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[75 Stat. 581]
[75 Stat. 581]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 2 8 0 - S E P T. 22, 1961


comparaible training as determined by the Commissioners. It is intended that the standards of education and training required for registration under this section shall be substantially equivalent to those required for registration pursuant to section 10 of this Act. This section shall be construed to apply only to candidates from States which admit registered physical therapists of the District of Columbia without examination. RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

SEC. 12. (a) Every registered physical therapist engaged in or who proposes to engage in the practice of physical therapy in the District of Columbia is hereby required to register with the Commissioners annually. Any registrant who allows her registration to lapse by failing to renew the registration annually may be reinstated by the Commissioners by showing cause satisfactory to the Commissioners for such failure and upon payment of all required fees. The Commissioners are authorized, after public hearing, to change from time to time the period for which registration or renewal thereof may be issued. (b) Any person registered under the provisions of this Act but thCTa'is's*"'^^'* not so practicing in the District of Columbia shall give written notice of such fact to the Commissioners. Upon receipt of such notice, the Commissioners shall place the name of such person upon the nonpracticing list. While remaining on such list, such person shall not be subject to the payment of any renewal fee and shall not hold herself out as a registered physical therapist nor practice as such in the District of Columbia. Application for renewal of registration and payment of renewal fee for the current year shall be made to the Commissioners by any such person desiring to resume practice as a registered physical therapist. DENIAL, REVOCATION, AND SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION

SEC. 13. The Commissioners are authorized and empowered to deny, revoke, or suspend any registration or certificate of renewal of registration issued by the Commissioners or applied for in accordance with the provisions of this Act if the applicant or holder thereof— (1) has been guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure any registration or renewal thereof provided for in this Act; (2) has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; (3) is an intemperate consumer of intoxicating liquors or is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs; (4) has been guilty of unprofessional conduct; (5) has willfully violated any of the provisions of this Act, or rules or regulations promulgated by the Commissioners pursuant to authority contained in this Act; (Q) is mentallj^ incompetent; is (T) is guilty of undertaking to treat ailments of human beings other than by physical therapy as authorized by this Act, or the undertaking to practice physical therapy independent of the prescription and direction ot a person appropriately licensed to practice under the Healing Arts Practice Act of the District of Columbia; or (8) is otherwise professionally incapacitated. Provided, That such denial, revocation, or suspension shall be made only upon specific charges in writing. A copy of any such charges and at least ten days' notice of the hearing of the same shall be mailed to the holder of or applicant for such registration, addressed to her at her last known address.