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[ Act No. 1651, May 18, 1907 ]

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE GRADUATES OF CERTAIN SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SURGERY AND PHARMACY WITHOUT TAKING THE EXAMINATIONS PRESCRIBED BY ACTS NUMBERED THREE HUNDRED AND TEN AND FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN, RESPECTIVELY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine  Commission  that:

SECTION 1. Any graduate of a school of medicine or of a school of pharmacy in the Philippine Islands who shall receive therefrom the degree of Doctor of Medicine or of Licentiate of Pharmacy shall, upon presenting his diploma from said school to the Board of Medical Examiners for the Philippine Islands or to the Board of Pharmaceutical Examiners, as the case may be, be entitled to receive from the proper board, and the proper board shall issue to him, without examination, a certificate of registration, entitling him to practice medicine and surgery or pharmacy, and upon duly recording the same in the office of the register of deeds in the province or province within which he may intend to practice, or in the city of Manila, lie shall be entitled to practice medicine and surgery or pharmacy, as the ease may lie. in the Philippine Islands: Provided, however, That such school of medicine or pharmacy, as aforesaid, shall have been duly incorporated as a university, college, or school in accordance with Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled "An Act providing for the formation and organization of corporations, defining their powers, fixing the duties of directors and other officers thereof, declaring the rights and liabilities of shareholders and members, prescribing the conditions under which such corporations may transact business, and repealing certain articles of the Code of Commerce and all laws or parts of laws in conflict or inconsistent with this Act," and shall also previous to the matriculation of said graduate in such school of medicine or pharmacy, as the case may be, have been empowered in writing by the Secretary of Public Instruction, under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, to grant diplomas and confer degrees in medicine and pharmacy pursuant to section one hundred and sixty-eight of said Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine: And provided further, That such school or schools shall, in the judgment of the hoard of control of the Philippine Medical School, have brought its instruction in medicine and surgery or pharmacy to the standards prescribed for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Medicine in said Philippine Medical School, or to the standards of instruction fixed by said board of control for granting the degree of Lacentiate of Pharmacy, as the case may be: And provided further, That the board of control of the Philippine Medical School shall have been permitted, directly or through its agents, to make.

such inspections of the curriculum, text-books, laboratory work, methods of instruction, and student work of any such school of medicine or pharmacy, and to exercise such general supervision over the examinations given in such schools as to said board of control may seem necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of this Act.

SEC.  2. Persons practicing medicine and surgery or pharmacy in the Philippine Islands under the terms of section one of this Act shall, in all other respects, lie subject to the provisions and liable to the penalties prescribed in Acts Numbered Three hundred and ten and Five hundred and ninety-seven, respectively.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, May 18, 1907.

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