – ISVH Pocatello

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