CHAPTER 90

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE AND LICENSING OF OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 86 OF VOLUME 41, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE PRACTICE AND LICENSING OF OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 27 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 86 of Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out 931. Sec. 19, thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 931. Sec. 19 to read as follows:

931. Sec. 19. Osteopathic Physicians; Examination of; License to:--All persons hereafter proposing to practice as Osteopathic Physicians in this State who are now authorized by the laws of this State to practice as Osteopathic physicians are authorized to continue in such practice without further conforming to, and notwithstanding any of the provisions of this Chapter. All persons hereafter proposing to practice as Osteopathic Physicians in this State shall be examined by the Medical Council, and an Osteopathic Physician, who shall be designated by the Delaware State Osteopathic Society, and provided further, that all such future applicants to so practice shall be examined only upon such questions as shall be selected by the Medical Council, and such selected Osteopathic Examiner in Anatomy, Surgery, Chemistry, Diagnosis, Hygiene, Pathology, Physiology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Therapeutics, Practice and Principles of Osteopathy, and shall satisfy said Council and Associated Osteopathic Examiner that he or she is of good moral character, has completed a standard four-year high school course, and has completed two years of acceptable college work including English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This requirement as to two years' college work shall only apply to applicants who enter a school or college of Osteopathy after the date of the passage of this Act. Any person who is holder of a degree of Osteopathy granted by any legally chartered and regularly conducted school of Osteopathy which maintains a course of study in hours, subjects and terms equal to the standard required for recognition by the American Osteopathic Association as accredited college, who has been in personal attendance as a student in such school or college for at least thirty-two months prior to the granting of said degree, and who has served as an interne for a period of one year in a hospital recognized by the American Osteopathic Association or by the American Medical Association, shall be eligible to such examination. Upon successfully passing said examination the applicant shall be entitled to receive and shall receive from said Medical Council a certificate to practice as an Osteopathic Physician in this State. The State Tax Commissioner shall upon the payment of the amount of the State license fee prescribed by law under this Chapter issue to any Osteopathic Physician authorized by law to practice in this State and to any such person who shall present to him such certificate of the Medical Council a license signed by the State Tax Commissioner certifying that such a person is licensed to practice as an Osteopathic Physician in this State conformably to the laws thereof. Any person practicing as an Osteopathic Physician without such license shall be subject to the penalties provided for in Section 23 in this Chapter. Applicants for this examination shall pay twenty-five ($25.00), the same as physicians of other schools of practice as provided under Section 13 of this Act. A certificate issued for a license to practice as an Osteopathic Physician may be revoked by the Medical Council for the same causes and under the same procedure as stated under Section 12 of this Act.

Approved March 3, 1939.