Scientology is accepted as a religion throughout the world. Since the establishment of the first Church of Scientology in 1954, the religion has grown to millions of members and Scientologists practice in virtually every country of the world.
Scientology policy, first written in 1964 by its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, stated:
2. If the disability is curable within the skill of the physical practitioner to require the person be so treated before Scientology counseling be undertaken.