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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 193 "§ 7435. Special pay: full-time dentists "(a) The Secretary shall provide special pay under this subchapter to eligible dentists employed on a full-time basis based upon the factors, and at the anniial rates, specified in subsection G>). "G)) The specisd pay factors, £Uid the annual rates, applicable to full-time dentists are as follows: "(1) For full-time status, $3,500. "(2)(A) For length of service as a dentist within the Veterans Health Administration— Rate "Length of Service j^jj ^. j^j^^. mum mum 2 years but less than 4 years $1,000 $2,000 4 years but less than 8 years 2,000 3,000 8 years but less than 12 years 3,000 3,500 12 years or more 3,000 4,000 "(B) The Chief Medical Director shall specify a uniform national rate for each range of years of service established by or under this paragraph. The Chief Medical Director may, as to length of service in excess of 12 years, establish uniform national rates for such ranges of years of service as the Chief Medical Director considers appropriate. "(3)(A) For service in a dental specialty with respect to which there are extraordinary difficulties (on a nation-wide basis or on the basis of the need^ of a specific medical facility) in the recruitment or retention of qualified dentists, an annual rate of not more than $20,000. "(B) For service by a dentist who serves only a portion of a year in a dental specialty for which special pay is paid under subparagraph (A), the £mnual rate shall be calculated on the basis of the proportion of time served in the specialty for which the special pay is paid. "(4)(A) For service in any of the following executive positions, an annual rate not to exceed the rate applicable to that position as follows: Rate "Position Mini- Maximum mum Service Director $1,000 $9,000 Deputy Service Director 1,000 8,000 Chief of Staff or in an Executive Grade 1,000 8,000 Director Grade 0 8,000 Service Chief (or in a comparable position as deter- 1,000 5,000 mined by the Secretary). "(B) For service in any of the following executive positions, the annual rate applicable to that position as follows: "Position Rate Assistant Chief Medical Director (or in a comparable position as de- $10,000 termined by the Secretary). Deputy Assistant Chief Medical Director 10,000