Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Payment of cost of conveyance upon making of recommendation for reception.

170.—(1) The appropriate assistance officer shall defray the reasonable expenses of the conveyance of the person to whom a recommendation for reception relates to the district mental hospital mentioned in the recommendation save where such person is conveyed thereto by a member of the Gárda Síochána.

(2) Expenses defrayed under this section shall be recoverable under the Public Assistance Act, 1939 (No. 27 of 1939), by the public assistance authority concerned as if the expenses represented the cost of public assistance within the meaning of that Act given by such authority to the person conveyed.