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FG 154 (National Advisory Committee on Health Facilities)

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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

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Organization Information

The National Advisory Commission on Health Facilities was established February 28, 1967, by the President as announced in his Message to Congress on Education and Health. It was a Presidential advisory committee, which terminated upon submission of its final report in December 1968.

The Commission was established to study national needs for a total system of health facilities, including hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, long-term care institutions, and clinics. The National Advisory Commission also considered the future of the Hill-Burton program of federal funding for construction of hospitals and health-related facilities.

The Commission emphasized the need for a joint public-private partnership in replacing the fragmented system of providing medical services with organized community systems of comprehensive health care available to all and suggested steps leading toward this goal.

The Commission consisted of 15 members appointed by the President who represented a cross section of state and local government, health professionals, and consumer interest groups.

Scope and Content Note

Subject category FG 154 contains material relating to the National Advisory Commission on Health Facilities. However, there are no documents in this collection.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 154 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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