PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 2 4 8 - S E P T. 14, 1961
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employee boards to perform, under this paragraph, functions of the same character as those which may be performed thereunder by duly designated divisions." Approved September 14, 1961. Public Law 87-248 September 14, 1961
[H. R. 8032] D. C. H e a l i n g Arts P r a c t i c e Act, amendment.
rp^j amend the Healing Arts Practice Act, District of Columbia, 1928, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5 of the Healing Arts Practice Act, District of Columbia, 1928, approved February 27, 1929 (45 Stat. 1326, 1327), as amended (sec. 2-103, D.C. Code, 1951 ed.), is amended (a) by inserting the subsection designation " (a) " immediately before the first word of such section; and (b) by adding the following subsection: " (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of the preceding subsection relating to registration, in the case of persons presenting evidence of graduation from a medical school or training in a hospital not located in the United States, the commission is authorized to accept certificates from the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates or other organizations approved by (1) the American Medical Association, (2) the Association of American Medical Colleges, (3) the Federation of State Medical Boards, and (4) the American Hospital Association as bein^ qualified to examine and evaluate the professional skill, training, and qualifications of graduates of foreign medical schools, such certificates to show that the applicants have successfully qualified under an American Medical Qualification Examination of such Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, or an examination comparable in form and comprehensive covera^e of subject matter to an American Medical Qualification Examination." SEC. 2. Section 26 of said Act approved February 27, 1929 (45 Stat. 1326, 1336; sec. 2-122, D.C. Code 1951 ed.), is amended (a) by striking "studied the healing art through not less than four graded courses of not less than nine months each, in a professional school or schools registered under this Act, and has been graduated by such a school", and inserting in lieu thereof "been graduated from a professional school registered under this Act"; and (b) by inserting immediately after ^'Frovided^ where it first appears in such section the following: "That the commission shall by rule provide for determining whether an applicant who has been graduated from a professional school registered under this Act at a time when such school was not so registered may be admitted to examination, and such commission shall, in determining whether any such applicant shall be admitted to examination under this section, take into consideration whether the curriculum and the qualifications of the faculty of such school were substantially the same during the period the school was attended by the applicant as they were at the time the school first became registered under this Act, and if the commission shall so find, such applicant shall be admitted to examination: Provided further".