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No. 192, A.]

[Published April 1, 1899.

Ch. 87
See 1903 e 126

CHAPTER 87.

(h. 87 111 2

AN ACT to provide for the registration of all

persons now engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in the state of Wisconsin, who were engaged in such practice on or before the first day of July, 1897.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, to enact us follows:

Physicians and surgeons to register with Wis. board of medical examiners.

SECTION 1. The Wisconsin board of medical examiners in addition to the powers conferred by chapter 264 of the laws of 1897, and acts amendatory thereto shall upon application and payment of the registration fee hereinafter required, duly register and grant authenticated certificates of registration to every reputable res ident physician or surgeon of good moral character who was on the first day of July 1897 in the actual practice of medicine or surgery in the state of Wisconsin. The secretary of said board shall keep books of registration in which shall be entered the names and addresses of all persons registered under the provisions of this act, together with the reasons justifying such registration, such books to be prima facie evidence of all matters required to be kept therein.

SECTION 2. Every person practicing medicine or surgery within this state who is not now licensed and registered with said board, shall within one rear from the passage and publication of this act apply for registration therewith, either in person at any quarterly meeting of said board, or by sending by mail or by express at any other time to the secretary of said board, his or her diploma or other credential or evidence of qualification. Every person so applying for registration shall pay to the board a fee of two dol

When regis.
tration must
be made and
fee for same.

registration

empt.

lars at the time of making the application, such
fee to be applied toward defraying the expenses
of the board and no certificate of registration
shall issue until such fee has first been paid.
Each applicant upon having procured such cer-
tificate shall forthwith and within one year from
the enactment of this law, record the said certifi- Cortificate of
cate in the office of the county clerk of the to be filed with
county in which he resides and any such regis-
tered physician or surgeon who shall thereafter
remove to any county in this state other than
that in which his certificate is recorded shall im-
mediately record the same in the county also to
which he removes.
SECTION 3. The provisions of this act shall United States

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not apply to commissioned surgeons of the surgeons ex-
United States army, navy, or marine hospital
service, to physicians or surgeons in actual con-
sultation from other states or territories, or to
medical students practicing under the direct su-
pervision of a preceptor, nor in any way conflict
with the present statutory laws governing the
practice of medicine and surgery in the state of
Wisconsin.

SECTION 4. Every person hereafter practic- Penalty for ing medicine or surgery within this state, who without oh. was engaged in such practice on said first day of taining and July 1897, shall be required to register with the titicato. said board according to the terms of this act, and any person who shall, after the expiration of one year immediately following the passage and publication of this act, attempt to so practice without having first obtained and recorded a certificate of registration as herein required or who not having obtained and recorded such certificate shall advertise or hold himself out to the public as a physician or surgeon or specialist in medirine or surgery or who shall use the title of "doctor," or append to his name the letters "M. D.," O? “M. B.," meaning thereby Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Medicine, shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less

Ch. 7. $ 111

Disposition of fees received for filing.

than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each such offense, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one month nor more than three months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

SECTION 5. All money received by the said board in payment of the registration fees herein required shall be kept by the treasurer thereof. Out of the funds so coming into their possession, the members of said board may receive all legit. imate and necessary expenses, and for their services a sum to be determined by the board not exceeding tive dollars each for each day actually spent in attending to the business of the board. The secretary of said board shall receive, in addition to his present salary, a compensation for the work herein required of him to be fixed by said board, not to exceed five hundred dollars, such compensations and expenses shall be paid from the fees received by the board and no part thereof shall be paid out of the state treasury. It shall be the duty of said board to make a l'eport of their proceedings under this act to the governor at the end of each biennial period, together with an account of all money's received and disbursed by them.

SECTION 6. Any person who shall wilfully make a fraudulent statement or representation to procure registration for himself or for any other person under the provisions of this act, or who shall violate any such provisions for which a specific penalty or forfeiture is not provided shall for each and every such offense forfeit the sum of fifty dollars.

SECTION 7. Actions for the recovery of the forfeitures or penalties imposed by this act may be instituted by any member of said board and the members thereof are specially directed to institute such actions. It shall be the duty of the district attorney of the county wherein such forfeiture or penalty was incurred to prosecute all persons incurring any forfeiture or penalty under the provisions of this act upon receiving

Penalty for fraudulent representation

District attorneys and board to institute actions.

notice from said board or any officer or agent thereof, or from any other source.

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 30, 1899.

No. 129, A.]

[Published April 1, 1899.

CHAPTER 88.

IN ACT to appropriate a sum of money to pay

the funeral expenses of Assemblyman William Hughes and Assemblyman Albert Woyciechowski.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to Appropria, James HI. Agen, sergeant- at- arms of the assembly, out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four hundred and seventy-nine dollars for expenses incurred in the funerals of the late William Ilughes and Albert Woyciechowski, members of the assembly.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 30, 1899.

No. 125, S.]

[Published April 1, 1999.

CHAPTER 89.

Ch 89 See 05 e 43

AN ACT to amend section 931 Wisconsin stat

utes of 1898, relating to libraries.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Common
council may
cation to ex
pend library
tax.

Ch. 89
See 1901 c 203

SECTION 1. Section 931 of the Wisconsin bard of edu- statutes of 1898 is hereby amended by adding at

the end of said section the following: provided. that in lieu of supporting and maintaining such a public library and reading room the common council of every city of the classes named, having a board of education, may, when deemed best for the interests of the city, levy such tax and authorize the board of education of such city to apply and expend the same in aid of the mainten ance of any secular or non-sectarian public library and reading room free to all inhabitants of such city, already established and maintained therein by any society, association or corporation, and the city treasurer shall pay on the order of such board of education to such society, association or corporation, the money so raised for such aid out of such library tax fund.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publica tion.

Approved March 30, 1899.

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