97. Major HOPE
asked whether, owing to the statement on the medical tickets and accompanying leaflets issued in December, 1912, that these tickets were only valid until 30th April, 1913, many insured persons were led to believe that their selection of a doctor by means of the medical ticket only held good till 30th April, 1913; whether these insured persons will be permitted to choose, if they wish, another doctor from the panel to attend them after 30th April; or whether they will only be permitted to make a change subject to the consent of the first doctor?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Neither the medical tickets nor the accompanying leaflets contained any statement implying that the selection of a doctor at the beginning of the year only held good until the 30th April; but, as I have stated in reply to previous questions, insured persons may change their doctors within the year, either by consent of doctor and patient, or by decision of the insurance committee if the committee considers transference desirable on any question arising between an insured person and the doctor attending him.