Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Payment of cost of conveyance of chargeable patient upon making of temporary chargeable patient reception order.

187.—(1) The appropriate assistance officer shall defray the reasonable expenses of the conveyance of the person to whom a temporary chargeable patient reception order relates to the approved institution mentioned in the order.

(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.