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H.R. 2545: 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 11, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                       117TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                             H. R. 2545
                                                                       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.




                                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                      APRIL 14, 2021
                                                                          Mr. WENSTRUP (for himself and Mr. MRVAN) introduced the following bill;
                                                                                 which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs




                                                                                                                 A BILL
                                                                       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.

                                                                         1               Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                         2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                         3     SECTION 1. ROLE OF DOCTORS OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE

                                                                         4                             IN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

                                                                         5               (a) CLARIFICATION                   OF     ROLE.—Section 7306 of title
                                                                         6 38, United States Code, is amended—
                                                                         7                        (1) in subsection (a)—
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                                                                         8                                 (A) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘‘a Direc-
                                                                         9                        tor of Podiatric Service,’’;


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2 1 (B) by redesignating paragraph (10) as 2 paragraph (11); and 3 (C) by inserting after paragraph (9) the 4 following new paragraph: 5 ‘‘(10) A Podiatric Medical Director, who shall 6 be a qualified doctor of podiatric medicine and who 7 shall be responsible to the Under Secretary for 8 Health for the operation of the Podiatric Service.’’; 9 (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ‘‘podiatric 10 medicine,’’ after ‘‘doctors of medicine,’’; and 11 (3) in subsection (c), by striking ‘‘and (8)’’ and 12 inserting ‘‘(8), and (10)’’. 13 (b) CLARIFICATION OF PAY GRADE.—Section 7404 14 of title 38, United States Code, is amended— 15 (1) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ‘‘, podia- 16 trists,’’ after ‘‘physicians’’ ; and 17 (2) in subsection (b), in the first heading of the 18 list following the colon, by striking ‘‘PODIATRIST’’ 19 and inserting ‘‘PODIATRIST (DPM)’’. Æ kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HR 2545 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:59 Apr 28, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H2545.IH H2545