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Disposition of fees.

Bond of treasurer.

Salaries,

Expenses.

Appropriation,

an order issued by said bureau to the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding, certified to by the secretary of said bureau.

All fees that may be received by said bureau, from examination or any other source, shall be paid over to the Treasurer of this Commonwealth by the treasurer of the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure, at least once in each three months, on a proper audit being made thereof by the Auditor General of this Commonwealth; and that the treasurer of said bureau shall give a bond to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the sum of five thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of his duties; said bond to be approved by the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure and the Attorney General of this Commonwealth, who shall be custodian of the same.

Each appointed member of the said bureau shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500), and the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Health five hundred dollar's ($500) each, and the secretary and treasurer an additional five hundred dollars ($500), in addition to the necessary traveling expenses properly incurred and certified to by the secretary of the said bureau.

For the payment of said salaries and expenses, and for other incidental expenses, including rent, clerical services, stenographer, and typewriting, and any other assistance that may be necessary for carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the two fiscal years commencing June first, one thousand nine hundred and eleven. All accounts of said bureau shall be audited by the Auditor General of this Commonwealth; and, when proper warrants for the payment of the same shall be issued, drawn on the State Treasurer.

The Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure shall refuse to grant a license, to practice medicine or surgery, to an applicant upon the presentation to said Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure of a court record showing the conviction, in due course of law, of said person for producing, or aiding or abetting in producing, a criminal abortion or miscarriage, by any means whatsoever; and, further, the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure, upon such evidence and proof, shall cause the name of such convicted person, if a licentiate, to be removed from the record in the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure may refuse, revoke, or suspend the right to practice medicine or surgery in this State for any or all of the following reasons, to wit: The conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, habitual intemperance in the use of ardent spirits or stimulants, narco

Refusal of license to criminal practitioner.

Reasons for re. fusing, revoking or suspending license.

tics, or any other substance which impairs intellect and judgment to such an extent as to incapacitate for the performance of professional duties.

Any person who is a licentiate under this act, or Preferred charges. who is an applicant for examination for licensure to practice medicine or surgery in this State, against who are preferred any of the foregoing charges for causing the revocation or suspension of license, or for causing refusal of the right to be examined for licensure shall be furnished by the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure with a copy of the complaint; and shall have Hearing. a hearing before the bureau, or by attorney, and witnesses may be examined by said bureau respecting the guilt or innocence of said accused. The suspension of license of any licentiate under this act shall be removed when said narcotic or vicious habit, hereinbefore specified, shall have been adjudged by the said bureau to be cured or overcome, and said suspended licentiate deemed capable of practicing his or her profession.

The provisions of this act shall not apply either Exemptions. directly or indirectly, by intent or purpose, to affect the practice of pharmacy as authorized by the act approved May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hun. dred and eighty-seven, entitled “An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and sale of poisons, and prevent adulterations in drugs and medicinal preparations in the State of Pennsylvania,” or the several amendments thereto; nor to affect the practice of dentistry as au. thorizd by the act approved July ninth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An act to establish a Dental Council and State Board of Dental Examiners; to define the powers and duties of said Dental Council and said State Board of Dental Examiners; to provide for the examination and licensing of practioners of dentistry, and to further regulate the practice of dentistry,” or the several amendments thereto; nor to affect the practice of osteopathy as authorized by the ac! approved March nineteenth, one thousand nine hundred and nine, entitled “An act to regulate the practice of osteopathy in the State of Pennsylvania; to provide for the establishment of a State Board of Osteopathic Examiners; to define the powers and duties of said Board of Osteopathic Examiners; to provide for the examining and licensing of osteopaths in this State, and to provide penalties for the violation of this act." nor shall this act be so construed as to give to the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure any jurisdiction over any of the schools or colleges of the methods herein exempted. (b)

Act of March 24,

REPEAL OF FORMER RELATED ACTS. “An act to protect the people of the Commonwealth 1877. against incompetent practitioners of medicine and sur

(b) Act June 3, 1911, Sec. 1-13, P. L. p. 639.

Act of June 8, 1881.

"An alt hundredone (Pampe one thousa

Act of May 18, 1893.

Section 4, act of
March 24, 1877,

gery and obstetrics,” approved the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventyseven (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, page forty-two);

"An act entitled 'An act to provide for the registration of all practitioners of medicine and surgery,'approved the eighth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, page seventy-two);

"An act to establish a Medical Council and three State Boards of Medical Examiners; to define the powers and duties of Medical Council and said Board of Medical Examiners; to provide for the examination and licensing of practitioners of medicine and surgery; to further regulate the practice of medicine and surgery; and to make the appropriation for Medical Councils,” approved the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three (Pamphlet Laws, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, page ninety-four);

“An act to amend the fourth section of an act, entitled “An act to protect the people of the Commonwealth against incompetent practitioners of medicine, surgery and obstetrics.'” approved the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventyseven, passed July twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred fifty-eight);

“An act of the twenty-seventh day of April, one thousand nine hundred and nine (Pamphlet Laws, two hundred and fifty-one), being an act entitled “An act to amend section thirteen of the act of May eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, of an act entitled 'An act to establish a Medical Council and three State Boards of Medical Examiners; to define the powers and duties of said Medical Council and said State Boards of Medical Examiners to provide for the examination and licensing of practitioners of medicine and surgery; to further regulate the practice of medicine and surgery; and to make an appropriation for the Medical Council, providing that applicants for license to practice medicine shall furnish proof that they have obtained a competent education, covering not less than four years' high school course, or its equivalent;" are hereby repealed.

All other acts or parts of acts, general, special, or local, pertaining to the subject-matter covered by this act and inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed; it being intended that this act shall furnish a complete and exclusive system in itself so far as relates to the right to practice medicine and surgery in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This act shall take effect and be in full force on and after January first, one thousand nine hundred and

Act of April 27, 1909.

Repeal,

General report.

twelve; except in so far as the same relates to the appointment by the Governor of the members of the board. (c)

ARTICLE C. CONSOLIDATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. That whenever graded schools can be made to ac- When act shall commodate the pupils of one or more ungraded schools, be in force. by consolidating said ungraded school or schools with another school, either graded or ungraded, it shall be the duty of the board of school directors to abandon the one-room school or schools, and, instead or repairing or rebuilding the one-room schoolhouse or scho0l- Frection of a houses, they shall erect a suitable modern building for modern building. the purpose of consolidating and properly grading all of the said schools: Provided, That no pupil of the abandoned schools shall be required to walk more than a mile and a half to the new school building. (d)

Proviso.

ARTICLE D.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES.

diseases.

school,

No child, or other person, suffering from anthrax, Communicable bubonic plague, cerebrospinal meningitis (epidemic), (cerebrospinal fever, spotted fever), Asiatic cholera, smallpox(variola, varioloid), typhus fever, yellow fever, relapsing fever, or leprosy, or residing in the same premises with any person suffering from any of said Exclusion from diseases, shall be permitted to attend any public, private, parochial, Sunday or other school; and the teachers of public schools and the principals superintendents and teachers, or other persons in charge of private, parochial, Sunday, or other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all such children or persons from said schools; such exclusion to continue for a period of thirty days following the release, by reason of the recovery or death, of the person last afflicted in said premises, or his or her removal to a hospital, the removal of quarantine, and the thorough disinfection of the premises.

No child, or other person, suffering from scarlet fever Scarlet fever. (scarlatina, scarlet rash) shall be permitted to attend Exclusion from any public, private, parochial, Sunday, or other school; school. and the teachers of public schools, and the principals,

Dy Other inmates of superintendents, and teachers, or other persons in premises. charge of private, parochial, Sunday, and other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all Exclusion. such children and persons from such schools; such exclusion to continue for a period of thirty days follow

(c) Act June 3, 1911, Sec. 14-15. P. L. p. 639. (d) Act April 13, 1911, Sec. 1, P. L. p. 63.

aflicteré been erwise, follo

Proviso.

Immunes.

ing the removal of quarantine and the disinfection of the premises wherein such child or other person shall reside; and no child, or other person, residing in the same premises with any person suffering from scarlet fever (scarlatina, scarlet rash), shall be permitted to attend any public, private, parochial, Sunday, or other school; and the teachers of public schools, and the principals, superintendents, teachers or other persons in charge of private, parochial, Sunday, and other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all such children or persons from said schools, until the expiration of the quarantine period for the last person in the said premises so afflicted; provided the person or persons so afflicted has or have been properly isolated during the quarantine period; otherwise, such exclusion to continue for a period of ten days following the removal of quarantine and disinfection of the premises, by reason of the recovery, death or removal to a hospital of the person last afflicted in said premises: Provided, however, That any child or person who is immune from scarlet fever, by virtue of a former attack—this fact being attested by the attending physician-may, on an outbreak of the said disease in the premises in which he or she resides, be allowed, after taking a disinfecting bath and putting on disinfected clothing, to remove therefrom and take up his or her residence in other premises occupied exclusively by adults, and may, from and after ten days from such removable, be admitted into any of the said schools (e).

No child, or other person, suffering from diphtheria (diphtheritic croup, membraneous croup, or putrid sore throat) or residing in the same premises with any person suffering therefrom, shall be permitted to attend any public, private, parochial, Sunday, or other school; and the teachers of public schools, and the principals, superintendents, and teachers, or other persons in charge of private, parochial, Sunday, or other similar schools, are hereby required to exclude any and all such children or persons from said schools; such exclusion to continue for a quarantine period of twenty-one days from the date of onset of the disease in the last person so afflicted; or for a period of fourteen days from the date of onset of the disease in the person last so afflicted, provided that antitoxin has been used for the treatment of the person or persons so afflicted, and for the immunizing of the inmates of the premises not so afflicted: And further provided, That two negative bacteriological cultures have been secured from the diseased area of the person last afflicted, on two successive days; said children or persons may, in either event, thereafter, upon the removal of quarantine and disinfection of the premises, be immediately readmitted to any of said schools. (f)

(e) Act May 14, 1909. Sec. 3, P. L. p. 857.
(1) Act May 14, 1909. Sec. 5, P. L. p. 858.

Diphtheria.

Exclusion,

Proviso.

Cultures.

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