IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 21, 2015
Ms. Hirono introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This Act may be cited as the
Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Staffing Recruitment and Retention Act.
Modification of hours of employment for physicians and physician assistants employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 7423(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
(a) The hours and inserting
(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the hours; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
The Secretary may modify the hours of employment for a physician or physician assistant appointed in the Administration under any provision of this chapter on a full-time basis to be more than or less than 80 hours in a biweekly pay period if the total hours of employment for such employee in a calendar year does not exceed 2,080 hours.