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      RS 37:11     


§11.  Functions of the department; exceptions

The functions of the department, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, comprise all functions of the state authorized by law to be exercised in relation to the administration of laws requiring tests of qualifications for licenses to practice professions and vocations and the functions of licensing practitioners and regulating the practice of such professions and vocations.  

The functions of the department do not include the regulation of or the examining and licensing for the practice of civil engineering and surveying, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, law, school teaching, or chauffeuring of common carrier motor vehicles, or the functions of:

(1)  The Board of Examiners of Bar Pilots for the Port of New Orleans;

(2)  The Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners and Examiners;

(3)  The Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans;

(4)  The Board of Examiners of Pilots for Calcasieu Bar, Pass, and River;

(5)  The State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana;

(6)  The State Board of Embalming and Funeral Directing;

(7)  The Board of Barber Examiners;

(8)  The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners;

(9)  The Board of Control of Cosmetic Therapy; or

(10)  The State Board of Examiners of Journeyman Plumbers.  

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