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gates or any conspicuous place of any building in the State, by duly authorized officers of the Board of Health, or any officers of tae Crescent Police, shall be fined not less than five nor more than twentyfive dollars ($25); and in case of default of payment, shall be subject to imprisonment of not less than five, nor more than twentyfive days, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Sec, 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all cases in violation of the above, shall be tried before any Recorder's Court of the parish of Orleans.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etry, That this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved July 6, 1882.

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ACT NO. 55 OF 1886.

AN ACT

Making it a crime for any person to practice, or to offer to practice,

medicine or surgery in this State for pay, without having first: complied with the provisions of Act No. 31 of the Acts of 1882, approved June 26, 1882, relative to the practice of medicine and surgery, and prescribing the punishment thereof.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, Whoever shall practice, or offer to practice medicine or surgery in this State for pay, without having first complied with the provisions of Act No. 31 of the Acts of 1882, approved June 26, 1882, relative to the practice of medicine and surgery, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction be fined not less than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not more than three months, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all fines imposed by this act shall be for the benefit of the Charity hospital of the parishes in which the offense herein provided for may be committed, and in parishes where there is no such hospital, for the benefit of the public school fund. No criminal prosecution under Section 1 of this Act, shall bar the imposition of any fine by civil process provided by Section 6 of said Act 31 of the Acts of 1882, nor shall the imposition of such fine bar such criminal prosecution.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That this act shall not apply to practitioners of medicine and surgery residing and practicing in other States, who may be summoned in special instances to attend patients in the State of Louisiana by any registered Physician.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That this act saall take effect on and after the first day of January, 1887.

Approved July 3, 1886.

ACT NO. 81 OF 1886.

AN ACT

To prohibit the sale in this State of oleomargarine, butterine, or other

substitutes as butter, and to provide a penalty for the violation, of the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That the sale of all substances, such as oleomargarine butterine, bogus butter or other material, either separately or in combination with any substances other than the product of the cow, a3 butter, is hereby prohibited.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That any merchant, grocer or other person doing business in this State, who shall barter, sell, handle or give away any of the substances mentioned in the first section of this act, except when so labeled as unmistakably to indicate their true composition, shall be guilty of a violation of the first section of this act, and on conviction of the same before any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by fine or im. prisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved July 8, 1886.

ACT NO. 120 OF 1886.

AN ACT For the better protection of the State of Louisiana in prohibiting

the introduction or use of infectious or contagious substances, matters or things claimed to be infectious or contagious (vaccine virus excepted) capable or claimed to be capable of transmission by inocculation, except under a special permit from the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana and to provide for the arrest and removal to the lower quarantine station of any person or persons who have introduced such infectious or contagious matters in the State of Louisiana, and their detention at the lower quarantine station at the discretion of the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana, and for the seizure and destruction of such infectious or contagious matters, substances or things.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to introduce or attempt to introduce or use into the State of Louisiana any substance, matter or thing which, in the opinion of the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana, may produce a liability to con. tagion or infection of any disease among the population of the State of Louisiana, whether the same shall be in the form of bacteria germs, microbes, virus (vaccine virus excepted), or any substances, matters or things containing or supposed or claimed to contain the elements of any contagious or infectious disease, disorder, or malady, or whether the same be claimed to be, or really is for the purpose of inocculation or any other purpose, unless the person or persons so introducing the said substance, matter or thing, shall have obtained prior to said introduction, the permission, in writing, from the said Board of Health of the State of Louisiana, which permission shall specify the manner, condition, form and method in which said substances, matters or things shall be introduced and used within the limits of the State, the terms of which permit shall be strictly complied with by the person or persons so introducing the said sub. stance, matter or th under the pains and penalties for the violation of the same, as hereinafter provided by this act.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person or persons who shall introduce, or attempt to introduce, or use any such substance, matter or thing into the State of Louisiana, or shall violate the permit granted by the Board of Health, shall be arrested, removed to and detained at the lower quarantine station, and shall be subjected, together with his apparel, baggage, goods and effects, to the same treatment, fumigation and disinfection as an infected person, and

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to detention for such a length of time as the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana may deem necessary, and to the seizure and destruction of said contagious or infectious su ostance, matter or thing.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved July 8, 1886.

ACT NO. 66 OF 1888.

(As amended by Act No. 144 of 1902).

AN ACT

To regulate the practice of pharmacy; to regulate the sale of com

pounded medicines and drugs, preparations and prescriptions; to regulate the sale of poisons; to create a State Board of Pharmacy, and to regulate the fees and emoluments thereof; to prevent the practice of pharmacy by unauthorized persons, and to provide for the trial and punishment of violators of the provisions of this act by fine or imprisonment.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That it shall hereafter be unlawful for any other than a registered pharmacist to compound medicines, drugs or chemicals, or to institute or conduct an apothecary or drug store, or pharmacy shop for compounding drugs, medicines or chemicals, or for any person to be employed therein, or placed in charge thereof, for the purpose of compounding drugs, or chemicals under prescriptions or otherwise,

Sec. 2. (Amd.) Be it further enacted, etc., That any person twenty-one years of age, presenting an affidavit setting forth a prac tical experience of four years in the manipulating and compounding of physicians' prescriptions in drug stores under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, shall be entitled to registration after passing a satisfactory examination before the State Board of Pharmacy; and any person eighteen years of age shall be entitled to registration as a qualified assistant after having two years' apprenticeship service under a registered pharmacist, and having passed a satisfactory examintion before the State Board of Pharmacy. A qualified assistant shall have the right to act as clerk or salesman in a drug store, and as sume charge thereof for not more than twenty-four consecutive hours, during the absence of the registered pharmacist thereof. It shall be the duty of all registered pharmacists, who take into their employ an apprentice for the purpose of becoming a pharmacist, to report to the Board of Pharmacy such facts regarding his schooling and preliminary qualification the State Board of Pharmacy may require for the purpose of registration. The State Board of Pharmacy shali furnish the proper blanks for this purpose, and issue a certificate as a registered apprentice at a cost not more than one dollar, Every registered pharmacist and qualified assisiant, after being duly notified by the Secretary of said Board of Pharmacy, shall apply for a renewai of said certificate quadrennially and pay therefor to the Treasurer of the State Board of Pharmacy the sum of one dollar. Any registered pharmacist or qualified assistant failing to apply for a renewal of certificate quadrennially shall have his or her certificate revoked by the State Board of Pharmacy, and shall cease to have authority to carry on the practice of pharmacy until he or she shall have paid to tae creasurer of the State Board of Pharmacy the re-registration fee.

(As amended by Act No. 144 of 1902).

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Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That the foregoing provisions of this act shall not apply to or affect any person who shall be engaged in the actual preparation, compounding and dispensing of medicines or drugs in the drug and apothecary business as proprietor of the same or as qualified assistant therein at the time of the passage of this act, except in so far as relates to registration and fees provided in section five. A qualified assistant engaged in the business at the time of ine passage of this act, is one who has had not less than two years practical experience in the preparations compounding and dispensing of medicines, or drugs in the drug and apothecary business. All other actual assistants actually engaged in the business at the time of the passage of this act, shall, upon the completion of a like term of two years' experience, be entitled to registration as qualified assistants without examination; provided, that nothing contained in this act shall in any manner whatever interfere with the business of any registered practitioner of medicine, nor in any way prevent him from administering or supplying his patients with such drugs and medicines as he may deem fit and proper, nor shall it interfere with the making and dealing in proprietary remedies, popularly called patent medicines, nor prevent storekeepers from dealing in and selling the commonly-used standard medicines and poisons, if all such standard medicines and poisons included in this section, conform in all respects to the requirements of section

Nor shall this act apply to any planter furnishing medicines to hands in his employment or leasing lands from him.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That in case the Board of Pharmacy shall have reason to doubt the truth of all allegations of any affidavit made under the provisions of the foregoing section, it shall have the right o examine into and hear evidence thereon, and it convinced of the falsity thereof, it shall have the right to refuse regis. tration, subject to the right of the applicant to appeal to the courts by mandamus; provided, that false swearing in an affidavit hereinbefore mentioned, shall be deemed perjury, and liable to punishment as in other cases under existing laws.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, etc., That where the applicant neither furnishes the diploma or affidavit required by the foregoing sections, he shall have the right to registration after having passed a satisfactory examination by the Board of Pharmacy as to his quallfications and capacity, which board shall thereupon register the applicant, and shall grant to him a certificate of registration as a pharma. cist, the same as in the case of the production of a diploma or affidavit as herein before provided. The Board of Pharmacy may grant certificates of registration, to licensees of such other State boards, or the duly constituted authorities of other countries, without further ex. amination. The Board of Pharmacy shall have the right to exact and collect from applicants, before issuance of a certificate, five dollars ($5) for an examination of the applicant, and three dollars ($3) for the issuance of the certificate.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, etc., That the Governor shall ap. point the Board of Pharmacy, consisting of nine (9) reputable practicing pharmacists, doing business in the State, who shall serve for four (4) years from the date of their appointment; any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Governor's appointment. Said board shall elect a president, and an officer to be known as the secretary and treasurer, and in addition to its duties in holding examinations and granting certificates, it szall report to the prosecuting officer of the State of Louisiana all persons violating the provisions of this act; it shall report annually to the Governor of the State upon the condition of pharmacy in the State, any recommendations for the improvement of its practice, as well as a record of the proceedings of the board during the year; and the names of all pharmacists duly registered under this act, and the fees collected under the provisions of this act shall be applied to the payment of the expenses of the board, in such manner as it shall direct.

Sec. 7.-Be it further enacted, etc., That a.. pharmacists, druggists or apothecaries, shall label all 'bottles, vials, jars, boxes, parcels, packages, or other receptacles, or coverings, or wrappings of drugs, medicines or chemicals sold or dispensed by them, with a label in legi ble writing or printed letters, giving the name of the proprietor of the store, the name of the physician prescribing, or shop and the place of sale of said drug, medicine or Coemical; and in case the medicine, drug or chemical, be of a nature poisonous to the human system or to animals, said label shall have printed thereon a skull and cross bones, with the word “Poison” in large, heavy lettering. All prescriptions shall have in addition thereto, a number, the name of the person actually and personally compounding the same, the direction for its use internally or externally and the date of its com. pound.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person offending against any provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor against the State of Louisiana, and shall be prosecuted before court of criminal jurisdiction, and if adjudged guilty, shall pay a fine or not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100), and in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than thirty (30) days.

Sec. 9.–Be it further enacted, etc., That this act shall take effecı thirty (30) days after its promulgation.

Approved July 11, 1886.

ACT NO. 87 OF 1888.

AN ACT

To amend and re-enact section 6 of act approved March 8, 1869, and

to charge the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana with the supervision of the inspection of all stock to be slaughtered at the slaughter-houses of the Crescent City Live Stock Landing and Slaughter-house Company, and all other slaughter-houses which supply or may hereafter be established to supply animal food for the city of New Orleans.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That section 6 of act 118 of 1869, approved March 8, 1869, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: That the Governor of the State of Louisiana shall appoint a competent person clothed with police powers to act under the supervision of the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana as inspector of all stock that is to be slaughtered in the slaughter-houses of the Crescent City Live Stock Landing and Slaughter-house Company, and in all other slaughter-houses now existing or that may be established hereafter in this State, to examine, under rules and regulations of the said Board of Health, all animals intended to be slaughtered, to ascertain whether they are sound and fit for human food; to furnish a certificate stating that fact to the owner of the animals so inspected, and without said certificate no animals can be slaughtered in the aforesaid slaughterhouses; provided, no certificate shall be given to authorize the killing of cows heavy with calf, also of cows, sheep or other animals in like condition; and it shall be the duty of said inspectors, in addition to the duties above mentioned, to require that said slaughter-houses

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