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July 17, 1943

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1943;122(12):819. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840290039014

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Abstract

MEDICAL LEGISLATION 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Bills Introduced.—  H. R. 3087, introduced by Representative McGehee, Mississippi, proposes to amend the privileged communication statute of the District of Columbia so as to make it inapplicable to information obtained by a physician in professionally attending a patient, in cases wherein the physical or mental condition of the patient is in issue. H. R. 3150, introduced by Representative Randolph, West Virginia, proposes to amend the healing arts practice act of the District of Columbia to eliminate the requirement that an applicant, applying for a license without examination, must have practiced the healing art under a license obtained in another jurisdiction for not less than two consecutive years immediately preceding the date of his application for his license in the District. As a substitute for this requirement, the bill would provide that the applicant must have practiced the healing art after the issuance of

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