H.R.1384 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to exempt certain full-time health-care professionals of the Department of Veterans Affairs from restrictions on remunerated outside professional activities.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3] (Introduced 04/04/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 104-226|
|Latest Action:||09/28/1996 For Further Action See H.R.3118. (All Actions)|
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Referred in Senate (10/11/1995)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1384 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 1st Session H. R. 1384 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 11 (legislative day, October 10), 1995 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend title 38, United States Code, to exempt certain full-time health-care professionals of the Department of Veterans Affairs from restrictions on remunerated outside professional activities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION. (a) Exemption of Certain Health-Care Professionals From Restrictions on Remunerated Outside Professional Activities.--Section 7423 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (b), by striking out paragraph (1) and redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5), and (6) as paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5), respectively; (2) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and (3) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c): ``(c)(1) An employee of the Veterans Health Administration who is covered by subsection (a) (other than a registered nurse, a physician's assistant, or an expanded-duty dental auxiliary) may not assume responsibility for the medical care of any patient other than a patient admitted for treatment at a Department facility. ``(2) The limitation in paragraph (1) shall not apply in a case in which the employee, upon request and with the approval of the Under Secretary for Health, assumes such responsibilities to assist communities or medical practice groups to meet medical needs which would not otherwise be available. The approval of the Under Secretary may not be for a period in excess of 180 days, which may be extended by the Under Secretary for additional periods of not to exceed 180 days.''. (b) Cross Reference Amendments.--Subsection (d) of such section, as redesignated by subsection (a)(2), is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking out ``subsection (b)(6)'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``subsection (b)(5)''; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking out ``paragraph (1)(B)'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``section 7421(b) of this title''. Passed the House of Representatives October 10, 1995. Attest: ROBIN H. CARLE, Clerk.