United States Code

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§ 5371.
Health care positions
(a)
For the purposes of this section, “health care” means direct patient-care services or services incident to direct patient-care services.
(b)
The Office of Personnel Management may, with respect to any employee described in subsection (c), provide that 1 or more provisions of chapter 74 of title 38 shall apply—
(1)
in lieu of any provision of chapter 51 or 61, subchapter V of chapter 55, or any other provision of this chapter; or
(2)
notwithstanding any lack of specific authority for a matter with respect to which chapter 51 or 61, subchapter V of chapter 55, or this chapter, relates.
(c)
Authority under subsection (b) may be exercised with respect to any employee holding a position—
(1)
to which chapter 51 applies, excluding any Senior Executive Service position and any position in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive Service; and
(2)
which involves health care responsibilities.
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 473, § 5361; renumbered § 5371 and amended Pub. L. 95–454, title VIII, § 801(a)(3)(A)(ii), title IX, § 906(a)(2), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1221, 1224; Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 529 [title II, § 205(A)], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1456; Pub. L. 102–378, § 2(31), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1350.)
cite as: 5 USC 5371