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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 15, 2021 (Passed the House).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2545

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

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.

Role of doctors of podiatric medicine in Department of Veterans Affairs

(a)

Clarification of role

Section 7306 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in paragraph (6), by striking a Director of Podiatric Service,;

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (11); and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:

(10)

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.

;

(2)

in subsection (b)(1), by inserting podiatric medicine, after doctors of medicine,; and

(3)

in subsection (c), by striking and (8) and inserting (8), and (10).

(b)

Clarification of pay grade

Section 7404 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(2), by inserting , podiatrists, after physicians ; and

(2)

in subsection (b), in the first heading of the list following the colon, by striking PODIATRIST and inserting PODIATRIST (DPM).

Passed the House of Representatives June 15, 2021.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.