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rehabilitation during the period for which such estimate is made, and stating the amount appropriated or made available by the State and its political subdivisions for such expenditures in such period, (B) a report filed by the State containing its estimate for such period of the administrative expenses to be incurred by the State board in carrying out its functions under such State plan, (C) records showing the number of individuals in the State needing and eligible under the State plan for vocational rehabilitation, and (D) such other investigation as the Administrator may find necessary;

“(2) The Administrator shall then certify to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount so estimated by the Administrator for any period, reduced or increased, as the case may be, by any sum by which he finds that his estimate for any prior period was greater or less than the amount which should have been paid to the State for such prior period, except that such increases or reductions shall not be made to the extent that such sums have been applied to make the amount certified for any prior period greater or less than the amount estimated by the Administrator for such prior period.

“(3) The Secretary of the Treasury shall, upon receiving such certification, pay, through the Division of Disbursement of the Treasury Department and prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, to the State, at the time or times fixed by the Administrator, the amounts so certified. The money so received by the State shall be paid out in accordance with the provisions of the State plan.

“OPERATION OF STATE PLANS

"SEC. 4. Whenever the Administrator, after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing to the State board, finds that in the administration of the plan there is

“(1) a failure to comply substantially with any provision of the plan approved by the Administrator under section 2; or

“(2) a failure to afford reasonable cooperation with other Federal and State agencies providing vocational rehabilitation

or similar services, the Administrator shall notify such State board that further payments will not be made to the State under this Act until he is satisfied that there will no longer be any such failure. Until he is so satisfied the Administrator shall make no further certification to the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to such State under this Act.

“SERVICES FOR STATE BOARDS

“Sec. 5. To facilitate the operation of State plans under this Act, the Administrator is hereby authorized to enter into agreements with two or more State boards needing access to special facilities and services and to furnish to such boards, on a cost basis, services and facilities, and is hereby authorized to establish such needed facilities. Costs of establishing such facilities and furnishing such services for any State shall be paid from funds appropriated pursuant to this Act, but shall be deemed expenditures under the State plan, and reimbursement with respect to such cost shall be made by deducting an amount equal to such cost from payments made to such State under this Act.

“DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

"SEC. 6. Out of funds made available for the purpose, the Administrator is authorized to provide vocational rehabilitation services to disabled persons actually residing in the District of Columbia and to formulate and carry out a plan of cooperation with the United States Employees' Compensation Commission with respect to the vocational rehabilitation of any such disabled residents as are civil employees of the United States disabled while in the performance of duty. In carrying out his functions under this section, the Administrator is authorized to utilize and enlarge facilities of appropriate units of the Federal Security Agency, and to enter into agreements and cooperative working arrangements with public agencies and private persons, agencies, and institutions, within the United States, its Territories, and possessions, for services and use of facilities of such persons, agencies, and institutions and to compensate them and such units for such services and use.

“ADMINISTRATION

“Sec. 7. (a) In carrying out his duties under this Act, the Administrator is authorized

“(1) to make studies, investigations, and reports with respect to abilities, aptitudes, and capacities of handicapped individuals, development of their potentialities, and their utilization in gainful and suitable employment;

“(2) until July 1, 1945, to conduct appropriate courses of instruction for any personnel who participate or will participate in carrying out the purposes of this Act, and to detail such personnel to attend such courses and appropriate courses of not more than six weeks' duration conducted by other public agencies and private agencies and organizations, which detail shall be part of the ulcial drties of such employees;

"(3) until July 1, 1945, to provide personnel so detailed with necessary books and other material and pay their tuition, or reimburse them for expenditures therefor: and, in any case where such detail is away from an employee's official station he may, for purposes of subsistence and traveling expenses, be deemed on

travel status. “(b) Payment for use of facilities, and services obtained pursuant to this Act by the Administrator from units of the Federal Security Agency or other Federal agencies, shall be by check either in advance or as reimbursement, for the actual or estimated cost of such facilities and services, and amounts so paid shall be credited, as determined by such Administrator, either to special working funds as provided in existing law or to the appropriation or appropriations against which charges are to be made or have been made in providing the facilities or services, and payment for services and facilities of other agencies shall be made by check to the payee or payees specified by such agencies.

"(c) The Administrator is hereby authorized to make rules and regulations governing the administration of this Act, and to delegate to any officer or employee of the United States such of his powers and duties, except the making of rules and regulations, as he finds necessary in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

“REPORTS

“Sec. 8. Annual reports shall be made to the Congress by the Administrator as to the administration of this Act.

“APPROPRIATION

“Sec. 9. There are hereby authorized to be included for each fiscal year in the appropriations for the Federal Security Agency such sums as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, including an equitable share from District of Columbia funds of the sums made available for carrying out the purposes of section 6.

“DEFINITIONS

“Sec. 10. As used in this Act

“(a) The term 'vocational rehabilitation' and the term 'rehabilitation services' means any services necessary to render a disabled individual fit to engage in a remunerative occupation; and “(b) The term 'war disabled civilian' means

“(1) Any civilian (except a person who is paid by the United States, or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, for services as a civilian defense worker) disabled while serving at any time after December 6, 1941, and prior to the termination of the present war as declared by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress-

“(A) in the Aircraft Warning Service; or
"(B) as a member of the Civil Air Patrol; or

“(C) as a member, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, of the United States Citizens Defense Corps in the protective services engaged in civilian defense, as such protective services are established from time to time by regulation or order of such Director: or

“(D) as a registered trainee taking training in accordance with regulations prescribed by such Director for such pro

tective services, and “(2) Any civilian disabled while serving at any time after December 6, 1941, and prior to the termination of the present war as so declared as an other or meniber of the crew of a vessel owned or chartered by the Maritime Commission, or the War Shipping Administration, or operated under charter from such Commission or Administration, but no individual shall be considered to be a war disabled civilian unless he is disabled as a result of disease or injury, or aggravation of a preexisting disease or injury, incurred in line of duty during such period, not due to his own misconduct.

MSHOKT TITLE

"Seo. 11. This Act may be cited as the Vocational Rehabilitation Act'.”

Sec. 2. Effective July 1, 1943, the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the vocational rehabilitation of disabled residents of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes”, approved February 23, 1929, as amended, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. (a) The Act of June 2, 1920, as in effect prior to the enactment of this Act, and plans and regulations approved and promulgated thereunder prior to the enactment of this Act may, notwithstanding the amendment made by section 1 of this Act, be considered to remain in effect with respect to the period ending ninety days after the date of the enactment of this Act; and the plan formulated with the United States Employees' Compensation Commission pursuant to the Act of February 23, 1929, as in effect prior to the enactment of this Act, and regulations promulgated under such Act of February 23, 1929, prior to the enactment of this Act, shall remain in effect except to the extent they may be hereafter modified or superseded.

(b) If any State cannot fully comply with the conditions of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, as amended by this Act, on the date of the enactment of this Act such State may secure the benefits of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act as so amended, until sixty days after the legislature of such State first meets in due course after such date of enactment or until the earliest effective date after such sixty days which could be given in such State to legislation passed within such sixty days to secure the benefits of this Act, whichever is the later, if it complies therewith to the extent possible.

Sec. 4. This Act may be cited as the “Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943”.

Approved July 6, 1943.

(PUBLIC LAW 156—78TH CONGRE88)
CHAPTER 253-1st SESSION)

(H. J. Res. 150)

JOINT RESOLUTION Making additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1944 for emergency mater

nity and infant care for wives of enlisted men in the armed forces. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress (18sembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, under the Children's Burean, Department of Labor, namely:

Grants to States for emergency maternity and infant care (national defense): For an additional amount for grants to States, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbin, to provide, in addition to similar services otherwise available, medical, nursing, and hospital internity and infant care for wives and infants of enlisted men of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades in the armed forces of the United States, under allotinents by the Secretary of Labor and plans developed and administered by State health agencies and approved by the Chief of the Children's Burean, $18,600,000: Provided, Thut this appropriation may be used for payments of commitments made prior to October 1, 1843, in the cases of wives and infants of enlisted men in grades one, two, and three.

Salaries and expenses, emergency maternity and infant care (national defense): For all necessary expenses of the Children's Bureau in performing the duties imposed upon it in carrying out the program for emergency maternity and infant care, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and other items otherwise chargeable to the appropriations of the Department of Labor for contingent expenses, traveling expenses, and printing and binding, $20,000.

Approved October 1, 1943.

(110)

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