60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 884, 885 -AUG. 8 , 1946 service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1899 and for other pur- poses" (30 Stat. 369) as amended by the Act of March 18, 1940 (54 Stat. 54), and as further amended by the Act of March 17, 1941 (55 Stat. 43), is hereby further amended so that the last paragraph of the appropriation for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (30 Stat. 380) shall read as follows: "The President is hereby authorized to appoint for temporary serv- ice two hundred and fifty acting assistant surgeons, who shall have the rank and compensation of assistant surgeons: Provided,That not more than two hundred and fifty of such acting assistant surgeons may be serving in the naval service at any one time: Providedfurther, That the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or declared national emer- gency, may appoint, for temporary service with the compensation of assistant surgeons, such acting assistant surgeons as the exigencies of the service may require." Approved August 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 885] 933 34U..C. 21; Supp. V, § 21. Appointment of act- ing assistant surgeons. AN ACT August 8, 1946 To amend the Act of February 9, 1907, as amended, with respect to certain fees. 8. r2408 [Public Law 678] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sen- Registration of tence of section 4 of the Act of February 9, 1907, entitled "An Act to na4 sta. 88 define the term 'registered nurse' and to provide for the registration of nurses in the District of Columbia", as amended (D. C. Code, sec. 2-404), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 4. That every nurse desiring to register in the District of Application. Columbia shall make application to the nurses' examining board for examination and registration, and at the time of making such appli- cation shall pay to the treasurer of said board $15." SEC. 2. That the first sentence of section 9 of the Act entitled "An 34 tat. s9. Act to define the term 'registered nurse' and to provide for the regis- tration of nurses in the District of Columbia", as amended (D. C. Code, sec. 2 -408), is amended by substituting, in lieu thereof, the following: "SEC. 9. That all expenses incident to the execution of the provi- Paymentofexpen- sions of this Act shall be paid from fees collected (a) from schools om fem. of nursing (b) from registration or reregistration of nurses, and (c) from the following services- "(1) for repeat examinations of nurses- "(2) for the evaluation of each high-school record of a candi- date for admission to a school of nursing; "(3) for verification of records; "(4) for a duplicate certificate of registration upon proof acceptable to the nurses' examining board that the original cer- tificate has been lost or destroyed; "(5) for duplicate annual registration cards; "(6) for mailing a certificate of registration a second time if no notification of change of address has been made; and " (7) for proctoring examination for out-of-State applicants when the examination is held at a time other than the regular examination of the District of Columbia. The fees referred to in clause (c) shall be reasonable fees fixed by the nurses' examining board, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the Dis- trict of Columbia." Approved August 8, 1946.