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[H.R. 2545 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

        H.R.2545

                    One Hundred Seventeenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
          the third day of January, two thousand and twenty-two


                                 An Act


 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of 
podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other 
                                purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ROLE OF DOCTORS OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE IN DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS AFFAIRS.
    (a) Clarification of Role.--Section 7306 of title 38, United States 
Code, is amended--
        (1) in subsection (a)--
            (A) in paragraph (6), by striking ``a Director of Podiatric 
        Service,'';
            (B) by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (11); and
            (C) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new 
        paragraph:
        ``(10) A Podiatric Medical Director, who shall be a qualified 
    doctor of podiatric medicine and who shall be responsible to the 
    Under Secretary for Health for the operation of the Podiatric 
    Service.'';
        (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``podiatric medicine,'' 
    after ``doctors of medicine,''; and
        (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``and (8)'' and inserting 
    ``(8), and (10)''.
    (b) Clarification of Pay Grade.--Section 7404 of title 38, United 
States Code, is amended--
        (1) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ``, podiatrists,'' after 
    ``physicians''; and
        (2) in subsection (b), in the first heading of the list 
    following the colon, by striking ``PODIATRIST'' and inserting 
    ``PODIATRIST (DPM)''.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.