Deaths under VA auspices include deaths where the VA receives a medical
record from a non-VA provider documenting a death that occurs while the
non-VA provider was furnishing authorized non-VA care; deaths occurring
in a contract nursing home (i.e., a nursing home under contract with the
VA to care for the individual); or deaths during a home visit when a VA
provider is present. Documentation of the death should be received from
the non-VA provider or VA provider and entered into the persons record.