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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 187 Public Law 102-40 102d Congress An Act To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the capability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain physicians and dentists through incresises in special pay authorities, to authorize collective bargaining over conditions of employment for health-care employees of 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. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) SHORT TITLE.—T h is Act may be cited as the "Department of Veterans Affairs Health-Care Personnel Act of 1991". (b) REFERENCES TO TITLE 38.—Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an Eimendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code. SEC. 2. RENAMING OF VETERANS HEALTH SERVICES AND RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION. (a) RENAMING. —The establishment in the Department of Veterans Affairs known as the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration is hereby redesignated as the Veterans Health Administration. (b) REFERENCES.—Any reference to the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration (or to the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans' Administration) in any Federal law, Executive order, regulation, delegation of authority, or document of or pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs shall be deemed to refer to the Veterans Health Administration. May 7, 1991 [H.R. 598] Department of Veterans Affairs Health-Care Personnel Act of 1991. Government employees. 38 USC 101 note. 38 USC 201 note. TITLE I—SPECIAL PAY FOR PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Department of Veterans Affairs Physician and Dentist Recruitment and Retention Act of 1991". SEC. 102. REVISION AND REORGANIZATION OF SPECIAL PAY STATUTE. Part V is amended by inserting after chapter 73 the following new chapter: "CHAPTER 74—VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION- PERSONNEL "SUBCHAPTER in—SPECIAL PAY POR PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS "7431. Special pay: authority. "7432. Special pay: written agreements. "7433. Special pay: full-time physicians. "7434. Speci£d pay: part-time physicians. Department of Veterans Affairs Physician and Dentist Recruitment and Retention Act of 1991. 38 USC 101 note.