Community Health Services and Facilities Act

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Community Health Services and Facilities Act
Great Seal of the United States.
Long title An Act to assist in expanding and improving community facilities and services for the health care of aged and other persons, and for other purposes.
Nickname(s) Community Health Services and Facilities Act of 1961
Enacted by the  87th United States Congress
Effective October 5, 1961
Citations
Public Law 87-395
Stat. 75 Stat. 824
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 4998
  • Signed into law by President John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961

The United States Community Health Services and Facilities Act (Pub.L. 87–395, 75 Stat. 824) was enacted by the 87th United States Congress and signed into law on October 5, 1961.[1] Its passage was encouraged by the 1961 White House Conference on Aging, which is held once every ten years.

The 1961 act funded grants to the states for the expansion of medical services facilities like nursing homes, and medical programs for general public health and outpatient services for the elderly. It also extended and strengthened the 1946 Hill–Burton Act.[2]

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  1. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "John F. Kennedy: "Statement by the President Upon Signing the Community Health Services and Facilities Act.," October 5, 1961". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Community Health Services and Facilities Act of 1961- H.R. 4998— Public Law 87-395, approved October 5, 1961". Legislative Summary: Health. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.