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December 30, 1944

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JAMA. 1944;126(18):1154-1155. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850530032013

THE CHILDREN'S BUREAU MAKES NEW REGULATIONS REGARDING SERVICES TO THE CRIPPLED  The Children's Bureau in November 1944 amended its regulations relating to services for crippled children by adding the following provisions: "Effective July 1, 1945 it shall be a condition of approval of a plan that it provide that diagnostic services will be made available thereunder to crippled children without restrictions as to race, color, creed, economic status, legal residence, age (except as to persons above the maximum age for which such services are legally available within the state), the necessity of referral by any person other than the child's parents or legal guardian, or similar restrictions inconsistent with the free availability of such services."1 In December the Medical Advisory Council of the Indiana University School of Medicine pointed out that the acceptance of any child for diagnosis

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