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Sec. 3. That the various items of appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for the support, maintenance, and other necessary expenses of said Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, be, and they hereby are, made available for payment of the cost of the transfer of the members of said home to other branches of the national home, and for the transfer of any property found to be necessary to transfer therefrom to other branches of the national home and for the support of the branches to which said meinbers are transferred to the extent of the allotments thereof made by the said board of managers in consideration of and in the amount of an extra expense incurred by reason of said transfers and for the retransfer from said branches to said Southern Branch of the persons and property transferred as aforesaid at such time as jurisdiction and control over said Southern Branch shall be reinvested in said board of managers in accordance with the provisions of section two of this Act. Act of Nov. 7, 1918 (10 Stat, 1042), making appropriations for sindry ciril erpense8.

2002. Aid to State homes.--That all States or Territories which have established, or which shall hereafter establish, State homes for disabled soldiers find sailors of the United States who served in the Civil War or in any previous or subsequent war who are disabled by age, disease, or otherwise, and by reason of such disability are incapable of earning a living, provided such disability was not incurred in service against the United States, shall be paid for every such disabled soldier or sailor who may be admitted and cared for ju such home at the rate of $120 per annum.

The number of such persons for whose care any State or Territory shall receive the said payment under this Act shall be ascertained by the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers under such regulations as it may prescribe, but the said State or Territorial homes shall be exclusively under the control of the respective State or Territorial authori. ties, and the board of managers shall not have nor assume any nranagement or control of said State or Territorial homes.

The board of managers of the national home shall, however, have power to have the said State or Territorial homes inspected at such times as it may consider necessary, and shall report the result of such inspections to Congress in its annual report: Prorided, That no State shall be paid a sum ex(eeding one-half the cost of maintenance of each soldier or sailor by such State: Provided further, That one-half of any sum or sums retained by State homes on account of pensions received fronr inmates shall be deducted from the aid herein provided for. That no money shall be apportioned to any State or Territorial home that maintains a bar or canteen where intoxicating liquors are sold: Prorided further, That for any sum or sumis collected in any manner from inmates of such State or Territorial homes to be used for the support of said homes a like amount shall be deducted from the aid herein provided for, but this proviso shall not apply to any State or Territorial home into which the wires or widows of soldiers are admitted and maintained.

Sec. 1, act of Aug. 27, 1888 (25 Stat. 450), as amended by act of Jan. 27, 1920 (91 Stat. 399).

State and Territorial homes for disabled soldiers and sailors: For continuing aid to State or Territorial homes for the support of disabled volunteer soldiers, in conformity with the Act approved August 27, 1888, as amended, including all classes of soldiers admissible to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, $900,000: Provided, That for any sum or sums collected in

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any manner from inmates of such State or Territorial homes to be used for the support of said homes a like amount shall be deducted from the aid herein provided for, but this proviso shall not apply to any State or Territorial home into which the wives or widows of soldiers are admitted and maintained. Act of Mar. 4, 1921 (41 Stat. 1396), making appropriations for sundry civil expenses.

Appropriation acts of previous years have contained a proviso to prevent aid to State homes where intoxicants were sold.

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CHAPTER 31.

CARE OF THE SICK AND INSANE.

Provision for medical treatment :

Soldiers, 2003.
Families of soldiers, 2004.

Contagious diseases, 2005.
Hospital care of soldiers :
At Hot Springs, Ark., 2006.

Rules for patients, 2007.
At Fort Bayard, N. Mex., 2008.

Rules for patients, 2009.
In hospitals of Public Health Service,

2010.
In private hospital, 2011.
Canal Zone garrisons, 2012.
Disabled soldiers, 2013.
In training camps, 2014.
Alions discharged from the Army, 2015.
Disabled veterans of cobelligerent pa-

tions, 2016. Diet, 2017. Hospital supplies, etc., imported without

duty by American National Red Cross,

2018. Disposal of articles procluced by patients,

2019. Artificial limbs and appliances : Supplied to disabled soldiers, 2020.

Veterans of Civil War, 2021. Transportation to have limbs fitted, 2022. Commutation, 2023.

Payments, 2024.
Surgical appliances, 2025.
Trusses :

Supplied to soldiers, 2026.
Application for, 2027.

Purchase, 2028.
Vocational rehabilitation :

Definitions, 2029.
Persons entitled to, 2030.

Patients in hospitals, 2031.
Training-

Courses, 2032.
Regulations, 2033.
Placement, when rehabilitated, 2034.
Cooperation with War Department,

2035.

Vocational rehabilitation--Continued.

Medical and surgical treatment, 2036.
Instruction without cost, 2037.
Maintenance of students, 2038.
Compensation during rehabilitation, 2039.
Reports, 2040.
Special fund, 2041,

Application, 2042.
St. Elizabeths Hospital for the Insane :

Established, 2043.
Site, 2044.
Officers, 2045.
Funds

Appropriation, 2046.
Disbursement, 2047.

Pensions of patients, 2048.
Disposal of articles produced by patients,

2049,
Admission of patients-

Requirements, 2050.
Members of Soldiers' Ilome, 2051.
Imates of National Home for Dis.

abled Volunteer Soldiers, 2052,
Convicts, 2053.

Return to prison, 2054. Transfer of patients to other hospitals,

2055.
Hospital care of the insane :

In California, 2056.
In the Philippine Islands, 2057.
In Porto Rico, 2058.
Prisoners of war and interned aliens,

2059. Transfer of patients from military hos.

pitals to public hospitals, 2060. Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board :

Established, 2061.
States assisted in care of venereal pa-

tients, 2062. Research, 2063.

2003. Provision for medical treatment of soldiers. * * for medical care and treatment not otherwise provided for,

for the pay of civilian physicians employed to examine physically applicants for enlistment and enlisted men and to render other professional services from time to time

under proper authority;

Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 967–963), making appropriations for the support of the Army: Medical Department.

Similar provision appears in previous appropriation acts.
for regulations concerning medical attendance of soldiers see A. R. 1452 and 1453.

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2004. Medical treatment of the families of soldiers.-- * * Provided, That the medical officers of the Army and contract surgeons shall whenever practicable attend the families of the officers and soldiers free of charge. Act of July 5, 188.1 (23 Stat. 112), making appropriations for the support of the Army: Medical Department. 2005. Prevention

and

treatment of contagious diseases.-For * supplies required for mosquito destruction in and about military posts in the Canal Zone,

for the proper care and treatment of epidemic and contagious diseases in the Arnry or at military posts or stations, including measures to prevent the spread thereof,

Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 967), making appropriations for the support of the Army: Medical Department.

Similar provisions appear in previous appropriation acts.

2006. Army and Navy hospital at Hot Springs, Ark.- * Army and Navy hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, which shall be erected by and under the direction of the Secretary of War, in accordance with plans and specifications to be prepared and submitted to the Secretary of War by the SurgeonsGeneral of the Army and Navy; which hospital, when in a condition to receive patients, shall be subject to such rules, regulations, and restrictions as shall be provided by the President of the United States: Provided further, That such hospital shall be erected on the Government reservation at or near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Act of June 30, 1882 (22 Stat, 121), making appropriations for the 811pport of the Army.

The Ariny and Navy hospital at Ilot Springs, Ark., was erected on a Government reservation, pursuant to this act. Provision for the supply of the Army and Navy at this hospital has been regularly included in appropriations for the Medical and Hospital Departinent in support of the Army acts. 2007. Rules for patients in the Army and Navy Hospital at Hot Springs, Ark.-

Proriiled, That hereafter all persons admitted to treatment in the Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs, Arkansas, shall, while patients in said hospital, be subject to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States;

Act of March 3, 1909 (35 Stat. 798), making appropriations for the support of the Army.

2008. Hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico.-- * * Provided further, That the hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, for the treatment of tuberculosis, shall be opened to the treatment of the officers and men of the Navy and Ma. rine Corps. Act of March 2, 1907 (34 Stat. 1172), making appropriations for the support of the Army.

2009. Rules for patients at Fort Bayard. - * * Provided further, That all persons admitted to treatment in the general hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, shall, while patients in said hospital, be subject to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States: of June 12, 1906 (34 Stat. 200), making appropriations for the support of the Army.

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2010. Hospitals of the Public Health Service open to the Army and seamen.-That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to provide Immediate additional hospital and sanatorium facilities for the care and treatment of discharged sick and disabled soldiers, sailors, and marines, Army and Navy nurses (male and female), patients of the War Risk Insurance Bureau, and the following persons only: Merchant marine seainen, seamen on boats of the Mississippi River Commission, officers and enlisted men of the United States Coast Guard, officers and employees of the Public Health Service, certain keepers and assistant keepers of the United States Lighthouse Service, seamen of the Engineer Corps of the United States Army, officers and enlisted men of the l'nited States Coast and Geodetic Survey, civilian employees entitled to treatment under the United States Employees' Compensation Act, and employees on Army transports not oflicers or enlisted men of the Army, now entitled by law to treatment by the Public Health Service. Sec. 1, act of Bar. 3, 1919 (40 Stat. 1302).

The above statute authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to contract for the use of hospitals, also to purchase and construct hospitals. The act of Mar. 4, 1921 (41 Stat. 1364), authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to provide additional hospital and outpatient dispensary facilities for persons who served in the World War and became patients of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance or of the Federal Board for Vocational Education, Rehabilitation Division, and appropriated $18,600,000.

2011. Medical care in private hospitals.- * * for medical care aud treatment not otherwise provided for, including care and subsistence in private hospitals, of officers, enlisted men, and civilian employees of the Army, of applicants for enlistment, and of prisoners of war and other persons in military custody or confinement, when entitled thereto by law, regulation, or contract: Provided further, That this shall not apply to officers and enlisted men who are treated in private hospitals or by civilian physicians while on furlough ; Ad of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 967), making appropriations for the support of the Army: Medical Department. Similar provision appears in previous appropriation acts.

2012. Hospital care of Canal Zone garrisons.—For paying the Panama Canal such reasonable charges, exclusive of subsistence, as may be approved by the Secretary of War for caring in its hospitals for officers, enlisted men, military prisoners, and civilian employees of the Army admitted thereto upon the request of proper military authority, $60,000: Provided, That the subsistence of the said patients, except commissioned officers, shall be paid to said hospitals out of the appropriation for subsistence of the Army at the rates provided therein for commutation of rations for enlisted patients in general hospitals, Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 968), making appropriations for the support of the Army: Hospital care, Panama Canal Garrison. Similar provision appears in previous appropriation acts.

2013. Medical attention for disabled soldiers.-In addition to the compensation abore provided, the injured person shall be furnished by the United States such reasonable governmental medical, surgical, and hospital services and with such supplies, including wheeled chairs, artificial limbs, trusses, and similar appliances, as the director may determine to be useful and reasonably necessary, which wheeled chairs, artificial limbs, trusses, and similar appliances may he procured by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in such manner, either by purchase or manufacture, as the director may determine to be advantageous and reasonably necessary:

Sec. 302 (6), adued to the act of Sept. 2,

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