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NEW REGULATIONS CONCERNING INJURED EMPLOYEES OF WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 provides that the provisions of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act are extended, as far as applicable, to employees of the Federal Civil Works Administration for disability or death resulting from traumatic injury sustained while in the performance of duty. Traumatic injury includes "only injury by accident causing damage or harm to the physical structure of the body and shall not include a disease in any form except as it shall naturally result from the injury."The administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act is vested in the United States Employees Compensation Commission, Washington, D. C., the commission being authorized to make necessary rules and regulations for the carrying out of the purposes of the act. Pursuant to this authority, the commission, July 15, 1935, promulgated Rules and Regulations No. 1, Governing Compensation and Medical
Association News. JAMA. 1935;105(5):373-374. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760310047017