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vision in such policy is in conflict with the provisions of llii Ret, the rights, duties and llttatioiis of the insurer, the ilieyhoMi r ami the beneficiary 'hall I if govi rued by ilie provisions of thi aci. S'-c. 8. A company, corporation, asso ciation, society or other insurer or any officer or aent thereof, that issues or delivers to a person, linn or corpora ttrm in this Mate a policy in wilful vio lation of the provision of this act shall he titled nut tin ire than rive hundred dollar- fur each ot'fcn-c and the insur ance conmiissioner may revoke the license of a company, corporation, asso ciation, society or other insurer of an other state or country, or of the agent thereof, that wilfully violates a provi sion of tliis- act. Approved March -2d, 1919. NO. 156 AN AIT AUTHORIZING Till". IN CORPORATION OF Ml "IV A I. ASSOCIATIONS TO Do WORK MEN'S COMPENSATION INSUR ANCE. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section I. Mutual Associations Au thorized. Employers who have accepted the provisions of the workmen's com pensation act and are bound to pay com pensation to their employees there under, may, with the approval of the insurance commissioner, associate them selves in accordance with the law for the formation of corporations without capi tal stock for the purpose of establishing and maintaining mutual associations to insure their liabilities under such act. Sec. j. Approval by Insurance Com missioner. The insurance commissioner may require the incorporators of such association to include in their proposed certificate of incorporation such lawful provisions for the regulation of the affairs of the association and the defini tion of its powers and the powers of its officers, directors and incorporators as shall satisfy him that it is well designed and wisely adapted to its proposed pur poses. When such a certificate in form and substance acceptable to the insur ance commissioner has been approved by and tiled with the secretary of state, the incorporators shall forthwith cause copies thereof to be filed in the office of the insurance commissioner and of the conmiissioner of industries. Sec. 3. Membership. Membership in such association shall be limited to such employers as are liable for compensa tion to their employees under the work men's compensation law and such asso ciation shall have power by appropriate by-laws to provide for the admission, suspension, withdrawal or expulsion of members. Sec. 4. Control of Association. Ex cel as herein otherwise provided such association shall be subject to the same regulations and control as ts or may be imposed by law upon other corporations or associations taking similar risks in this state, and the insurance commis sioner shall have such jurisdiction and power over such association as may be now or hereafter given by the insur ance laws of this state. Sec. 5. Policies. A policy shall not he issued by such association until membership in such number and with sucli numbers 01 employees as the 111 surance commissioner may decide wil give a fair diffusion of risks shall have obligated themselves to take policies im mediately upon their authorization, nor shall a policy be issued except such as the insurance conmiissioner shall have approved as conforming in all respects to the requirements of this act. If at any time by the retirement of members, reduction of numbers of employees or other cause the membership of any asso ciation shall appear to the insurance commissioner no longer to afford a fair diffusion of risks, he may suspend or lornia tne iuriner issue 01 policies until the former conditions of the association have been restored. Sec. 6. Officers and Voting. The affairs of an association incorporated under this act shall be managed by such officers and directors as may be chosen in a manner prescribed by the by-laws of the association, provided each mem ber shall be entitled to cast at least one ballot in all elections and votes and that a member who has had for six months an average of more than one hundred and not more than two hun dred fifty employees to whom he is bomid to pay compensation under the workmen's compensation act shall be entitled to two ballots, and that each additional one hundred and fifty em ployees shall entitle such member to an additional ballot, provided, however, that no member shall be entitled to cast more than ten ballots. Sec. 7. Safety Rules. Such associa tion shall have power to prescribe and enforce reasonable rules for safety regu lations on the premises of its members, subject, however, to the approval of the commissioner of industries, and for that purpose its inspectors shall have free access to all such premises during regu lar working hours. Sec. 8. Premium Rates. Such asso ciation shall have power to determine the premium rates for each occupation or risk insured by it and to prescribe rates of cash premiums sufficient to cover hisses incurred and current cost. The premium rate on each policy shall prevail for a full year but annually may lie changed by the directors. The cur rent cost herein specified shall be such an amount as is sufficient to cover the losses and expenses incurred and a premium reserve equal to fifty per cent of all premiums and assessments levied or paid. Members of such association shall be required to pay yearly in ad vance cash premiums and in addition thereto an amount in negotiable notes or cash sufficient to maintain a reserve equal to that required of other com panies doing the same class of business. Notes shall be payable in whole or in part on the vote of the directors of the association as such payments may be required to meet estimated losses or expenses in excess of the current cost and to meet claims covering losses not payable within the same fiscal year within which the claim originated. The directors may fix rates of interest on either notes or balances. Sec. 9. Assessments. If an associa tion has not sufficient funds for the pay ment of losses incurred, reserves and expenses, it shall make an assessment for the amount needed to pay such losses, reserves and expenses upon the members in proportion to their several pay rolls and rates. Sec. 10. Investments. The funds of such association shall be invested by the directors in the same class of securities in which (lie funds of insurance com panies may be lawfully invested. Sec. 11. By-laws and Regulations. Such association may, subject to the approval of the insurance commissioner, determine the premiums, contingent liabilities, assessments, penalties and dividends of its members and enforce or administer the same. It may also make and amend by-laws or regulations, not inconsistent with its certificate of incorporation, for the prompt, economi cal and safe conduct of its affairs. All by-laws and regulations of such asso ciation except safety rules made under the provisions of section seven of this act shall be filed with the insurance com missioner and shall be subject to his approval. gee, 12. Appeals to supreme Lourt. Mi K.fciciation may appeal to the supreme court from a decision or order of the insurance commissioner affecting such association. See. i.t. This act shall take effect from its passage. Approved April 3. 1919 NO. 157 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION OK THE GENERAL LAWS. 5746 EATING TO THE PUBLICITY OF PARTNERSHIPS. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 574b of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 574(1. Whenever a person, co partnership, association or corporation subject to the provisions of this chap ter shall cease to do business in this state, a certificate setting fjrth such fact and the date whereon it so ceased shall be filed with the commissioner of taxes and the clerk designated in the seventh preceding section. Such certifi cate may be sworn to and filed by a surviving partner, member of such asso ciation, officer of such corporation, or person so doing business, his executor or administrator. Failure to tile such certificate at the time so required by this section shall work a forfeiture of ten dollars, to be recovered by the commissioner of taxes in an action of tort on this statute in his name, against any surviving part ner, any member of such association, any officer of such corporation, or any person so doing business, his executor or administrator, and the same shall be paid into the treasury of the state. Approved March 12, 1919. NO. 158 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5761 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE LATING TO PROCEDURE IN CASES ON APPEAL FROM THE COMMISSIONER. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section j. Section 5761 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 5761. The commissioner of in dustries shall not be bound by com mon law or statutory rules of evidence or by technical or formal rules of pro cedure except as provided in this chap ter, but may make such investigation or inquiry or conduct such hearing or trial in such manner as to ascertain the sub stantial rights of the parties. Approved April 8, 1919. NO. 159 AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO WORK MEN'S COMPENSATION. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. The first paragraph of section 5788 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as fol lows : Sec. 5788. Compensation; specific benefits. In case of the following in juries, the compensation shall be fifty per cent of the average weekly wage of the injured employee during total dis ability, to be computed as provided in section five thousand seven hundred and ninety, and at the termination of the total disability occasioned by said in juries, the employer shall pay to said injured employee fifty per cent of the average weekly wages, computed as above, and subject to the maximum and minimum as provided in section five thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, for the periods stated against such in juries respectively, but in no case to ex ceed the period of two hundred and sixty weeks, which compensation shall be in lieu of all other benefits except those provided in section five thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. Sec. 2. Section 5788 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new subdivision as follows: XXL . In event an employe shall re ceive an injury which results in the per manent impairment of any physical func tion not herein specifically mentioned, the commissioner ot industries shall de termine the percentage of loss and ward compensation accordingly. Sec. 3. Section 5790 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 5790. Average weekly wages shall be computed in such a manner as is best calculated to give the average weekly earnings of the workman dur ing the twelve weeks preceding his in jury: provided that where, by reason of the shortness of the time during which the workman has been in the cm ployment, or the casual nature of the employment, or the terms of the em ployment, it is impracticable to compute the rate of remuneration, regard may be had to the average weekly earnings which, during the twelve weeks previous to the injury, were being earned by a person in the same grade employed at the same work by the employer of the injured workman, or it sucli a person is not so employed, by a person in the same grade employed in the same class of employment and in the same district. If a workman at the tunc ot tne injury is rccularlv employed in a higher grade of workman formerly during the twelve weeks preceding such injury and with larger regular wages, only such larger wages snail lie lanen into consmeraiion in computing his average weekly wages, if during said period of twelve weeks an injured employee has been absent troni his employment on account 01 sickness, then onlv such time during said period as he was able to work shall lie taken into consideration in determin ing his average weekly wage. Sec. 4. Section 5790 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read. as follows: Sec. 5796. A proceeding under the provisions of this chapter for compen sation shall not he maintained unless a notice of the injury has been given to the employer as soon as practicable after the happening thereof, and unless a claim for compensation with respect to an in jury has been made within six months after the date of the injury; or, in case of death, then within six months after such death, whether or not a claim has been made by the employee himself for compensation. Such notice and such claim may be given or made by any per son claiming to be entitled to compen sation or by some one in his behalf. If payments of compensation have been made voluntarily the making of a claim within such period shall not be required. But in ease, through mistake of law or fact, suit or suits shall have been brought to recover damages in any court and final judgment is against the etn- filoyec, the above limitation shall not icgin to run until six months after such suit or suits shall have been finally determined. Sec. 5. Section 5802 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5802. If the compensation is not fixed by agreement, either party may apply to said commissioner for hearing and award in the premises; and said commissioner shall set a time and place for hearing and give at least six days' notice thereof to the parties. Such hearing shall be held at tne county seat in the county within which the injury occurred, or in such town within said county as said commissioner may desig nate. So far as possible all hearings shall be held at the county courthouse or the municipal court room, and it shall be the duty of the sheriff of rbp county in which said hearings arc held to fur nish proper accommodations and cause the same to be properly heated and lighted, but if the injury occurred out side the state, said commissioner shall designate some place within the state for such hearing. At such hearing, a full trial shall be had; and, within six months thereafter, said commissioner shall make his award setting forth his findings of fact and the law applicable thereto, and shall forthwith send to each of the parties a copy of such award. Sec. 6. Section 5816 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding thereto a new subdivision to read as follows : VI. An insurance company author ized to transact compensation insurance in this state, which refuses or neglects to comply with the reasonable rules and regulations of the commissioner of in dustries or which neglects or refuses to properly and promptly adjust and pay compensation and medical bills in accord ance with the provisions of law may be cited by the commissioner of industries before the insurance commissioner. If, after a hearing, the insurance commis sioner finds that such insurance com pany has failed to comply with such rules and regulations or has failed to properly and promptly pay compensa tion and medical bills as provided by law, he may suspend the license of such company to do business in the state for such time as in his judgment seems just. If an employer who secures the nav- ment of compensation under the provi sions of subdivisions three, four or five of this section neglects or refuses to comply with the reasonable rules and regulations of the commissioner of in dustries, or neglects and refuses to promptly adjust and pay all compensa tion and medical bills as required by law, the commissioner of industries may cite in such employer, and if on hearing it is found that such neglect or refusal is wilful, he may revoke the permission granted to said employer to secure the payment of compensation under either one or all of such subdivisions and com pel said employer to take out insurance in an insurance company authorized to transact compensation insurance in the state. Approved April 8, 1919. NO. 160 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 342 OF THE GEN ERAL LAWST RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AMD CHILDREN IN THE MANU FACTURE OF PERISHABLE PRODUCTS. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. The commissioner of in dustries, with the approval of the gov ernor, may suspend part or all of the provisions of chapter two hundred and forty-two of the General Laws for a period not to exceed two months in any one year in the case of a manufacturing establishment or business, the materials and products of which are perishable and require immediate labor thereon to prevent decay thereof or damage there to. Approved March 12, 1919. NO. 161 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 5870, 5872, S?76, 5884 AND 5885 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. RELAT ING TO WEIGHTS AND MEAS URES. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section -1. Section 5870 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: See. effort Snirl rnmmfcctnnvr when necessary, subject to the approval! of the governor, appoint inspectors, whose salaries shall be fixed by the board of control and who shall receive their actual and necessary hotel and transportation expenses while away from nome on official business, baid inspec tors shall be sworn. Sec. 2. Section 5872 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5872. Said commissioner shall take charge of the standards adopted by the state, cause them to be kept in the capitol building from which they shall not be removed, except for repairs or for certification, and take all other necessary precautions for their safe keeping. He shall maintain such stand ards in good order and shall submit them once In ten years to the National Bureau of Standards for certification. He shall inspect the weights, measures and balances of the several towns, and, once in five years and oftener if neces sary, compare the same with those in his possession and seal such as are cor rect; and, unless otherwise provided by law, he shall have a sreneral supervision of the weights, measures and weighing ami measuring devices ot the state, those in use in the state and those sold or hired or offered for sale, hire or award in the state. Sec. 3. Section 5876 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5870. Said commissioner, his deputy, or his inspectors may, at irregu- llllLITIll,. tAdlll 111 lUlllIIIUUllIt S &IJIU or offered tor sale and test them for correct weight, measure or count. He, his deputy, or his inspectors, for such purposes and in the general perfor mances of their official duties may, with out formal warrant, enter or go into or upon any stand, place, building or premises, and may stop any vendor, ped dler, junk dealer, coal wagon or coal truck, ice wagon or ice truck, or any dealer whatsoever, for the purpose of making proper tests: and in exercise of their duties they shall have full police power to enforce all reasonable measures for testing any weighing or measuring devices and for ascertaining whether false or short weights and measures arc being given in any sales or transfers of commodities taking place within the state, and they may seize for use as evidence, and hold until final disposition of the same, any commodity, package or other article sold or offered for sale contrary to the law relating to weights and measures. Said commissioner, his deputy, or inspectors may arrest with out warrant and on view, in any part of the state, a person found violating a piovisiuu 01 mis cnapier anu lane sucn person before a magistrate having juris diction of the offense, and detain such person in custody at the expense of the state until opportunity is had to notify a prosecuting officer, who shall forth with prosecute such offender. Grand jurors in such cases shall receive the fees prescribed by section seven thou sand four hundred and fiftv-one. Except as herein otherwise provided, whenever said commissioner, his deputy, or his inspectors find a violation of the stat utes relating to weights and measures, they shall submit the evidence to a proper prosecuting officer in the county in which said violation occurred who shall thereupon prosecute the offender. 8ec. 4. Section 5884 of the General Laws is herebv amended so as to read as follows! Sec. S884. A person, who himself or by his servant or agent, or as the ser vant or agent of another, shall offer or expose for sale, sell for use, or use in the buying or selling of any com modity or thing, or for hire, or award, or retain in his possession a false weight or measure, or weighing or meas uring device, or who shall dispose of any condemned weight, measure, or weighing or measuring device contrary to law, or remove any tag placed there on by a sealer of weights and measures without his permission or, who shall sell or offer or expose for sale, less than the quantity lie represents, or otters and exposes for sale any such com modity in a maimer contrary to law or who shall sell or offer for sale, or have in his possession for the purpose of selling, any device or instrument to be used to. or calculated to falsify any weight or measure, or in purchasing misrepresents the amount purchased shall, upon conviction, except as here inafter provided, be lined not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and, for each subsequent offense, not more than two hundred dollars. Sec. 5. Section 5K85 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5885. A person who neglects or refuses to produce for said commis sioner, his deputy, inspectors or town treasurers, all weighing and measuring devices in his possession and used in trade or on his premises, or refuses to permit said officers to examine same, or obstructs the entry of said officers, or obstructs or hinders any officer acting! under the authority of this chapter, or knowingly violates a rule or regulation made under the authority of section five thousand eight hundred and seventv- cight. or violates a provision of this chapter tor which other penally is not prescribed, shall be lined not more than two hundred dollars. Sec. b. This act shall take cnect from its passage. Approved March 28, iqio. NO. 162 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MARKING OF NET QUANTITY OF FOOD IN CONTAINERS UK PACKAGES. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly ot the htate ot Vermont: Section t. A dealer or his employee who sells, offers or exposes for sale food in containers or package form shall have the correct net quantity of the contents plainly and conspicuously marked on the outside of the package or container in terms ot weight, measure or numerical count ; however, reason able variations shall be permitted and allowance and exemptions as to small packages shall be established by rules and regulations made from time to time by the commissioner of weights and measures. Sec. 2. A dealer shall not be prose cuted under the provisions of this act if he shows a guaranty signed by the wholesaler, jobber, manufacturer, dealer or other person, from whom he pur chased such articles, to the effect that the same are correctly marked or labeled within the meaning of this act, designating it. Such guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the name and address of the person mak ing the sale of such articles to such dealer. The name appearing on the container and the marking as provided by section one shall he deemed to con stitute a guaranty. If it shall appear that any of the provisions of this act have been violated and the party or parties giving such guaranty are without the state, no action shall be brought but the commissioner of weights and measures shall present the facts to the proper national authorities for their action. Sec. 3, A package or retainer shall for the purposes of this act be exposed for sale whan it is kept or displayed at a place of business where commodi ties are bought or sold, and the word "weight" shall be construed to mean net weight. Sec. 4. If commodities are sold by weight, it shall be understood to mean the net weight of all commodities so sold ; and all contracts concerning goods sold by weight shall be understood and construed accordingly. Sec. 5. A person who, himself or by his servant or agent, or as a servant or agent of another, violates the provisions of this act shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred dollars for each succeeding offense. Sec. 6. This act shall take effect July first, nineteen hundred and nine teen. Approved April 7, 1919. NO. 163 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 5026 AND 5942 OF THE GEN ERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF MILK AND CREAM TESTERS AND THE MAKING OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE TESTING OF MILK AND CREAM. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 59.26 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 592b. A person who manipulates a mechanical or chemical test for the purpose of measuring the percentage of butter fat in milk or cream as a basis for apportioning its value, or the but ter or cheese made from the same, shall secure a certificate from the commissioner of agriculture certifying that he is com petent to perforin such work which cer tificate the commissioner may revoke for cause. The commissioner of agri culture may make rules and regulations governing the application for and the granting of such certificates, and may charge a fee for such certificates not to exceed one dollar. Sec. 2. Section 5942 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5942. Said commissioner or his deputy may enter the premises of such a creamery, cheese factory, condensary or receiving station and may inspect all apparatus and materials used for mak ing tests for the purpose of determin ing the accuracy of the same, and for ascertaining whether the provisions of sections five thousand nine hundred and twenty-five and five thousand nine hun dred and twenty-six are being com plied with. Said commissioner of agri culture may order any testing apparatus to be repaired or may condemn the same or any part thereof or any ma terials used in making tests, and may give such instructions and make such regulations concerning the taking of samples of milk and cream for making the butter fat test, the making of such test, and the computing of the results thereof as he deems proper. Approved March 14, 1919. NO. 164 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6020 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE LATING TO THE QUALIFICA TIONS OF STAFF OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 6020 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6020. The general assembly shall biennially elect an adjutant and inspec tor general, who shall also be quarter- master general, with the rank of briga dier general. All other officers of the -National Guard shall be chosen in accordance with such regulations as the governor may prescribe consistent with tin- laws of the state and the United 1 States. Matt officers, including officers ot the pay. inspection, subsistence and medical departments hereafter appointed shall have had previous military experi ence and shall hold their positions until they shall have reached the age of sixty four years, unless retired prior to that time by reason of resignation, disability, or for cause to be determined by a court martial legally convened for that purpose, and vacancies among said officers shall be tilled by appointment from the offi cers of the militia of the state. The governor may detail not more than live officers of the National Guard for duty upon his staff, to serve during his pleasure, which details shall not add to the actual grade of the officers so ap pointed, and shall not relieve such offi cers from their ordinary duties except when actually on duty with the gov ernor. Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Approved February 21, 1919. NO. 165 AN ACT TO PROVIDE STATE PAY FOR DRAFTED MEN AND FOR WOMEN IN THE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. The provisions of section six thousand and sixty-seven of the General Laws relating to state pay for men in the service of the United States are hereby extended to include all men inducted under the provisions of the so called selective service act and women enlisted in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States, in the war with Germany and her allies and who were residents of this state at the time of such induction or enlistment; pro vided that the provisions of this act shall not apply to commissioned offi cers. Sec. 2. The state treasurer is here by authorized, upon approval of the governor, to pledge the credit of the stale for the purpose of raising the necessary funds to carry out the pro visions of this act. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. Approved March 26, 1910. NO. 166 AN ACT RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLI CANTS FOR EXAMINATION TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SUR GERY. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. The board of medical registration may, at such time as it deems expedient, require of all appli cants for examination to practice medi cine and surgery a certificate that they have had a one year's internship in a hospital approved by said board. Approved April 3, 1919. NO. 167 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6091 OF THfc, GENERAL LAWS, RE LATING TO THE STANDARD OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AD MISSION TO PRACTICE MEDI CINE OR SURGERY. It is hereby enacted bv the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. Section 6091 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6091. The standard of require ments for admission to practice in this state, under the preceding section, shall be as follows: Academic: Preliminary requirements to be a high school education or its equivalent, such as would admit the student to a recognized university, and a two years' course of study in a col lege of arts and sciences; provided that the two years' college course shall not be required of applicants who matricu lated in a medical college before January first, nineteen hundred and eighteen. The standards of such secondary schools and colleges shall be determined by agreement between the educational de partment of the state in which the applicant received such education and the commissioner of education of this state. Medical : Four courses of lectures of nine hundred hours each, in four differ ent calendar years prior to graduation from a medical college approved by said board. Practitioners graduated prior to nineteen hundred and one are exempt from this requirement. Moral : Applicant shall present quali fications as to moral character and pro fessional standing from two reputable physicians in the county in which he resides, and from the town clerk of his place of residence. Examining: The examination in writing shall have embraced twelve sub jects of ninety questions, vu: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, bac teriology, hygiene, practice of medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, materia medica, therapeutics and legal medi cine. The general average must have been at least seventy-five per cent, and a license shall not be recognized when a lower rating was obtained. Approved March 12, 1919. N0. 168 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 6093, 6094 AND 6005 OF THE GEN ERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, SUR GERY. OSTEOPATHY AND CHIROPRACTIC. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 6093 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6093. A person who, not being licensed, advertises or holds himself out to the public as described in the fol lowing section, or who, not being licensed, practices medicine or surgery as defined in the following section, or who prac tices medicine or surgery under a ficti tious or assumed name, or who imper sonates another practitioner or signs a certificate of death for the purpose of burial or removal, shall be imprisoned not more than three months or fined not more than two hundred dollars nor less than fifty dollars, or both. An action shall not be maintained hy such person for the recovery of compensation for such services. Sec. 2. Section 6004 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6094. A person who advertises (' or holds himself out to the public as a liiiysii idii ui surgeon, or wno assumes the title or uses the words or letters "Dr.," "Doctor," "Professor," "M. D" or "M. B.," in connection with his name, or any other title implying or designating that he is a practitioner of medicine or surgery in any of its branches, or shall advertise or hold himself out to the public as one skilled in the art of curing or alleviating dis ease, bodily injuries or physical or nervous ailments, or shall prescribe, direct, recommend, or - advise, give or sell for the use of any person, any drug, medicine or other agency or applica- tion for the treatment, cure or relief of any bodily injury, infirmity or disease, or who follows the occupation of treat ing diseases by any system or method, shall be deemed a physician, or practi tioner of medicine or mirgerv. for the purpose of this chapter. The provi sions of this chapter shall apply to persons professing and attempting to cure disease by means of "faith cure," "mind healing," or "laying on of hands" ; but shall not apply to persons who merely practice the religious tenets of their church without pretending a know ledge of medicine or surgery ; and the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person, firm or corporation that manufactures or sells patent, com pound or proprietary medicines, that are compounded according to the prescrip tion of a physician who has been duly authorized to practice medicine. Sec 3. Section 6005 of the General Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 0005. This chapter shall not apply to persons licensed to practice osteopathy under chapter two hundred and fifty-eight ; or to persons licensed to practice chiropractic under the laws of the state; or to persons licensed under the laws in force prior to Decem ber ninth, nineteen hundred and four, or to persons who resided and practiced medicine in this state for five years pre vious to December twenty-eighth, eigh teen hundred and seventy-six, or to commissioned officers of the United States army, navy or marine hospital service, or to any person or persons giving aid, assistance or relief in emer gency or accident cases pending the ar rival of a regularly licensed physician or surgeon, or to a nonresident phy sician or surgeon who is called to treat a particular case and who docs not otherwise practice 111 this state, pro vided that such nonresident physician or surgeon is duly licensed where he resides and that the state of his resi dence grants the same privilege to duly licensed practitioners of this state. This chapter shall not prevent a nonresident physician or surgeon from coming into this state tor consultation with a duly licensed practitioner herein. Approved April 1, 191c). No7l69 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6095 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3 OF AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 1919 ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, OS TEOPATHY AND CHIROPRAC TIC." It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont: Section 1. Section txxw of the Gen eral Laws as amended by section 3 of an act of the general assembly of 1919 entitled An act relating to the practice of medicine, osteopathy and chiroprac tic," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6095. This chapter, except as to the provisions of section six thousand and ninety-two of the General Laws, shall not apply to persons licensed to practice osteopathy under chapter two hundred and fifty-eight; or to persons licensed to practice chiropractic under the laws of the state; or to persons licensed under the laws in force prior to December ninth, nineteen hundred and four, or to persons who resided and practiced medicine in this state for five years previous to December twenty- eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy six, or to commissioned officers of the United States army, navy or marine hospital service, or to any person or persons giving aid, assistance or relief in emergency or accident cases pending the arrival of a regularly licensed phy sician or surgeon, or to a nonresident physician or surgeon who is called to treat a particular case and who does not otherwise practice in this state, pro vided that such nonresident physician or surgeon is duly licensed where he re sides and that the state of his residence grants the same privilege to duly licensed practitioners of this state. This chap ter shall not prevent a nonresident phy sician or surgeon from coming into this state for consultation with a duly licensed practitioner herein. Approved April 7, 1919. NO.170 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6100 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RE LATING TO THE QUALIFICA TIONS OF PRACTITIONERS OF OSTEOPATHY. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 6100 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6100. Said board shall, forth with after the annual appointment there to has been made, elect a president, a secretary and a treasurer, who shall hold their respective offices for one year from the date of their election and until their successors are chosen. Said board shall meet at least semi-annually, and at least thirty days' notice of the time and place shall be given in two osteopathic journals circulating in this state. At such meetings, said board shall examine applicants for license to practice osteopathy and shall grant license to such as pass the prescribed examination. Such applicants shall fur nish to said board satisfactory evidence of a sufficient preliminary education equivalent to a four year high school course, shall be at least twenty-one years of age, of good moral character and graduates of a recognized school of osteopathy requiring a three years' course of at least nine months in each year, provided that applicants for ex amination who graduate after July first, nineteen hundred and twenty shall be graduates of a recognized school of osteopathy requiring a four years' course of at least nine months in each year. Applicants shall pay twenty-five dollars to the treasurer of said board before examination. A person failing to pass such examination may, at any time within one year, present himself for re-examination without payment of an. additional fee. Approved March 12, 1919. NO. 171 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6142 OF THE GENERAL LAWS RE LATING TO CHIROPODY. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. Section 6142 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sec. 6142. Application for registra tion shall be upon blanks to be fur nished by the board and shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant. A per son twenty-one years of age, of good moral character, who has received a diploma or certificate of graduation from a recognized school of chiropody, or an equivalent institution, having a minimum requirement of one year's course of at least eight months, shall, upon payment of a tee of twenty-five dollars, be examined, and if found qualified shall be registered and receive a certificate signed bv the chairman and secretary of the board; provided that a person twenty-one years of age, of good moral character, who has been engaged in the practice of chiropody in the state for at least one year prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and eighteen, shall, upon payment of a fee of ten dollars, he registered w ithout ex amination and receive .1 certificate thereof signed by the chairman and secretary of said board, but such per son shall have made application there for and presented the evidence to en title him thereto prior to the lirst day of July nineteen hundred and nine teen. Approved March 7, 1910 NO. 172 AX ACT TO RVGULATE THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Section 1. The governor shall, upon the passage of this act, appoint an ex amining hoard consisting of three mem bers, who shall be chiropractors, whose term of office shall expire one. two and three years consecutively from and after February 1. toto, and shall annually thereafter appoint one member for three years, whose term of office shall begin on February first, to till the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office of the outgoing member of the board. Sec. 2. Said board when so ap pointed shall be designated and known as the state board of chiropractic exam ination and registration. No person shall be appointed upon said board who is not a graduate of a reputable school of chiropractic and who has not been a resident of the state and been en gaged in active practice of such chiro practic for at least one year immediately preceding such appointment. Sec. 3. Said board forthwith after the annual appointment thereto has been made shall elect a president, sec retary and treasurer, who shall hold their respective offices for one year from the date of election and until their suc cessors are chosen. Said board shall meet at least semi-annually and at least thirty days' notice of the time and place shall be given in the chiropractic journals circulating in this state. At such meetings said board shall examine applicants to practice chiropractic and shall grant license to such 1 prescribed examination. S cants shall furnish to said t factory evidence of a high ! cation or its equivalent, shall twenty-one years of age, of ; character and graduates of school of chiropractic requir years course as a reside therein. Applicants shall p five dollars to the treasur board before examination ; b son failing to pass such may, at any time within present himself or herself fc ination without payment o: tional fee. Sec. 4. The examination by said board shall include ing subjects : anatomy, symptomatology, hygiene. ' orthopety, histology, patho rology and principles of c and the applicant shall furl quired to give a clinical del of vertebral palpation, net and adjusting, and such oth as the board may prescribe, shall attain a minimum grade per cent in each subject, ant average of not less than ; per cent. Sec. 5. A person who pro factory evidence of having chiropractic in another st; least five years, and who appears and presents a certif a certificate of registration issued to him in such other diploma from a reputable schc practic shall, upon payment tration fee of twenty-five entitled to practice in this vided that the requirements f tion of such other state are the board equivalent to the state. Sec. 6. Any chiropractor in this state six months pi passage of this act and who graduate of a chartered schi lege of chiropractic requir attendance in the same course shall be granted a said board upon presentati 1 diploma provided that app made within sixty days after effect of this act and accomf fee of ten dollars. Sec. 7. A person receivin: catc of registration shall can? to be recorded in the office ol tarv of the state in a book ke purpose and shall pay a fee five cents for recording the s Sec. is. the treasurer ot shall make quarterly repot state treasurer of registrati cates granted, and pay to treasurer all money received such examinations and certi Sec. 9. Practitioners of c shall be subject to the provis law relating to contagious tious diseases and to the a certificates of deaths. Sec. 10. A person who p attempts to practice chiropn out complying with the pre this act shall be imprisoned than one year or fined not five hundred dollars nor less dollars, or both. Sec. 11. This act shall 1 from its passage. Approved March 20, 1919. NO. 173 AN ACT TO AMEND SECT OF THE GENERAL LATING TO THE ST ATI OF HEALTH. It is hereby enacted by tl Assembly of the State of V Section 1. Section 6194 of eral Laws is hereby amende read as follows: Sec. 6194. The governor two members shall appoint a t....- ,..s... ber of said board who shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. The member so appointed shall be a reputable practicing physician of the state and shall act as secretary of said board and be its executive! officer. Said board may, subject to the! approval of the board of control, appoint such officers and assistants as may be necessary to carry out the duties of said hoard. Approved March 7, 1910. NO. 174 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6195 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. RE LATING TO SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF THE SECRE TARY, OFFICERS AND ASSIST ANTS OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : . Section 1. Section 6195 of the Gen eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 6105. The salaries of said sec retary, officers and assistants shall be fixed by said board, subject to the approval of the hoard of control, and they shall be allowed necessary ex penses incurred in the discharge of their official duties. Said salaries and ex penses shall be paid out of the moneys annually available for the purposes of this chapter. Approved March 12, 19 19. X ' 1 A.