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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1582

PUBLIC LAW 98-414—SEPT. 24, 1984

Public Law 98-414 98th Congress Joint Resolution Sept 24 1984 [H.J. Res. 545]

Designating the week of September 16 through 22, 1984 as "Emergency Medicine Week".

Whereas emergency medical personnel throughout our Nation are specialists trained to handle life- or limb-threatening illnesses and injuries requiring immediate attention, and must be available 24 hours every day of the week to all patients who need medical aid; Whereas the emergency medical services system in the United States provides emergency health care to millions of citizens annually; Whereas vast improvements in emergency medicine have been made in the past fifteen years, and emergency department personnel have completed extensive training and continuing education to keep up with these improvements; Whereas the efforts of these trained men and women have saved thousands of lives; and Whereas the observance of "Emergency Medicine Week" will educate our citizens about emergency medicine: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of September 16 through 22, 1984 is designated "Emergency Medicine Week". The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved September 24, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 545: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Sept. 12, considered and passed House. Sept. 20, considered and passed Senate.