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Full text of "Medical Jurisprudence And Toxicology"

'DISCIPLINARY CONTROL                                        407

4. Withholding from the health authorities information of the notifiable
diseases.

*  5.   Performing or enabling an -unqualified person to perform an abortion
or any illegal operation for which there is no medical, surgical or psycho-
logical indication.

* 6.   Performing or enabling an unqualified person to attend, treat or
perform operations on patients in respect of matters requiring professional
discretion or skill or to issue certificates.

7. Contravening the provisions of the Drugs Act and Regulations made
under it.

,   8.   Selling scheduled poisons to the public under cover of his own quali-
fications, except to his patients.

9. Disclosing the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the
exercise of his profession. These may be disclosed only in a court of law
under orders from the presiding Judge.

* 10.    Soliciting   private   practice   either   by   splitting   fees   or   paying
commissions to those who bring patients to him or by advertising by means
of laudatory or other notices in the press, or by placards or by handbills.

11.    Receiving commissions from surgeons, consultants, or from anyone
to whom patients are referred, be it a medical practitioner, a manufacturer
or a trader in drugs or appliances or a chemist or a dentist or an oculist.

12.    Advertising himself directly or indirectly such as through price
lists or publicity materials of manufacturers or traders with which he may
be connected in any capacity though it will be permissible for him to publish
his name in connection with the prospectus or directors' or technical experts'
reports.

PART II

13.    Associating in professional matters with persons who do not possess
a qualification registrable in India or who possessing such a qualification
have been struck off the respective Registers for unethical practices.

 14.   Writing prescriptions in a secret formula.

15.    Keeping an open shop for the sale of medicines.

16.    Publishing or sanctioning the publication in the lay press of reports
of cases treated or operated on by him or of any certificates for drugs, foods,
appliances and sanatoria used by him or of any laudatory statement about
himself or his address and telephone number unless he has changed his
office or has resumed practice after a long interval in which case the notice
should not appear more than twice and in not more than two papers, or
inserting his name in the telephone directory in a special place by paying
special rates.

17.    Contributing to the lay press interviews, letters regarding disease
and treatment which have the purpose of advertising himself and soliciting
practice.   It shall be open for him to write to the lay press under his own
name on matters of public health interest and general articles which will
promote hygienic living or deliver public lectures with the same purpose.
Till such time as local medical publications offered the desired publicity it
shall be open to medical associations, hospitals and other bodies to advertise
the name of the lecturer and his subject in the non-medical press provided
that such a notice has already been sent to the medical press for publication,
where available.

18.    Attending a patient who is under the care of another practititoer.
' 19.   Attending on his own a patient who has been seen by liiin before?

in the capacity of a consultant during the same illness.