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RERF Glossary

A-bomb Survivors Medical Treatment Law

Established in 1957, this law decreed that A-bomb survivors were entitled to A-bomb survivors’ health handbooks, biannual health examinations for better health management, detailed health examinations in the event that any abnormality was found, and medical compensation if they were certified as eligible by the Minister of Health and Welfare. These measures were incorporated into the Atomic Bomb Survivors Support Law in 1995.