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STATE MEDICAL LEGISLATION
S. 217 proposes to require every physician, within one week after making a diagnosis of cancer or other malignant tumor under his care, to report the facts to the state department of health. A similar report must be made by the pathologist in any laboratory to which has been submitted a tissue specimen which after examination discloses the existence of these conditions. A similar report must be made by the person in charge of any hospital, clinic, dispensary, nursing home or other similar public or private institution of every case of cancer, malignant tumor or malignant disease of the blood, and lymphatic systems in a patient receiving care or hospitalization at the institution. A. 238, to supplement the medical practice act, proposes to require every person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, or any branch thereof, to register annually with the
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1942;118(16):1377. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830160037015