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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 3174

PUBLIC LAW 98-609—OCT. 30, 1984

Public Law 98-609 98th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 30, 1984 [H.J. Res. 332]

To designate the week beginning May 20, 1985, as "National Medical Transcriptionist Week".

Whereas complete and accurate medical records are of vital importance to quality health care; Whereas the medical transcriptionist is instrumental in transcribing medical dictation detailing a patient's health care during an illness or after an injury; Whereas the medical transcriptionist is an indispensable assistant to physicians and surgeons; Whereas there is a lack of awareness of the job performed by a medical transcriptionist; and Whereas there is a shortage of trained medical transcriptionists: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning May 20, 1985, hereby is designated "National Medical Transcriptionist Week" and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 30, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 332: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Oct. 2, considered and passed House. Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate.