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Research Article  |   May 1984
Funding Health Services for Children
Author Affiliations
  • Jane Davis Rourk, OTR, is Occupational Therapy Consultant, the Division for Exceptional Children, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and Adjunct Instructor, Occupational Therapy Division, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Advocacy / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   May 1984
Funding Health Services for Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1984, Vol. 38, 313-319. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.5.313
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1984, Vol. 38, 313-319. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.5.313
Abstract

This paper reviews major federal laws that have helped raise a consciousness in this country for increasing availability of health care services for handicapped and chronically ill children, and have authorized financial assistance for these services. This review is intended to provide a basic understanding of these key statutes so that they can be used to expand available occupational therapy services. Private health insurance is also reviewed since approximately one-third of all health care costs for children is reimbursed by this source.