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Passed House amended (12/06/2016)

Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Staffing Recruitment and Retention Act

(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upon the advanced written request of a covered physician, to modify the hours of employment for a full-time VA physician to be more than or less than 80 hours in a biweekly pay period.

For purpose of determining pay, such a physician shall be deemed to have a biweekly employment schedule of 80 hours.

A physician with an irregular work schedule must account for at least 2,080 employment hours (through work or use of leave or paid time off) in a calendar year.