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May 17, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(3):282-285. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930200068018

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COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION  At its meeting on March 22, 1952, the Committee on Legislation of the American Medical Association took final action on 16 different legislative proposals, recommending either approval or disapproval. All of the recommendations of the Committee were accepted by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees on April 14, 1952. Following is a brief résumé of the measures proposed by the 82d Congress and considered by the Committee, with the position of the Association in each instance.C. Joseph Stetler, Secretary Committee on Legislation.

S. 2247  Introduced by Senator Lehman of New York and referred to the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.

Digest of Bill.—  The bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to enable the Surgeon General to provide monetary grants to states and other local political subdivisions to maintain outpatient services in hospitals and health centers for the detection and treatment

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