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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 69 >

The use of the words "in this act" when used in an amendatory statute applies to the prior and amended law as well as to the amendatory law. It was the intention of the legislature, by the enactment of chapter 202, Laws of 1955, to vest in the medical disciplinary board exclusive and absolute authority in the matter of either revoking or reinstating the license of a physician and surgeon regardless of whether the license was revoked for unprofessional conduct before or after the effective date of chapter 202, Laws of 1955.