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PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. Section 182. Preliminary statement.
In view of the contemplation of a further investigation and classification of registrants physically qualified for special and limited military service who have not the physical qualifications for general military service, and in view of the decision to accept some registrants for general military service with remediable defects, who are otherwise physically and mentally qualified for military service, the following new regulations for the physical examination of registrants by the physician of the Local Board becomes necessary:
Local Boards can accept registrants for general military service only when they come within the standards for unconditional acceptance with or without remediable defects.
Local Boards can reject registrants for general military service only when the registrant comes within the standards of unconditional rejection.
Local Boards may accept registrants for special and limited military service; but must refer all doubtful cases to the Medical Advisory Board or a member or members thereof.
Physicians on the Local Board are not required to make a complete examination of every registrant. The moment the physician on the Local Board finds a mental or a physical defect placing the registrant within the standards of unconditional rejection the physician on the Local Board shall indicate this in Form 1010. (section 282, page 227), after “physically deficient and not physically qualified for military service by reason of” and shall, in the space following, write the disqualifying defect.
In all other cases the Local Board shall make a complete examination of registrants; and, when the physician of the Local Board finds a defect which does not come within the standards of unconditional rejection but does take the registrant out of the class within the standards of unconditional acceptance, he shall proceed to make a complete examination and may then, if in doubt, refer the registrant to the Medical Advisory Board, or a member or members thereof, reporting the result of the complete examination, including a report of the defect or defects, on Form 1010 (p. 227).
Registrants can not be declared physically qualified for general military service (see Form 1010, sec. 282, p. 227) until the complete examination has been made by the physician on the Local Board, with the finding that the candidate comes in every instance within the standards of unconditional acceptance with or without remediable defect. Then, it is so noted and recorded on Form 1010 (sec. 282, p. 227), and if there is a remedial defect, this is also recorded after “physically qualified for general military service.”
Section 183. Place, order, and method of examination.
For material, see Form 75, “ Standards of Physical Examination.” Section 184. Causes for rejection.
For material, see Form 75," Standards of Physical Examination." Section 185. Dental requirements.
For material, see Form 75, “ Standards of Physical Examination." Section 186. Degree of deficiency for disqualification.
In these regulations the standards for unconditional rejection which place the registrant in the cla-s physically deficient and not physically qualified for military service are clearly defined. When the Local Board is in any doubt, the registrant should be referred to the Medical Advisory Board, or a member or members thereof. The attention of Local Boards and examining physitians is called to section 123. Section 187. Temporary defects.
Registrants confined to their homes or hospitals, or who present themselves with some temporary defect, the result of an acute disease, injury, or operation, or who are waiting for operation, should be granted a reasonable delay for completing the physical examination.
All of these cases should be thoroughly investigated by the physician on the Local Board.
Registrants with contagious, communicable, reportable diseases should not be ordered before the Local Board for examination until they are discharged by the boards of health.
Registrants recovering from diphtheria should not be ordered to the cantonments until three negative cultures at intervals of three days have been obtained from the throat and nose. In localities where there is no provision for this bacteriological work, consult the municipal or State health authorities, or United States Public Health Service. Section 188. Special and limited military service.
In view of the importance of a thorough investigation and classification of registrants belonging to this group, Local Boards are required to refer to the Medical Advisory Boards, or some member or members thereof, all such registrants concerning whose qualifications there may be doubt.
The physician of the Local Board is urged to consult with the Medical Advisory Board about this group and to familiarize himself with the specific regulations concerning special and limited military service.
Note 1.-See section 177 and Form 75, “ Standards of Physical Examination."
Note 2.-For rules of procedure concerning physical examinations, see sections 122 to 128) and 141 to 143, inclusive.
Note 3.-Great care must be taken in observing the difference in the standards of physical examination as between registrants to be inducted into the Army and those to be inducted into the Navy.
A. DISBURSING OFFICERS.
H. ACCOUNTS CURRENT.
A. DISBURSING OFFICER.
Section 189. Bond and oath of disbursing officers.
No person shall enter upon the duties of disbursing officer until lio shall have qualified as such by furnishing an official bond approved by, and with penalty in a sum fixed by, the Secretary of War, and shall have taken the oath of office.
Section 190. Double compensation.
No person shall receive compensation from Federal funds for two positions held under the Selective Service Law, nor shall any person receive salary from any appropriation made by Congress and applied to the use and operation of the Selective Service System when receiving salary from any other Federal appropriation.
Note 1.- This paragraph applies only when combined amount of said salaries exceeds the sum of $2,000 per annum, but this shall not apply to retired officers or enlisted men of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. Act of Congress, August 29, 1916, Military Laws of the United States, 1915, with supple
ments to March 5, 1917, paragraph 169–B, pages 653 and 654. Section 191. Assistant to the Adjutant General.
The officer in the United States Army appointed as assistant to The Adjutant General shall receive the pay and allowances of his grade in the Army, and shall be paid by the department quartermaster of the department in which the State is located.
Section 192, Inspection.
Inspectors appointed by the Governor as provided in section 31 (-) may be paid $5 per day for each day actually engaged in such duties. Section 193. Gratuitous services.
The duty of members of District and Local Boards and other persons appointed to perform duties in the execution of the Selective Service Law is patriotic service of so high and important a character
that a great majority of those acting in this capacity have felt that they should render it gratuitously. The Government desires to accept such gratuitous service wherever it can be rendered without great hardship to the individual. There are citizens whose services the country needs in this capacity but who can not without disproportionate loss and hardship longer absent themselves from their private business without compensation. The services of these men can not be spared by the Government at this time. The rate of compensation for members of Local and District Boards, specified in sections 194 and 195, is prescribed to relieve this condition. Wherever members of Local or District Boards feel that they can, with justice to their families and themselves, decline compensation for their services, the Government will gratefully accept their patriotic tender, but members of such boards whose circumstances are such that they can not do so should submit vouchers at the rates hereinafter prescribed.
Section 194. District Boards. Compensation.
Members of District Boards may be paid a compensation of $1.25 per hour for each hour that they are actually present at the office of the board and wholly engaged in the duties prescribed by these regulations for members of District Boards, and also for each hour they are actually traveling and are actually engaged in the duties prescribed by these regulations, in no case to exceed $10 for any single day or $200 for any single month. (See sec. 32.) Section 195. Local Boards. Compensation.
A. For services rendered by members of Local Boards on and after September 1, 1918, there may be paid to each member a compensation of $1 per hour for each hour that he is actually present at the office of the board and wholly engaged in the duties prescribed by these regulations for members of Local Boards, in no case to exceed $10 for any single day or $200 for any single month (except as prescribed in par. D of this section). The maximum compensation to be paid the members of a Board for any month shall be determined by the following table:
compensation Total registration at beginning of month, less inductions (including per month to
those of deserters), cancellations, transfers, classification in class 5, be paid to and deaths in previous months.
boards of three or more
1,000 or under.
$150 175 200 250 300 375 450 525 600
B. For the services rendered by members of Local Boards in reclassifying and inducting men (individually or collectively) and for other miscellaneous services from March i to June 30, 1918, each board of threě or more members may be paid a compensation as payment in full for all services rendered by them to and including June 30, 1918, the sum of $3 for each man inducted into the military service of the United States and accepted by the military authorities, from March 1 to June 30, 1918, both dates inclusive, by the board of which they are members. If any changes have occurred in the personnel of a Local Board during the period from March 1 to June 30, 1918, members will be paid for the number of men inducted during their membership on the board.
C. For services rendered by members of Local Boards during the period between July 1, 1918, and August 31, 1918, each board of three or more members may be paid a compensation which shall not exceed the sum of $3 for each registrant inducted into the military service of the United States during such period and accepted by the military authorities, and, in addition thereto, 30 cents as an aggregate compensation to the members of the board for each registrant of the June 5 and August 24, 1918, classes to whom a questionnaire shall have been mailed, and who shall have been finally classified by the board in accordance with these regulations during said period. If any changes have occurred in the personnel of a Local Board during the period from July 1 to August 31, 1918, members will be paid for the number of men inducted or classified during, their membership on the board. D. Money due for services shall be paid in proportionate amounts to each member of a Local Board claiming compensation, unless it shall be requested by unanimous vote of the Local Board that the money due shall be paid in some other proportion. In such cases the amounts to be paid shall not exceed the following, under
Subdivision A, supra: One member, 50 per cent of the maximum allowance to the board; two members, 75 per cent of the maximum allowance to the board, to be distributed between them.
Subdivision B, supra : One member, $1.50 for each man inducted; two members, $2.25 for each man inducted, to be distributed between them.
Subdivision C, supra: One member, $1.50 for each man inducted and 15 cents for each classification; two members, $2.25 for each man inducted and 25 cents for each classification, to be distributed between them.
E. No payments shall be made by disbursing officers for the work performed by the members, of Local Boards except in accordance with these regulations, nor shall any payment be made to a member of a Local Board who shall not have rendered bona fide service to the Government during the period mentioned in paragraphs B and C of this section.
F. In lieu of the certificate concerning services rendered by the members of the Local Board to be made by the chief clerk as provided in Section 17 hereof, the chief clerk of each Local Board shall prepare the claims and vouchers for compensation of members of Local Boards under the various subdivisions of this section and shall enter thereon a certificate, which will be made on blank space on back