(Added Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 401(b)(2),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 226; amended Pub. L. 102–405, title III, § 302(c)(1),Oct. 9, 1992, 106 Stat. 1984; Pub. L. 106–419, title II, § 204,Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1842; Pub. L. 108–170, title III, § 301(c),Dec. 6, 2003, 117 Stat. 2057; Pub. L. 111–163, title VI, § 601(c),May 5, 2010, 124 Stat. 1168.)
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section
of this title prior to the repeal of that section as part of the complete revision of chapter
of this title by Pub. L. 102–40
2010—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 111–163
added subsec. (g).
2003—Subsec. (a)(1)(B), (C). Pub. L. 108–170
, § 301(c)(1)(A), added subpars. (B) and (C) and struck out former subpars. (B) and (C) which read as follows:
“(B) Certified or registered respiratory therapists, licensed physical therapists, licensed practical or vocational nurses, pharmacists, and occupational therapists.
“(C) Dietitians, social workers, and librarians.”
Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 108–170
, § 301(c)(1)(B), added subpar. (B) and struck out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: “Certified or registered respiratory therapists, licensed physical therapists, licensed practical or vocational nurses, pharmacists, and occupational therapists.”
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 108–170
, § 301(c)(2), substituted “paragraphs (1) and (3) of section
” for “section
2000—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 106–419
, § 204(a), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “Temporary full-time appointments of persons who have successfully completed a full course of nursing in a recognized school of nursing, approved by the Secretary, or who have successfully completed a full course of training for any category of personnel described in paragraph (3) of section
of this title in a recognized education or training institution approved by the Secretary, and who are pending registration or licensure in a State, or certification by a national board recognized by the Secretary, shall not exceed two years.”
Subsec. (c)(3), (4). Pub. L. 106–419
, § 204(b), added par. (3) and redesignated former par. (3) as (4).
1992—Subsecs. (a), (c)(1), (f)(1). Pub. L. 102–405
substituted “Under Secretary for Health” for “Chief Medical Director”.
Recruitment of Mental Health Providers for Furnishing Mental Health Services on Behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs Without Compensation From the Department
Pub. L. 112–239
, div. A, title VII, § 729,Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1813
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out a national program of outreach to societies, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, and government entities in order to recruit mental health providers who meet the quality standards and requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide mental health services for the Department on a part-time, without-compensation basis, under section
, United States Code.
“(b) Partnering With and Developing Community Entities and Nonprofit Organizations.—In carrying out the program required by subsection (a), the Secretary may partner with a community entity or nonprofit organization or assist in the development of a community entity or nonprofit organization, including by entering into an agreement under section
, United States Code, that provides strategic coordination of the societies, organizations, and government entities described in subsection (a) in order to maximize the availability and efficient delivery of mental health services to veterans by such societies, organizations, and government entities.
“(c) Military Culture Training.—In carrying out the program required by subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide training to mental health providers to ensure that clinicians who provide mental health services as described in such subsection have sufficient understanding of military-specific and service-specific culture, combat experience, and other factors that are unique to the experience of veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operating Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn.”