Extends disabled veteran medical leave entitlement to VA medical professionals.
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.
Amended in committee.
Original sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Related bill: HR 2648 (Related bill, did not pass the House)