Public Law 115-238: 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

By | April 21, 2019
Seal of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Seal of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Extends disabled veteran medical leave entitlement to VA medical professionals.

Official Summary

This bill extends the policy entitling new federal employees who are veterans with a service-connected disability to a specified amount of leave for medical treatment for such disability to all Veterans Health Administration physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, and expanded-function dental auxiliaries.

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Amended in committee.


Original sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]

Cosponsors: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS], Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT], Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]


Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 2648 (Related bill, did not pass the House)

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