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Public Law No: 115-238 (09/07/2018)

 
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Public Law 115-238
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend title 5, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements 
   that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected 
   disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical 
   treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the 
  Veterans Health Administration. <<NOTE: Sept. 7, 2018 -  [S. 899]>> 

    Be it enacted <<NOTE: Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition 
Improvement Act.>>  by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT <<NOTE: 5 USC 101 note.>>  TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Providing Healthcare 
Transition Improvement Act''.
SEC. 2. DISABLED VETERAN LEAVE FOR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS IN 
                    VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 6329(d)(1) of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended to read as follows:
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Definition.>>  the term `employee' has the 
        meaning given such term in section 2105, and includes--
                    ``(A) an officer or employee of the United States 
                Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission; and
                    ``(B) notwithstanding subsection (a) of section 7421 
                of title 38, an individual occupying a position listed 
                in subsection (b) of such section;''.

    (b) <<NOTE: 5 USC 6329 note.>>  Applicability.--With respect to a 
position listed in section 7421(b) of title 38, United States Code, the 
amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any individual appointed 
to such a position on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

    Approved September 7, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 899 (H.R. 2648):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-825, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Oversight and Government 
Reform) accompanying H.R. 2648.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Mar. 20, considered and passed Senate.
            July 16, considered and passed House, amended.
            Aug. 22, Senate concurred in House amendments.

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