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.S. Congress, Hos: .COMMITTEE ON

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE

SALUD PNISSON

TARD DIVISION

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 12937, H.R. 13049, H.R. 13155, H.R. 13176,
H.R. 13583, H.R. 13623, H.R. 13821, H.R. 13917,

H.R. 14941, and H.R. 15071
TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF OPTOMETRY IN THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

MARCH 21, 22, 23, AND MAY 31, 1966

(REVISED)

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WASHINGTON : 1966

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HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

JOHN L. McMILLAN, South Carolina, Chairman THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota HOWARD W. SMITH, Virginia

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio JOHN DOWDY, Texas

CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina

FRANK J. HORTON, New York JAMES W. TRIMBLE, Arkansas

RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH, Indiana B. F. SISK, California

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia
CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan
G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia
DON FUQUA, Florida
DONALD M. FRASER, Minnesota
CARLTON R. SICKLES, Maryland
J. OLIVA HUOT, New Hampshire
GEORGE W. GRIDER, Tennessee
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi

JAMES T. CLARK, Clerk
CLAYTON GASQUE, Staff Director
HAYDEN S. GARBER, Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4

JOHN DOWDY, Texas, Chairman BASIL L. WHITENER, North Carolina

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio B. F. SISK, California

FRANK J. HORTON, New York G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH, Indiana J. OLIVA HUOT, New Hampshire

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia GEORGE W. GRIDER, Tennessee

RVS 1A966

WERDNAs, TS ND REPORTS

CONTENTS

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221

H.R. 12937 (Sisk), to revise existing law relating to the examination,

licensure, registration, and regulation of optometrists and the practice

Page

of optometry in the District of Columbia.

1

H.R. 13049 (Fuqua), identical bill.

1

H.R. 13176 (Springer), identical bill.

1

H.R. 13155 (Shriver), identical bill.

1

H.R. 13623 (Huot) identical bill.

1

H.R. 13821 (Nelsen), identical bill.,

1

H.R. 13917 (Anderson of Tennessee), identical bill..

265

H.R. 14583 (Hull), identical bill.

265

H.R. 14941 (Olsen of Montana), identical bill..

265

H.R. 15071 (Schisler), identical bill..

265

Staff memorandum..

7
Summary of proposed legislation, and section-by-section analysis---

11

STATEMENTS

American Optometric Association:

Kohn, Harold, Esq., general counsel.

58

McCrary, Dr. V. Eugene, president...

17

California, University of, School of Optometry, Dean Meridith W. Morgan,

Jr...

45

District of Columbia Bar Association, John F. Mahoney, Jr., Esq -

District of Columbia Board of Optometry:

Ephraim, Dr. Zachary, president..

266

Greenwood, Dr. John..

266

Teunis, Dr. Robert, vice president.

266

Warren, Dr. Evart, secretary-

266

Witten, Dr. Wendell..

266

District of Columbia Government:

Heath, Dr. Frederick C., Deputy Director, Department of Public

Health

243, 253

Moyer, Thomas, Esq., Assistant Corporation Counsel..

243
District of Columbia Optometric Society, Henry J. Hoff, 0.D., president. 29
Fuqua, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida. 260
Guild of Prescription Opticians of America and Guild of Prescription
Opticians of Washington, D.C.:
Harris, Mr. Frank, director..

204, 215
Jones, Frank, president, District of Columbia Guild.

204, 215
Miller, Jerry A., executive secretary-

204, 215
Stoutenburg, Joseph, Esq., special counsel.

204, 215

Teunis, Mr. Alfred.

204

White, Charles, chairman, Virginia State Board of Opticians ----- 204, 215

Indiana Optometric Association, Robert M. McNevin, Esq., attorney--

85

McLeod, William N., Jr., Esq----

241

Medical Society of the District of Columbia:

Albert, Dr. Dan, chairman, section of ophthalmology -

105, 177

Cowan, Dr. Claude L., professor of ophthalmology, Howard

University--

105, 151

Dryden, Dr. J. Spencer, chairman of the executive board.

105

Magee, Warren E., Esq., counsel.---

182

National Association of Optometrists and Opticians, Galen E. Rowe, Jr.,

president.

229

Sisk, Hon. B. F., a Representative in Congress from the State of California. 8
Tennessee State Optometric Association, H. Sanders Anglea, Esq., general
counsel...

153
Texas Optometric Association, Charles M. Babb, Esq...

156

105,

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