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S. 899: Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 24, 2018 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 899

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

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.

1.

Short title

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

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.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate