Acts performed by authorized employees of the Institute under this section shall be valid, and of like force and effect within the United States, as if performed by any other person authorized under the laws of the United States to perform such acts.
22 U.S. Code § 3306 - Services to United States citizens on Taiwan
(a) Authorized servicesThe Institute may authorize any of its employees on Taiwan—
to administer to or take from any person an oath, affirmation, affidavit, or deposition, and to perform any notarial act which any notary public is required or authorized by law to perform within the United States;
To  act as provisional conservator of the personal estates of deceased United States citizens; and
to assist and protect the interests of United States persons by performing other acts such as are authorized to be performed outside the United States for consular purposes by such laws of the United States as the President may specify.
(b) Acts by authorized employees
 So in original. Probably should not be capitalized.