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[75 Stat. 580]
[75 Stat. 580]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961


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




Issuance of certificate.

SEC. 8. The Commissioners shall register as physical therapists all applicants who prove to the satisfaction of the Commissioners their iitness for registration under the terms of this Act. The Commissioners shall issue to each person registered a certificate of registration, which shall be prima facie evidence of the right of the person to whom it is issued to represent herself as a registered physical therapist, and authorized to practice as such under this Act. REGISTRATION W^ITHOUT EXAMINATION

Application date.

SEC. 9. The Commissioners shall register as a physical therapist, without examination, any physical therapist who is at least twenty years of age and of good moral character and who presents evidence satisfactory to the Commissioners that she was, prior to the effective date of this Act, practicing physical therapy in the District of Columbia for a period of two years immediately preceding the effective date of this Act, and that she (1) has graduated from an approved school of physical therapy listed in the register of approved schools or (2) received comparable training or experience in the practice of physical therapy as determined by the Commissioners. Application for registration under this section shall be made on or before the expiration of one year from the effective date of this Act, REGISTRATION AFTER EXAMINATION

E l i g i b i l i t y requirements.

SEC. 10. The Commissioners shall pass upon the qualifications of applicants for registration, provide for and conduct all examinations, determine which applicants have successfully passed the examination and duly register such applicants. To be eligible to be examined for registration as a physical therapist, an applicant must meet the following requirements: (a) Be at least twenty years old. (b) Be of good moral character. (c) Be in good physical and mental health, as certified by a physician licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. (d) Be a graduate of an approved school of physical therapy listed in the register of approved schools; or possess comparable educational qualifications as determined by the Commissioners. The examinations specified in this section shall be conducted at such times and places as the Commissioners may determine, and notice of time and place of such examination shall be published not less than thirty days before the first day of each examination in one or more newspapers of local circulation. The examination shall embrace such coverage of the following subjects to determine the applicant's qualification: The applied sciences of anatomy, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, physiology, pathology, physics; "physical therapy" as defined in this Act, applied to medicine, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery; medical ethics; technical procedures in the practice of "physical therapy" as defined in this Act. RECIPROCITY

SEC. 11. Any applicant who has practiced physical therapy and has been registered, certified, or licensed as such in any State may, upon proof of good moral character, be registered without examination, provided the applicant has graduated from a school of physical therapy approved by the Commissioners, or has received competent