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Alabama Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Franklin C. Minton, Paga
president.

191

Alaska Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. E. E. Bach, presi-
dent..

186

American Medical Association, letter from Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame.--- 195

American Optometric Association:

Employment outlook for optometrists.

134

Licensed optometrists and certified ophthalmologists related to

the population of the United States, table_

34

Optometry seeks bright young men and women who are looking
for a rewarding, exciting professional career.

133
Optometry's Role in Health Maintenance--A Study of Re-

ferrals,” from American Journal of Public Health, November
1961, by Dr. Galen F. Kintner.-

37

Scholarships in optometry, 1964–65.-

85

Statements with respect to importance of vision..

41-59

Vision and school achievement..

35

What is an optometrist?-

81

Your opportunity as a lady 0.D.

131

American Optometric Foundation, statement of Dr. Frank M.

Kitchell, senior vice president.

142

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, accredited schools

and colleges of optometry in the United States, their deans, and
year organized, table...

69
California Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. Bernard R.

Garrett, chairman, legislative committee, and Dr. G. Bradley
Barnes, president...

189

Chelf, Hon. Frank, letter from..

187

Florida Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. Paul M. Kessler,

president.

190

Georgia Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Wallis E. Reagin,

president.

194

Gross, Hon. H. R., letter from..

188

Harding, Hon. Ralph, letter from..

188

Hawaii Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Richard A. Johnson,

corresponding secretary-

12

Health, Education, and Welfare Department:

Letter from Dr. Luther L. Terry, Surgeon General...

172

Memorandum from Dr. Paul Q. Peterson, Assistant Surgeon

General, transmitting additional information..

173

Huddleston, Hon. George, Jr., letter from

188

Idaho Optometric Association:

Letter from-

Hibbard, Dr. C. P., president---

193

Schroeck, Dr. Peter G., secretary-treasurer.,

193

International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry, Inc.,

letter from Dr. Albert H. Rodriguez, president-

190

International Chiropractors Association, letter from Joseph P. Adams,

Washington, D.C., counsel..

146

Iowa Optometric Association, telegram from C. M. Long, president-- 189

Kansas Optometric Association, Inc., letter from Dr. E. D. Nelson,

president

196

Kentucky Optometric Association:
Telegram from,
Madden, Dr. B. W., president.

187
Oliver, Dr. George I., administrative director.

189

Maryland Optometric Association, Inc., telegram from Dr. B. A.

Saltysiak, president -

195

McIntire, Hon. Clifford G., letter from..

185

Michigan Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Ralph M. Howard,

president

188

New Mexico Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. L. O. Blevins,

president

196

North Dakota Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Kenneth L.

Benson, president.-

196

Ohio State Board of Optometry, letter from J. T. Keith, president -- 190

LOANS TO STUDENTS OF OPTOMETRY

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1964

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:17 a.m., in room 1334, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Paul G. Rogers, of Florida, presiding.

Mr. ROGERS of Florida. The subcommittee will come to order, please. The hearings today are being held on H.R. 8546 by Mr. Roberts of Alabama, and 30 identical bills which would amend title 7 of the Public Health Service Act to extend the student loan program, recently established for medical students under Public Law 88–129, to students of optometry.

The bills and sponsors are as follows:
H.R. 8522, by Mr. Patman of Texas.
H.R. 8560, by Mr. Hagen of California.
H.R. 8562, by Mr. Rogers of Texas.
H.R. 8586, by Mr. Baker of Tennessee.
H.R. 8588, by Mr. Cameron of California.
H.R. 8603, by Mr. Harrison of Wyoming.
H.R. 8607, by Mr. Patten of New Jersey.
H.R. 8658, by Mr. Thomson of Wisconsin.
H.R. 8665, by Mr. Cleveland of New Hampshire.
H.R. 8678, by Mr. Thompson of New Jersey.
H.R. 8679, by Mr. Trimble of Arkansas.
H.R. 8702, by Mr. Garmatz of Maryland.
H.R. 8704, by Mr. Leggett of California.
H.R. 8705, by Mr. McIntire of Maine.
H.R. 8721, by Mr. Glenn of New Jersey.
H.R. 8753, by Mr. Joelson of New Jersey.
H.R. 8758, by Mr. Anderson of Illinois.
H.R. 8775, by Mrs. Hansen of Washington.
H.R. 8783, by Mr. Van Pelt of Wisconsin.
H.R. 8788, by Mr. Halpern of New York.
H.R. 8791, by Mr. Fisher of Texas.
H.R. 8794, by Mr. Shipley of Illinois.
H.R. 8795, by Mrs. Dwyer of New Jersey.
H.R. 8917, by Mr. Laird of Wisconsin.
H.R. 9038, by Mr. Dorn of South Carolina.
H.R. 9108, by Mr. Macdonald of Massachusetts.
H.R. 9182, by Mr. Grabowski of Connecticut.

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H.R. 9313, by Mr. Robison of New York.
H.R. 11095, by Mr. Bass of Tennessee.
H.R. 11306, by Mr. Clark of Pennsylvania.
(H.R. 8546 and departmental reports follow :)

[H.R. 8546, 88th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act so as to extend to qualified

schools of optometry and students of optometry those provisions thereof relating tostudent loan programs Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 740(a) of the Public Health Service Act is amended by striking out “or dentistry" and inserting "dentistry or optometry".

(b) Section 740(b)(4) of such Act is amended by striking out “or doctor of osteopathy” and inserting “doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of optometry or an equivalent degree".

(c) Section 741 (b) of such Act is amended by striking out "doctor of osteopathy" and inserting "doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of optometry or an equivalent degree".

(d) Section 741(c) of such Act is amended by striking out “or dentistry" and inserting “dentistry, or optometry".

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, D.C., May 26, 1964, Hon. OREN HARRIS, Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This is in reply to your request of September 25, 1963, for the views of the Bureau of the Budget on H.R. 8522, a bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act in order to make students of optometry eligible for student loans thereunder.

In his report to you on this bill, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare opposes the enactment of H.R. 8522. The Bureau of the Budget concurs in the views expressed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and, accordingly, recommends against the enactment of H.R. 8522. Sincerely yours,

PHILLIP S. HUGHES, Assistant Director for Legislative Reference.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE,

May 25, 1964. Hon. OREN HARRIS, Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Repre

sentatives, Washington, D.C. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This letter is in response to your request of September 25, 1963, for a report on H.R. 8522, a bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act in order to make students of optometry eligible for student loans thereunder.

The bill would extend to schools and students of optometry the loan provisions of the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1963, part 0 of title VII of the Public Health Service Act. The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare would be authorized to enter into agreements with public or other nonprofit schools of optometry for the establishment and operation of student loan funds. The schools could make loans up to $2,000 per year to students in need of the amount thereof in order to pursue a full-time course of study leading to a degree of doctor of optometry or an equivalent degree. Loans would be repayable over a 10-year period, beginning 3 years after the student ceases to pursue a full-time course of study. The present law provides for the establishment and operation of such loan funds only at schools of medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry.

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