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A Committee on Arrangements, and such other committees as may be necessary.
SEC. 2. The Committee on Scientific Work shall consist of three members, of which the Secretary-Treasurer shall be one, and shall determine the character and scope of the scientific proceedings of the Association for each session. Thirty days previous to each annual session it shall prepare and issue a program announcing the order in which papers, discussions and other business shall be presented.
SEC. 3. The Committee on Public Policy and Legislation shall consist of three members and the President and Secretary. Under the direction of the House of Delegates it shall represent the Association in securing and enforcing legislation in the interest of public health and of scientific medicine. It shall keep in touch with professional and public opinion, shall endeavor to shape legislation so as to secure the best results for the whole people, and shall strive to organize professional influence so as to promote the general good of the community in local, State and national affairs and elections.
SEC. 4. The Committee on Arrangements shall be appointed by the component society in which the annual session is to be held. It shall provide suitable accommodations for the meeting-places of the Association and of the House of Delegates, and of their respective committees, and shall have general charge of all the arrangements. Its chairman shall report an outline of the arrangements to the Secretary-Treasurer for publication in the program, and shall make additional announcements during the session as occasion may require.
CHAPTER VII.-COUNTY SOCIETIES.
SECTION 1. All county societies now in affiliation with this Association, or those which may hereafter be organ
ized in this State, which have adopted principles of organization not in conflict with this constitution and by-. laws, shall, on application, receive a charter from and become a component part of this Association.
SEC. 2. As rapidly as can be done after the adoption of this constitution and by-laws, a medical society shall be organized in every county in the State in which no component society exists, and charters shall be issued thereto.
SEC. 3. Charters shall be issued only on approval of the Council, and shall be signed by the President and Secretary of this Association. The Association shall have authority to revoke the charter of any component society whose actions are in conflict with the letter or spirit of this constitution and by-laws.
SEC. 4. Only one component medical society shall be chartered in any county.
SEC. 5. Each county society shall judge of the qualification of its own members, but, as such societies are the only portals to this Association, every reputable and legally registered white physician who does not practice or claim to practice, nor lend his support to, any exclusive system of medicine, shall be eligible to membership. Before a charter is issued to any county society, full and ample notice and opportunity shall be given to every such physician in the county to become a member.
SEC. 6. Any physician who may feel aggrieved by the action of the society of his county in refusing him membership, or in suspending or expelling him, shall have the right to appeal to the Council, and its decision shall be final, when ratified by the Association.
SEC. 7. In hearing appeals the Council may admit oral or written evidence, as in its judgment will best and most fairly present the facts, but in case of every appeal, both
as a Board and as individual Councilors in district and county work, efforts at conciliation and compromise shall precede all such hearings.
SEC. 8. When a member in good standing in a component society moves to another county in this State, his name, on request, shall be transferred without cost to the roster of the county society into whose jurisdiction he
SEC. 9. A physician living on or near a county line may hold his membership in that county most convenient for him to attend, on permission of the component society in whose jurisdiction he resides.
SEC. 10. Each component society shall have general direction of the affairs of the profession in its county, and its influence shall be constantly exerted for bettering the scientific, moral and material condition of every physician in the county; and systematic efforts shall be made by each member, and by the society as a whole, to increase the membership until it embraces every qualified physician in the county.
SEC. II. At some meeting in advance of the annual session of this Association, each county society shall elect a delegate or delegates to represent it in the House of Delegates of this Association, in the proportion of one delegate to each fifty members, or fraction thereof, and the Secretary of the society shall send a list of such delegates to the Secretary of this Association, at least ten days before the annual session.
SEC. 12. The Secretary of each component society shall keep a roster of its members, and of the non-affiliated registered physicians of the county, in which shall be shown the full name, address, college and date of graduation, date of license to practice in this State, and such other information as may be deemed necessary. In
keeping such roster the Secretary shall note any changes in the personnel of the profession by death, or by removal to or from the county, and in making his annual report he shall be certain to account for every physician who has lived in the county during the year.
SEC. 13. The Secretary of each component society shall forward its assessment, together with its roster of officers and members, list of delegates, and list of nonaffiliated physicians of the county, to the Secretary of this Association each year thirty days before the annual session.
SEC. 14. Any county society which fails to pay its assessment, or make the report required, on or before April 1 of each year, shall be held as suspended, and none of its members or delegates shall be permitted to participate in any of the business or proceedings of the Association, or of the House of Delegates until such requirement has been met.
SECTION I. No address or paper before the Association shall occupy more than twenty minutes in its delivery; and no member shall speak longer than five minutes, nor more than once on any subject, except by unani
SEC. 2. All papers read before the Association, or any of the sections, shall become its property. Each paper shall be deposited with the Secretary when read.
SEC. 3. The deliberations of this Association shall be governed by parliamentary usage as contained in Robert's Rules of Order, when not in conflict with this constitution and by-laws.
The present membership of the Association shall constitute the nucleus in their respective counties for the organization of county societies. They shall have a preliminary organization and invite all reputable white physicians in their county to join them in forming a permanent organization. At the meeting for permanent organization they shall elect officers and adopt a constitution and by-laws, the same not to conflict with that of the State Association. Those counties not now having membership in the State Association may call a meeting of the regular white physicians, organize a society and secure a charter from the Secretary of the State Association.
These by-laws may be amended at any annual session by a majority vote of the Association, after the amendment has laid on the table for one day.