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VA Updates State Home Safety Standards

WASHINGTON (CN) - State home facilities serving veterans must meet current industry-wide standards regarding life safety and fire safety, under a proposed Department of Veterans Affairs rule.

Standards for the agency's approval of community residential care facilities, contract facilities for outpatient and residential treatment services for veterans with alcohol or drug dependence or abuse disabilities, and state homes also would be updated, under a different proposal. The standards would include those for fire safety and heating and cooling systems.

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