Statutes Governing the Idaho Division of Veterans Services
Idaho Code Title 65 – Soldiers and Sailors
CHAPTER 1 SERVICE MEN’S MEMORIALS Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
CHAPTER 2 DIVISION OF VETERANS SERVICES — VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
CHAPTER 3 OFFICIAL SERVICES FOR VETERANS Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
CHAPTER 4 GRAND ARMY HEADQUARTERS — [REPEALED]
CHAPTER 5 RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF VETERANS Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
CHAPTER 6 SERVICE OFFICERS FOR AID OF VETERANS Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
CHAPTER 7 IDAHO VETERANS RECOGNITION ACT Download Entire Chapter (PDF)
IDAPA 21 Rules
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.
IDVS Suicide Prevention Policy
The Division of Veterans Services is committed to promoting the health and safety of its residents, clients, employees, and any other person in the workplace. Consequently, this suicide prevention and reporting policy is intended to raise awareness and provide guidance to employees, supervisors, and managers in carrying out an appropriate response to suicidal behavior in the workplace.
IDVS Grant Policies
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, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration Compensation & Pension Manual.
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
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
A description of what is permitted and not permitted in regards to floral arrangements at grave sites. Idaho State Veterans Cemetery Floral Regulations
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
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
In addition to VA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (IDHW) Bureau of Facilities Standards regulations, the following procedures and policies apply to all of our State Veterans Homes.
Idaho State Veterans Home Boise
In addition to VA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (IDHW) Bureau of Facilities Standards regulations, the following manuals inform the quality of care provided to Veterans and Spouses residing in the Idaho State Veterans Home – Boise.
Idaho State Veterans Home Lewiston
In addition to VA, CMS and IDHW regulations, the following manuals inform the quality of care provided to Veterans and Spouses residing in the Idaho State Veterans Home – Lewiston.
Idaho State Veterans Home Pocatello
In addition to VA, CMS and IDHW regulations, the following manuals inform the quality of care provided to Veterans and Spouses residing in the Idaho State Veterans Home – Pocatello.