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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


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                   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

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                                 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.