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January 17, 1959

industry programs

JAMA. 1959;169(SPECIAL):66-79. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000350068005

INTRODUCTION  At the April, 1956, meeting of the Commission on Medical Care Plans, the Committee on Industry Programs reported on the need for a clear statement of desirable objectives, scope, facilities, and personnel requirements of occupational health programs by some agency of the American Medical Association. Such a statement was considered necessary, following the committee's studies of industry programs, which are discussed later in this report, to supplement the "Guiding Principles for Evaluating Management and Union Health Centers" which had been approved by the House of Delegates in Boston on December 1, 1955.Both the Commission and the Board of Trustees concurred in the committee's recommendation, and the Council on Industrial Health was asked by the Board of Trustees to prepare such a statement. The statement, entitled "Scope, Objectives, and Functions of Occupational Health Programs," was adopted by the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in New York on