24 U.S.C. § 16a : US Code - Section 16A: Additional personnel for patients of Department of Veterans Affairs in naval hospitals

      On and after May 29, 1945, additional commissioned, warranted,
    appointed, enlisted, and civilian personnel of the Medical
    Department of the Navy, required for the care of patients of the
    Department of Veterans Affairs in naval hospitals, may be employed
    in addition to the numbers annually appropriated for.