H. R. 2545
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 16, 2021
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Role of doctors of podiatric medicine in Department of Veterans Affairs
Clarification of role
Section 7306 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in paragraph (6), by striking
a Director of Podiatric Service,;
by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (11); and
by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:
A Podiatric Medical Director, who shall be a qualified doctor of podiatric medicine and who shall be responsible to the Under Secretary for Health for the operation of the Podiatric Service.
in subsection (b)(1), by inserting
podiatric medicine, after
doctors of medicine,; and
in subsection (c), by striking
and (8) and inserting
(8), and (10).
Clarification of pay grade
Section 7404 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a)(2), by inserting
, podiatrists, after
physicians ; and
in subsection (b), in the first heading of the list following the colon, by striking
PODIATRIST and inserting
Passed the House of Representatives June 15, 2021.
Cheryl L. Johnson,