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Maryland Manual, 1971-72
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President: Bernard E. Rothman, O.D., 1973
Ivan E. Tellis, O.D., 1973; Wilbur S. Weksler, O.D., 1973; William
S. Firey, O.D., 1975; Melvin E. Waxman, O.D., 1975.
1013 Spring Street, Silver Spring 20910 Telephone: 589-3400
This Board, created by Chapter 652, Acts of 1914, consists of five
persons appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for four-year terms from a
list endorsed by the Maryland Association of Optometrists. The Board
administers the optometry laws of the State and regulates the prac-
tice of optometry. It examines, licenses, and registers. The credentials
of the applicant must comply with standards set by this Board. For
just cause, the Board may revoke any certificate of registration or
examination (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. -Vol., Art. 43, sees. 368-86).
Appropriations 1971 1972
Special Funds $7,998 $7,699
Staff: None.
President: G. Byron Kight, 1975
Vice President: Arlington S. Phillips, 1975
Treasurer: Norman Dennis, 1975
Secretary: George J. Gonce, 1975
Joseph F. Ambrose, 1975; Bernard 0. Hardesty, Sr., 1975; Edward
L. Lilly, 1975; Jack H. Levinson, 1975; C. Miller Waltz, Jr., 1975.
140 Main Street, Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 267-5921
The State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, created as
the State Board of Undertakers by Chapter 160, Acts of 1902, re-
ceived its present name by Chapter 503, Acts of 1937. The Governor,
upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Mental
Hygiene, and by and with the consent of the Senate appoints the nine
members of the Board for four-year terms. Four members must be
residents of Baltimore City, and five must be residents of the counties.
The Commissioner of Health serves as an ex officio member of the
Board. Every person carrying on the business of funeral directing
and embalming in the State must register with, and procure a license
from, the Board. The Board must renew licenses annually, and it has
the power to suspend or revoke any license. The Board 'makes regula-
tions for the enforcement of provisions in the laws regarding funeral
directing and embalming. In general, the laws deal with qualifications
and examinations of applicants for license and registration. Examina-
tions are held annually at a time and place to be fixed by the Board
(Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 43, sees. 339-63). By Chapter 443,
Acts of 1971, the Board issues licenses for funeral establishments
(Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., 1971 Supp., Art. 43, sec. 361).
Appropriations 1971 1972
Special Funds $35,882 $33,615
Staff: 1.

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