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[75 Stat. 579]
[75 Stat. 579]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 87-280-SEPT. 22, 1961

579

employee of any such person working under his immediate supervision and direction in his private office, provided no such employee shall hold herself out, or otherwise represent herself to be a physical therapist. POWERS o r COMMISSIONERS

SEC. 5. The Commissioners are hereby vested with full power and authority to delegate, from time to time, to their designated agent or agents, any of the functions vested in them by this Act. ESTABLISHMENT OF BOARD

SEC. 6. The Commissioners may establish a physical therapists examining board to perform any of the functions vested in the Commissioners by this Act, and, if so established, such board shall be composed oi such persons posssessing such qualifications as the Commissioners shall determine. The Commissioners are authorized to prescribe the terms of office of members of such board and to fix the compensation of such members. The Commissioners may appoint as members of such board. Federal and District government employees, and such members shall not be entitled to receive compensation as board members, and any such member shall not be debarred by such membership from employment in the Federal or District governments not inconsistent with her duties as a board member. Any board member may receive her compensation as a board member as well as any retirement pay, retirement compensation, or annuity to which she may be entitled on account of previous service rendered to the United States or the District of Columbia governments. POWERS AND DUTIES

SEC. 7. (a) The Commissioners are authorized to adopt from time i^^^l^g' ®*' '^^^' "^ to time and prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to enable them to carry into effect the provisions of this Act. The Commissioners shall maintain a register of all persons registered as Register, physical therapists. The Commissioners shall maintain a register of approved schools which they deem afford adequate training in physical therapy. Studie 8 and (b) The Commissioners may make such studies and investigations, vestigations. inand obtain or require the furnishing of such information under oath or affirmation or otherwise, as they deem necessary or proper to assist them in prescribing any regulation or order under this Act, or in the administration and enforcement of this Act, and regulations and orders thereunder. For such purposes, the Commissioners may administer oaths and affirmations, may require by subpena or otherwise the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the pix>duction of documents at any designated place. In the event of contumacy or refusal to obey any such subpena or requirement under this section, the Commissioners may make application to the municipal court for the District of Columbia for an order rejquiring obedience thereto. Thereupon the court, with or without notice and hearing, as it in its discretion may decide, shall make such order as is proper and may punish as a contempt any failure to comply with such order in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c), section 5, of the Act of April 1, 1942 (56 Stat. 193, chapter 207; sec. 11-756(c), D.C. Code, 1951 edition).