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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 231 basis under section 7405 of this title) who are detailed by the Chief Medical Director to attend meetings of associations for the promotion of medical and related science. "0)X1) The Secretary may prescribe regulations establishing conditions under which officers and employees of the Administration who are nationally recognized principal investigators in medical research may be permitted to accept payment, in cash or in kind, from non-Federal agencies, organizations, and individuals for travel and such reasonable subsistence expenses as are approved by the Secretary pursuant to such regulations— "(A) in connection with their attendance at meetings or in performing advisory services concerned with the functions or ' activities of the Department; or "(B) in connection with acceptance of significant awards or with activity related thereto concerned with functions or activities of the Department. "(2) Any such payment may be retained by such officers and employees to cover the cost of such expenses or shall be deposited to the credit of the appropriation from which the cost of such expenses is paid, as may be provided in such regulations. " § 7425. Employees: laws not applicable "(a) Physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health-care professionals employed by the Administration and appointed under section 7306, 7401(1), 7405, or 7406 of this chapter are not subject to the following provisions of law: "(1) Section 413 of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. "(2) Subchapter II of chapter 31 of title 5. "(3) Subchapter VIII of chapter 33 of title 5. "(4) Subchapter V of chapter 35 of title 5. "(5) Subchapter II of chapter 43 of title 5. "(6) Section 4507 of title 5. "(7) Subchapter VIII of chapter 53 of title 5. "(8) Subchapter V of chapter 75 of title 5. "(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no provision of title 5 or any other law pertaining to the civil service system which is inconsistent with any provision of section 7306 of this title or this chapter shall be considered to supersede, override, or otherwise modify such provision of that section or this chapter except to the extent that such provision of title 5 or of such other law specifically provides, by specific reference to a provision of this chapter, or such provision to be superseded, overridden, or otherwise modified. " § 7426. Retirement rights "(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), persons appointed to the Administration shall be subject to the provisions of and entitled to benefits under subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5 or subchapter II of chapter 84 of title 5, whichever is applicable. "(b)(1) In computing the annuity under subchapter III of chapter 83, or subchapter II of chapter 84, of title 5 of an individual who retires under such subchapter (other than under section 8337 or 8451 of such title) after December 31, 1981, and who served at any time on a less-than-fuU-time basis in a position in the Administration to which such individual was appointed under subchapter I— "(A) for the purpose of determining such individual's average pay, as defined by section 8331(4) or 8401(3) of title 5, whichever