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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 Mar 8, 2022 (Passed Congress).


I

One Hundred Seventeenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 2545

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).

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.