§16-1B-1. Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that the health and welfare of the
veterans of the armed forces who are citizens of our state will be
best served by the establishment of one or more skilled nursing
facilities exclusively for these veterans. Furthermore, the
Legislature finds that nearly two hundred thousand veterans in this
state have distinguished themselves with the highest level of
participation per capita of any state in the wars fought by this
nation. Further, an aging veterans' population which suffers from
wartime disabilities and illnesses are, or will be, in need of
skilled nursing care.