MEDICAL COUNCIL OF DELAWARE
AN ACT to Amend Chapter 27 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware in relation to Medical Council of Delaware.
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 the Sec. 13, Chap. 27, State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by Revised Code Amended repealing 845. Sec. 12 and 846. Sec. 13 of said Chapter and substituting in lieu thereof two new sections as follows:
845. Section 12. On receiving from either of said Boards of Medical Examiners such official report of the examination favorable report 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 revoke a certificate issued for a license to practice medicine or surgery for the following causes, to wit:
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 in- curable 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 or who are or have been members of State Examining and Licensing Boards of other States, or applicants examined and approved by the National Board of Medical Examiners, upon the payment of fifty dollars to the Treasurer of the Medical Council of Delaware, and on 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 by the said Medical Council upon the recommendation of the said Boards of Medical Examiners, without further examination thereby.
The Medical Council shall keep a record of all certificates, Record of Candidates when and to whom issued.
846. Section 13. Any person not authorized to practice Candidates medicine and surgery in this State, and desiring to enter upon such practice, shall deliver to the Secretary of the Medical Council, upon the payment of a fee of ten dollars, a written Fe" application for examination, together with satisfactory proof that the applicant is more than twenty-one years of age; is Qualifications of good moral character ; has obtained a diploma from some reputable literary or scientific college, or a certificate from the faculty of Delaware College, signed by the President and attested by the Secretary thereof, that he or she is qualified to enter the freshman class of the Latin Scientific Course of the said College; or its equivalent, as may be determined by the Medical Council; and has received a diploma conferring the degree of Doctor of Medicine from some legally incorporated medical college, which in the opinion of the Medical Council was in good standing at the time of the issuing of the said diploma, and shall have served as an interne for one year in a hospital approved by the Medical Council. Applicants who have received their degree in medicine after the passage of this Act, must have pursued the study of medicine for at least four years, including four regular courses of lectures of not less than seven months each, in different years, prior to the granting of said degree, in some legally incorporated medical college or colleges, approved by the Medical Council. Such proof shall be made upon affidavit. Upon the making of said payment and proof, the Medical Council shall issue to said applicant an order for examination before such one of the State Board of Medical Examiners as the applicant for certificate may select. In case of failure at any such examination, the candidate, after the expiration of six months and within two years, shall have the privilege of a second examination by the same Board to which application was first made, without the payment of an additional fee, but if after six months and before two years from such examination, said application shall lie withdrawn, the said ten dollars ($1o.00) shall upon demand be returned. Provided that applicants for license who graduated prior to July 1st, A. D. 1901, and have been in continuous and reputable practice for at least five years since graduation, may be admitted to the examinations of one of said Boards, upon certified and satisfactory evidence of good moral character, of three courses of medical lectures in different calendar years, and of a competent academic education according to the requirements of that time ; and provided further, that applicants for license who graduated prior to July 1st, A. D. 1896, and have been in continuous and reputable practice for at least ten years, may be admitted to the examination of Qualifications one of said Boards upon certified and satisfactory evidence of moral character, of two courses of medical lectures, in different calendar years, and of a competent academic education according to the requirements at that time.
Approved March 17, A. D. 1923.