January 13, 1934

Association News

JAMA. 1934;102(2):136-137. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750020048018

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MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL SERVICES FOR ILL AND INJURED EMPLOYEES OF FEDERAL CIVIL WORKS ADMINISTRATION  Four million five hundred thousand men and women have been given employment under the Federal Civil Works Administration since Nov. 16, 1933. They are being paid wages considered sufficient to enable them to provide, at their own expense, medical and hospital service for themselves and their families, such as may be necessary on account of ordinary illness and injury. Physicians and hospitals must therefore look to the individual men and women whom they serve for payment for such service. On a clear showing of necessity, federal emergency relief funds can be used to pay for medical service in such cases. That service, however, must be authorized by the proper state or local emergency relief administrator. Federal emergency relief funds cannot be used at all for payment for hospital service.All civil employees of the United States,

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