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S. 899 - Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act

Introduced: 2018-07-16
Bill Status: Passed
 

This bill extends the policy entitling new federal employees who are veterans with a service-connected disability to a specified amount of leave for medical treatment for such disability to all Veterans Health Administration physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, and expanded-function dental auxiliaries.

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S. 899




AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Disabled veteran leave for health-care professionals in Veterans Health Administration.

(a) In general.—Section 6329(d)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(1) the term ‘employee’ has the meaning given such term in section 2105, and includes—

“(A) an officer or employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission; and

“(B) notwithstanding subsection (a) of section 7421 of title 38, an individual occupying a position listed in subsection (b) of such section;”.

(b) Applicability.—With respect to a position listed in section 7421(b) of title 38, United States Code, the amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any individual appointed to such a position on or after the date of enactment of this Act.





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