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Name: Department of Veterans Affairs Health-Care Act of 1991. Public Law 102-40 (H.R. 598) (38 U.S.C.).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Conditions of employment; Community, social and personal services workers; Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-05-07
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1991-06, No. 4, p. 105
ISN: USA-1991-L-22581
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=22581&p_lang=en
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1991-06, No. 4, p. 105
Abstract/Citation: Amends Title 38 of the United States Code to improve the capability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain physicians and dentists through increases in special pay authorities, to authorise collective bargaining over conditions of employment for health-care employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs and for other purposes. In particular, special provisions are made for nursing personnel (increases in rates of basic pay, recruitment and retention bonus pay, etc.) and a new Subchapter III, entitled Patient Rights, is inserted in Chapter 73 (Title 38) to provide for confidentiality of certain medical records and non-discrimination against alcohol and drug abusers and persons infected with HIV.
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