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the Association at the regular morning session next succeeding the day on which their decision shall have been made. In case the accused or accusing Fellows, or both, be not present at the time appointed for the investigation, the Council may, at their pleasure, either adjourn the investigation once, and once only, for a period not longer than one month, or they may decide upon the charge or charges at the time first appointed for the investigation, and report their decision to the Association, provided always that the accused Fellow shall be entitled to one such adjournment, upon his personal or written application for the same to the Council.
5. The Council shall investigate all apparently flagrant violations of medical ethics by a Fellow, such as improper publications, that come to their knowledge or are brought to their notice in any way. They shall investigate such apparent violations in the same manner as provided for in Section 4 of this Article, except that it shall not be necessary that any formal charge or charges be made by a Fellow.
Sec. 6. A charge against a Fellow shall be made in writing, signed by the Fellow or Fellows making the charge, inclosed in a sealed envelope, indorsed, “Charges against a Fellow," and shall be sent to the Corresponding and Statistical Secretary, to be by him presented to the Council at its next meeting.
Sec. 7. A Fellow can be expelled only at a regular meeting of the Association, upon the recommendation of such action by the Council, and then by an affirmative vote of a majority of the Fellows present and voting.
INITIATION-FEE, DUES, AND ASSESSMENTS. Sec. 1. The initiation-fee shall be five dollars, and the annual dues for each current year, payable at or before each regular meeting, shall be three dollars.
Sec. 2. The Council may, at its discretion, make an assessment or assessments upon Fellows, such assessment or assessments not to exceed two dollars for each Fellow for any one current year.
SEC. 3. The Treasurer shall send by mail to the usual address of each Fellow, within one month of each regular meeting of the Association, a notification that his current dues and assessments
are payable at or before the time of such meeting, and shall inclose, with such notification, a bill for such dues and assessments and for all arrears of dues and assessments.
Sec. 4. The names of all Fellows who shall have failed to pay their dues and assessments for three consecutive years shall be dropped from the list of Fellows; and, within one month of the time when the dues and assessments for the third year shall become payable, the Treasurer shall notify Fellows in arrears for two con. secutive years that the provisions of this Section will be enforced against them unless payment of such arrears be made before the adjournment of the next regular meeting of the Association.
PUBLICATIONS. Sec. 1. Each and every Fellow shall be entitled to receive one printed copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association, and at least one such copy shall be sent to the American Medical Association, and to each and every Association or Society in affiliation with this Association.
Sec. 2. The Council, or a sub-committee thereof appointed by the Council, to be known as the Committee on Publications, shall have full charge of all publications by the Association, with power to determine what scientific papers, communications, and discussions shall appear in the printed Transactions of the Association.
Sec. 3. No paper that has appeared in any other publication, prior to being read at a meeting of the Association, shall be printed as a part of the Transactions of the Association.
SEC. 4. All papers and communications presented or read at a regular meeting of the Association shall be the property of the Association and shall not be published except by permission of the Council or of the Committee on Publications.
DELEGATES TO OTHER MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES.
Sec. 1. All delegates to other Medical Associations or Societies shall be appointed at the proper time and for the proper period by the Council, and the Council shall fill all vacancies in the number of such delegates.
Sec. 2. Delegates to other medical associations or societies shall be required to carry out, in their representative capacity, the views and wishes of this Association ; and such delegates shall act in strict accordance with the instructions of the Association. Any action taken by a delegate or delegates, in willful opposition to the instructions of the Association, shall render such delegate or delegates liable to expulsion from fellowship in the Association, under the provisions of the article relating to “ Ethics and Discipline.”
Sec. 3. The Association may or may not, at its pleasure, instruct its delegates; but all instructions to delegates shall be in the form of a resolution or resolutions passed at an annual or special meeting.
FROM OTHER ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES AND IN
Sec. 1. At any regular meeting of the Association, duly qualified delegates from other State associations and societies and from foreign societies may be received, subject to the approval of the Council, and such delegates may read papers and participate in the scientific proceedings of the Association, when invited so to do by the President, with the consent of the Association. The same privileges may be accorded in the same way to members of the medical profession who are not residents of the State of New York.
Sec. 1. A regular meeting of the Association shall take place each year and shall continue for at least three days.
Sec. 2. On each day of meeting, the Association shall hold two sessions ; a morning session, to be devoted to the business of the Association, and an afternoon session, to be devoted to scientific papers, communications, and discussions.
Sec. 3. The order of business for the morning session of the first day of each regular meeting of the Association shall be as follows:
I. Calling the meeting to order by the President, or, in his
absence, by one of the Vice-Presidents, at 10 A. M.
V. Annual report of the Council.
appointment of such committees.
the different districts that the Fellows representing such
Sec. 4. The order of business for the morning session of the second day and of all subsequent days, except the last day, shall be as follows:
I. Calling of the meeting to order at 10 A. M.
added since the last reading of the register.
appointment of such committees.
Sec. 5. The order of business for the morning session of the last day of the meeting shall be as follows:
I. Calling the meeting to order at 10 A. M.
added since the last reading of the register. III. Communications from the Council.
IV. Report of the Nominating Committee and action upon such
report by the Association. V. Reports of special committees, to be read in the order of
appointment of such committees.
Sec. 6. The morning sessions of the Association shall adjourn as nearly as possible at the hour of noon.
SEC. 7. The afternoon sessions of the Association shall begin at 2 P. m., and shall be devoted to the reading of papers either entire, by abstract, or by title only, as may be determined by the Council, to the discussion of such papers, and to voluntary communications, when permission to make such voluntary communications has been given by the President, with the consent of the Association.
SEC. 8. The reading of a paper shall not occupy more than thirty minutes, except by permission of the Association.
Sec. 9. No person shall speak more than once, and then not longer than ten minutes, in the discussion of any paper, except by permission of the Association.
Sec. 10. The author of a paper read before the Association shall have the right to close the discussion of such paper.
Sec. 11. No voluntary communication shall exceed fifteen minutes in length, except by permission of the Association; and voluntary communications may be discussed in accordance with the rules regulating the discussion of papers.
Sec. 12. The President shall call a special meeting of the Association when requested in writing so to do by fifteen members of the Council.
RULES OF ORDER.
RULE 1. Fifteen Fellows shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business in morning session, and the presiding officer shall declare any meeting in morning session adjourned when it appears that a quorum is no longer present; but a meeting may