38 USC 7454 - Physician assistants and other health care professionals: additional pay

(a) Physician assistants and expanded-function dental auxiliaries shall be entitled to additional pay on the same basis as provided for nurses in section 7453 of this title.
(b) 
(1) When the Secretary determines it to be necessary in order to obtain or retain the services of individuals in positions listed in section 7401 (3) of this title, the Secretary may, on a nationwide, local, or other geographic basis, pay persons employed in such positions additional pay on the same basis as provided for nurses in section 7453 of this title.
(2) Health care professionals employed in positions referred to in paragraph (1) shall be entitled to additional pay on the same basis as provided for nurses in section 7453 (c) of this title.

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(3) Employees appointed under section 7408 of this title shall be entitled to additional pay on the same basis as provided for nurses in section 7453 (c) of this title.
(c) The Secretary shall prescribe by regulation standards for compensation and payment under this section.