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SECTION X.-The Treasurer.
ART. 31. The Treasurer shall have charge of the moneys, bonds, and securities of the society.
ART. 32. He shall collect from the members all assessments and dues.
ART. 33. He shall, about the beginning of March of every year, serve upon every member whose annual dues are unpaid, a written notice, calling his attention to the requirements of article VIII of this constitution, and to the penalty therein prescribed for delinquents.
ART. 34. He shall report to the society, at the annual meeting for the revision of the roll, a written statement of the names of all members who are in arrears for the dues of the year, so that they may be stricken from the roll, and he shall himself be held personally responsible for the dues of all delinquents whom he fails so to report.
ART. 35. He shall make an annual report to the society, at the annual meeting for the election of officers, of its financial condition, stating in full all the moneys, bonds, and securities on hand; the several amounts paid out during the year, to whom and on what account; and the several amounts due to the society, by whom and on what account.
ART. 36. He shall transfer none of the moneys, bonds or securities of the society except on a written order, signed by the President and the Secretary.
SECTION XI.-The Board of Censors.
ART. 37. The board of censors shall hold such meetings, regular and special, as the business which falls under their supervision may seem to require.
ART. 38. The censors shall, from time to time, at their own discretion, elect one of their number to serve as chairman of the board, and another to serve as secretary of the board; and a majority of the whole number of censors shall constitute a quorum.
ART. 39. The board of censors shall act as a general committee of reference in all questions relating to the organization and general welfare of the society. In this capacity they shall act as a court of impeachment, and try all charges made
against officers and members of the society. In this capacity also, they shall examine annually the books and accounts of the secretary and of the treasurer, and report to the society the state in which they find them.
ART. 40. The board of censors shall act as the committee of public health in and for the county of blank, and in that capacity shall exercise in behalf of this society, and under its instructions and authority, the executive functions which devolve upon it under the health laws of the state of Alabama.
ART. 41. The board of censors shall act as the authorized board of medical examiners in and for the county of blank, and in that capacity shall exercise the functions and discharge the duties imposed upon them by the law to regulate the practice of medicine in the state of Alabama, and by the ordinances and instructions in relation thereto of the State Medical Association.
ART. 42. In the exercise of the several functions mentioned in the preceding articles of this section, the board of censors are simply the agents and instruments of the society; and all of their official proceedings, of whatever character, must be submitted to the society, in special or general reports, for such action as the society may see fit to take in the premises. The special reports are to be presented from time to time as occasion may seem to require; and an annual report containing a review of all the work of the board for the preceding year, shall be presented to the society at the annual meeting for the election of officers.
ART. 43. The acts of the board of censors in the capacity of a general committee of reference are of no final validity and authority until they receive the formal endorsement of the society. The acts of the board of censors in the capacity of a committee of public health depend also for their final validity and authority upon the endorsement, express or implied, of the society, which is the real and responsible board of health under the law. The acts of the board of censors in the capacity of an authorized board of medical examiners, is subject to revision only by the board of censors of the state Associa tion; nevertheless, the society is not without remedy in case the board of censors should prove in any way shamefully dere
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ORDINANCES FOR THE GOVERNOF THE COUNTY SOCIETIES.
RELATION TO THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILI
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the Medical Association of the State of ry county medical society which holds Association, be and is hereby required to ion, at its annual sessions, annual reports rent status and work, and each and every orts shall contain the several items of the articles of this ordinance, numbered 6, 7, 8, and which here follow:
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lict in the performance of their duties, it being the prerogative of the society to remove at any time any of the officers whom it has created.
SECTION XII.-Offenses and Punishments.
ART. 44. Every officer who shall be guilty of any malfeasance in office, on conviction thereof, may be reprimanded, suspended, or removed, at the pleasure of the society.
ART. 45. In like manner, any member who shall be guilty of unprofessional conduct by flagrant violation of the code of ethics, or of any gross immorality, or conduct unbecoming a gentleman, upon conviction thereof, may be reprimanded, suspended or expelled, at the pleasure of the society.
ART. 46. But no penalty shall be inflicted upon any officer or member of the society until after fair notice and fair trial, to secure which the following rules shall be observed, namely:
ART. 47. All charges of malfeasance in office, or of unprofessional conduct, against any officer or member of the society shall be made to the president in writing, and shall be sustained by the signatures of not less than two members of the society.
ART. 48. Every charge thus formally made shall at some regular meeting of the society, be read, spread upon the minutes, and referred to the board of censors for examination.
ART. 49. The board of censors shall investigate the charges referred to them as speedily as may be consistent with the attainment of correct knowledge in the premises, and shall make thereupon such report and recommendation to the society as to them may seem expedient and just.
ART. 50. The case being brought back to the consideration of the society, by the report of the board of censors, shall be subject to such discussion as the society may determine.
ART. 51. Every officer or member against whom charges are alleged, shall have the right to be heard in his own defense, either in person or by counsel, both before the board of censors and before the society itself; he shall also be furnished with a copy of the charges against him, and allowed reasonable time to obtain any necessary testimony.
ART. 52. Every case shall be decided by vote of the so