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February 20, 1937

Medical News

JAMA. 1937;108(8):645-651. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780080039019

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Bills Passed.—  S. 54 XX has passed the Senate, proposing to create a board of medical technician examiners, to regulate the practice of medical technicians and to prohibit a person from practicing as a medical technician unless licensed by the board. The bill proposes to define "medical technician" as "a person who is engaged in the practice of standardized or experimental technical procedures, the results of which are interpreted by the physician in the diagnosis of disease. Provided, that this shall not apply to assistants employed by physicians to make laboratory tests whose results are to be used by such physicians in their private practice of medicine and who assume responsibility for the work so performed." H. 330 XX has passed the house proposing to impose an annual occupational tax on a person engaged in the practice of medicine, bacteriology or roentgenology of $25, if the licentiate practices in

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