CHAPTER 89 - MEDICAL COUNCIL OF DELAWARE

PROVIDING CERTAIN OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS MAY BE LICENSED WITHOUT LICENSE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS. AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF DELAWARE BY PROVIDING THAT CERTAIN OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS MAY BE LICENSED TO PRACTICE WITHOUT FURTHER EXAMINATION.

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

Section 1. That 924. Sec. 12 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

924. Sec. 12. Certificates; Medical Council to Issue; When Refused or Revoked; To Whom Issued Without Usual Examination; Record of:--On receiving from either of said Boards of Medical Examiners such official report of the examination of any applicant for certificate for license, the Medical Council .shall issue forthwith to each applicant who shall have been returned as having successfully passed the examination, a certificate to that effect.

The Medical Council of Delaware may refuse to issue a certificate for a license to practice medicine and surgery or may cancel or revoke a certificate issued for a license to practice medicine or surgery for the following causes, to wit:

Material misrepresentation of facts in the application; chronic and persistent inebriety; the practice of criminal abortion; conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude or for publicly advertising special ability to treat or cure chronic incurable diseases, or where any person shall present to the said Medical Council any diploma, license or certificate that shall have been illegally obtained or that shall have been signed or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representations; in complaints for violating the provisions of this Section, the accused person shall be furnished with a copy of the complaint and given a hearing before the said Medical Council in person or by attorney.

Applicants examined and licensed by State Examining and Licensing Boards of other States, or applicants examined and approved by the National Board of Medical Examiners or by the National Board of Osteopathic Examiners and who also shall have engaged in active practice in the State from which they apply for a period of at least two consecutive years, upon the payment of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to the Treasurer of the Medical Council of Delaware, and on the filing with the Secretary of said Medical Council a copy of his or her license or certificate certified to by the Secretary of such Board, showing also that the standard of requirements of the said Board at the time the said license or certificate was issued, was substantially the same as that required by the said Medical Council of Delaware, and of his or her affidavit as to the personality thereof, may be granted a certificate for a license to practice medicine and surgery, or to practice as an osteopathic physician, as the case may be, by the said Medical Council upon the recommendation of the said Boards of Medical Examiners or, in proper cases, upon the recommendation of the selected associated Osteopathic Examiner, provided for in Section 19 of this Chapter, without further examination by the said Boards or by the Medical Council and said selected associated Osteopathic Examiner.

The Medical Council shall keep a record of all certificates, when and to whom issued.

Approved April 10, 1945.