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SECTION 1406
Medical societies
Not-for-Profit Corporation (NPC) CHAPTER 35, ARTICLE 14
§ 1406. Medical societies.

(a) Medical societies heretofore formed.

Any medical society now existing in any of the counties of the state
set apart prior to or since the passage of the act entitled "An act to
incorporate medical societies for the purpose of regulating the practice
of physic and surgery in this state," passed April tenth, eighteen
hundred and thirteen, and not heretofore duly incorporated under the
provisions of said act shall, upon complying with the provisions of this
section enjoy the same privileges and possess the same powers as the
societies incorporated by virtue of such act now enjoy and possess, but
subject, nevertheless, to the provisions of any acts or parts of acts
heretofore passed in relation to medical societies or to regulate the
practice of physic and surgery in this state.

(b) Type of corporation.

A medical society is a non-charitable corporation under this chapter.

(c) Certificate of incorporation, additional contents.

In addition to the requirements of section 402, the certificate of
incorporation of a medical society shall state: (1) the name of such
society; (2) the date of its organization; (3) the names and residences
of its members; and (4) that such society, by a majority vote of its
members, has elected to become and be a body corporate under and by
virtue of the Act described in paragraph (a), and be subject to the
provisions of any acts or parts of acts heretofore enacted and now in
force, in relation to such societies or the practice of medicine or
surgery in this state.

(d) Regulations for county medical societies.

It shall be lawful for any county medical society in this state,
entitled to representation in the medical society of the state of New
York, or in the homeopathic medical society of the state of New York, to
establish such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of
the state, for the government of its members as such county society may
deem fit, provided such action receives the sanction of the state
medical society in which such county medical society is represented.
Such county medical society may fix the amount of the annual dues and
assessments to be collected from its members.

(e) Enforcement of discipline; appeal.

Every county medical society shall have full power and authority to
enforce discipline among its members and obedience to its rules and
regulations and to expel or otherwise discipline its members as it may
deem for the best interests of the society. Any member of such a society
who has been disciplined or an applicant for membership therein, who has
been refused membership, feeling aggrieved at the action of the society,
shall have the right to appeal to the medical society of the state of
New York, in which such county medical society is represented.

(f) Power to acquire property.

It shall be lawful for any county medical society heretofore or
hereafter incorporated and for the medical society of the state of New
York and for the homeopathic medical society of the state of New York to
acquire and hold for its corporate purposes real and personal property
without limitation of amount or value, notwithstanding any limitation
heretofore existing.