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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/736

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712 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 428-AUG. 1, 1947 [61 STAT. Fee. in full force and effect. The fee for such license shall be $20 per annum, which shall be paid to the Collector of Taxes of the District of Columbia. Such license shall be issued at the time and in the manner provided in paragraph numbered 5 of this section. pquaiflcationsofaP "(b) An applicant for a license shall submit proof satisfactory to the Commissioners, on such forms as the Commissioners may prescribe, that he is not less than twenty-one years of age, a citizen of the United States, of good moral character; that he is a graduate of a recognized high school or educational equivalent; that he is a graduate of a school or college of embalming, whose course of instruction is not less than nine months, comprising not less than eight hundred and forty hours of study, and that he has had not less than two years' practical experience Examination. in the business or profession. Such applicant shall be examined theo- retically and practically in anatomy, embalming, embalming fluids, sanitation, disinfection, the care and preparation of dead human bodies for burial and the shipment of same, laws and regulations per- taining to communicable diseases, and such other subjects as the Commissioners deem appropriate and proper. "An examination of applicants for a license shall be held not less frequently than once each year at such time and place as the Com- missioners shall determine; notice of such examination shall be given at least thirty days prior to the date set therefor. eiconse without " (C) Every person, who, at the time of enactment of this para- amination. graph, is registered as an undertaker with the Health Department of the District of Columbia and who was actually engaged, at any time during the five-year period immediately preceding the date of enactment of this paragraph, in discharging the duties of an under- taker and who desires to continue to discharge such duties shall be entitled to a license therefor without examination upon applica- tion therefor and upon furnishing proof satisfactory to the Com- missioners that he was so registered and so discharging such duties; that he is not less than twenty-one years of age, a citizen of the United States, of good moral character; and that he is a graduate of a school or college of embalming whose course of instruction is not less than nine months, comprising not less than eight hundred and forty hours of study, or that he has had actual experience equivalent thereto; and upon payment of the license fee hereinbefore provided. Authority of om - d )The Commissioners are hereby authorized: missioner. or A h Refusal to i e or 1) After notice and o en hearing, to refuse to issue or renew renew license, e to. or to suspend or revoke a icense for fraud or misrepresentation in the application therefor, or for misconduct during an examination therefor, or for any act or practice detrimental to the public health or safety, including the act of removing a dead human body without the prior consent of a person who, under the law, is authorized to give such consent, or for violation of the laws and regulations of the District of Columbia relating to the removal or burial or disposal of dead human bodies or the provisions of this paragraph or of the rules and regulations hereinafter authorized to be promulgated, or for conviction of a felony as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction. coppittento ondut "(2) To appoint a committee of five persons of good moral char- eaminations, etc. acter, two of whom shall have been actually and continuously engaged in discharging the duties of an undertaker or embalmer in the Dis- trict of Columbia for at least five years next preceding their appoint- ment and the Health Officer of the District of Columbia, or a member of the personnel of the Health Department designated by said Health Officer, who shall serve ex officio as a member of said committee, to