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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CHS. 451 , 452-AUG. 4 , 1947 SEC. 6. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated from time to time in fiscal years after 1947-1948 such sums as may be necessary to enable the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior to carry out the purposes of this Act, including all the classes of expenditures enumerated in the foregoing section. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 452] AN ACT To exclude certain interns, student nurses, and other student-employees of hospitals of the Federal Government from the Classification Act and other laws relating to compensation and benefits of Federal employees, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sen- tence of section 102 (a) of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 (Public Law 106, Seventy-ninth Congress), as amended, is amended by striking out "and" before "(5)" and by changing the period at the end of such sentence to a semicolon and adding: "and (6) student nurses, medical or dental interns, residents-in-training, student dieti- tians, student physical therapists, and student occupational therapists, assigned or attached to a hospital, clinic, or medical or dental labora- tory operated by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government, or by the District of Columbia, and any other student-employees, assigned or attached to any such hospital, clinic, or laboratory primarily for training purposes, who may be designated by the head of such department, agency, or instrumentality, or by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, as the case may be, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission." SEC. 2. The Classification Act of 1923, as amended and extended (5 U. S . C., ch. 13), shall not apply to student nurses, medical or dental interns, residents-in-training, student dietitians, student physi- cal therapists, and student occupational therapists, assigned or attached to a hospital, clinic, or medical or dental laboratory operated by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Govern- ment, or by the District of Columbia, and any other st udelt -enployees, assigned or attached to any such hospital, clinic, or laboratory pri- marily for training purposes, who may be designated by the head of such department, agency, or instrumentality, or by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, as the case may be, with the approval of the Civil Service Commission. SEC. 3. The heads of the departments, agencies, and instrumen- talities of the Federal Government and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall prescribe stipends to be paid to persons included in section 2 of this Act who are at their respective hospitals, clinics, or laboratories; but no such stipend shall be in excess of the applicable maximum prescribed by the Civil Service Commission. Such persons may be provided living quarters, subsistence, and laun- dering while at the hospitals, clinics, or laboratories and, when so furnished, the reasonable value thereof as prescribed by the head of the department, agency, or instrumentality concerned, or by the Com- missioners of the District of Columbia, as the case may be, shall be deducted from their stipends; but such deductions may not be less than the lowest deduction applicable to regular employees at the same hospital, clinic, or laboratory for similar accommodations. SEC. 4. Any person included in section 2 of this Act who suffers disability or death as a result of personal injury arising out of and in the course of training, or sustained in the performance of duties in connection therewith, shall be treated, for the purposes of the Act of 727 Appropriations au- thorized after 1947- 1948. August 4, 1947 [H. R. 1714] [Public Law 330] Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, amendment. 59 Stat. 296. 6 U.S . C. 902(a). Exemptions from coverage of student- employees attached to hospitals, etc. 42 Stat. 1488. 5U..o.. 661- 674. Stipends, etc. Injury in comuse of training.