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The person mentioned in this certificate has this day resigned his fellowship, and has thereby relinquished all right and title to any share in the property of the Association.
Corresponding and Statistical Secretary. Dated on the ........ day of .... The person mentioned in this certificate has this day been received again into full fellowship in the Association.
Dated on the
Corresponding and Statistical Secretary.
SEC. 5. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys paid to the Association in any way and from any source, and shall dispose of the same as directed by the Council. He shall make a report to the Council of the condition of the finances of the Association, whenever directed so to do by the Council, and shall make a full and complete report of the finances to the Association at each regular meeting.
SEC. 6. The two Secretaries and the Treasurer shall together constitute a Committee of Registration for the regular meetings of the Association, whose duty it shall be to provide, for the registration of Fellows, a proper book, which shall be kept open during the day immediately preceding each meeting and during the days of the said meeting. Any one or two members of this Committee shall be competent to act in the absence of the other members or member. Any Fellow may register for a meeting on payment of his dues and assessments for said meeting, or on presentation of the Treasurer's receipt therefor, or if it shall appear from the books of the Treasurer that his dues and assessments have been paid; provided always that all back dues and assessments have been paid in full. No Fellow whose dues and assessments have not been paid in full shall be entitled to participate in any way in the proceedings of the Association, nor shall he be a candidate for any office in the Association or for membership in the Council. The ayes and nays, when demanded on any question, shall always be called from the official register of the meeting. Each Fellow
registering shall do so personally and with his own hand; and, in so doing, he pledges himself in honor to adhere to and support the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association, including its code of ethics.
SEC. 7. For all legal purposes, the President and the four VicePresidents shall constitute and shall be regarded as the Board of Trustees of the Association.
DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL.
SEC. 1. The Council shall hold an annual meeting at some convenient time and place, to be determined by the President and Secretaries, not more than thirty days before each regular meeting of the Association, and shall also hold such meetings during the regular meetings of the Association as may be necessary for the transaction of its business. The Council shall also hold, during the year, such other meetings as may be necessary. The President shall call a special meeting of the Council when requested in writing so to do by five members thereof, the request specifying the object of such meeting.
SEC. 2. Seven members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. SEC. 3. In case at any time, except during the meetings of the Association, it shall be impracticable to hold a meeting of the Council, questions may be determined by written votes of the members of the Council; provided always that the question or questions to be determined shall have been presented in writing and in identical language to each and every member of the Council.
SEC. 4. Before the adjournment of each regular meeting of the Association, the Council-elect shall fix the time and place of the next meeting of the Association, and shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Association, a committee of five Fellows, to be known as the Committee of Arrangements, whose duty it shall be to make suitable arrangements for such meeting.
SEC. 5. The President and Secretaries shall be ex-officio members of the Committee of Arrangements.
SEC. 6. The President, assisted by the Council, shall provide for papers to be read and discussions to be held at the meetings of the Association.
SEC. 7. The Council shall report to the Association, at each regular meeting, the names of all Fellows admitted during the year immediately preceding such meeting, and the names of all Fellows who have resigned or have been dropped from the list of Fellows.
SEC. 8. The Council shall authorize and direct all deposits and investments of the funds of the Association, shall order all expenditures to be made by the Treasurer, and shall audit the accounts of the Treasurer so as to report upon the same at each annual meeting of the Association. The funds of the Association shall not be invested except in bonds of the United States or of the State of New York, or on first mortgages on improved real estate in the State of New York, such mortgage or mortgages not to exceed one half of the adjudged value of such real estate.
SEC. 9. The Council shall take cognizance of any and all apparently flagrant violations, by a Fellow or Fellows, of the code of ethics of the Association and shall act upon all charges brought by a Fellow or Fellows against another Fellow or other Fellows, as provided for in the section relating to "Ethics and Discipline."
SEC. 10. The Council shall fill all vacancies in the offices of the Association, and the officers so appointed shall serve until the next succeeding annual election; and the Council shall, in the same manner, fill all vacancies that may occur in the number of its members who have been elected by the Association.
SEC. 11. The Council shall embody in their annual report a statement of the investments and of the condition of the funds of the Association.
SEC. 12. The Council shall take charge of all the real and personal property now or at any future time in the possession of the Association.
SEC. 13. At each regular meeting of the Association, the Secretary of the Council shall read, as part of the annual report of the Council, its minutes for the year.
SEC. 14. The Council shall manage the affairs of the Association, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution and ByLaws, and shall appoint from its own number or from the list of Fellows such committees as may, in the judgment of the Council, be necessary for the transaction of its business.
APPOINTMENT, RESIGNATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF FELLOWS.
SEC. 1. All applications for fellowship shall be made in accordance with Sections 3 and 4 of Article II of the Constitution.
SEC. 2. A Fellow removing from the State or desiring to resign his fellowship shall send to the Corresponding and Statistical Secretary his resignation in writing, by which act he severs his connection with the Association. If the dues and assessments of the Fellow resigning be paid in full to the date of his resignation, the Corresponding and Statistical Secretary shall, at the request of such Fellow, indorse upon his certificate of fellowship the fact and date of the resignation and shall return the certificate so indorsed to the Fellow, who shall then be considered as having formally resigned from the Association and as having relinquished all right and title to any share in the property of the Association.
SEC. 3. NO Fellow shall be permitted to resign while his dues and assessments, or any part thereof, remain unpaid or while he is under charges which may lead to his expulsion, unless he be allowed to resign by special resolution of the Association.
SEC. 4. Each and every resignation shall be reported by the Council at the next succeeding regular meeting of the Association.
SEC. 5. An application for reinstatement to fellowship in the Association shall be submitted to and considered by the Council in the same manner as an original application for fellowship; except that, on the presentation of a duly authenticated certificate. of former fellowship, together with satisfactory evidence of good professional standing during the time following the resignation of former fellowship, payment of the initiation-fee shall not be required when the former Fellow is reinstated. In case of the reinstatement of a former Fellow, the Corresponding and Statistical Secretary shall indorse upon the certificate of former fellowship the fact and date of such reinstatement.
SEC. 6. No former Fellow who has been expelled or who has been dropped from the list of Fellows for non-payment of dues or assessments can be reinstated according to the provisions of Section 5 of this Article; but such former Fellow may be ap
pointed according to the provisions of the Constitution, on payment of his initiation-fee, if his back dues and assessments be paid in full up to the date when his previous fellowship had ceased.
ETHICS AND DISCIPLINE.
SEC. 1. The Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association shall be the Code of Ethics of this Association, and shall form an integral part of these By-Laws.
SEC. 2. The only kind and degree of discipline of Fellows, except the dropping of names from the list of Fellows for nonpayment of dues and assessments, shall be, expulsion from the Association.
SEC. 3. All charges against a Fellow or Fellows shall be received by the Council and transmitted forthwith to the County or District Association or Society in affiliation with this Association in which the accused Fellow or Fellows may hold membership, asking for a report by such Association or Society upon such charges. In case the Council shall be officially notified, by any County or District Association or Society in affiliation with this Association, of the expulsion, from such Association or Society, of a member or members who are also Fellows of this Association, such member or members shall be expelled from this Association.
SEC. 4. The Council shall hear all complaints against a Fellow or Fellows, of violation of its Code of Ethics, in case such Fellow or Fellows do not hold membership in any Association or Society in affiliation with this Association, or in case a charge or charges have been referred to the Council by an Association or Society in affiliation with this Association. In such cases, the Council shall notify to appear before them any and every Fellow against whom a charge or charges have been preferred. With the said notification to appear before them, they shall furnish to the accused Fellow a copy of the charge or charges made against him. They shall also notify the accusing Fellow or Fellows to be present with the Fellow against whom the charge or charges have been made, when the said charge or charges shall be carefully investigated. The Council shall decide upon the said charge or charges at as early a day as practicable, and shall report their decision to