Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Report to Minister on expiration of twenty-one days after reception under reception order.

201.—(1) The chief medical officer of a mental institution shall, upon the expiration of twenty-one days after a reception under a reception order into the institution, prepare and give to the Minister a report in the prescribed form on the mental and bodily condition of the person received.

(2) In sub-section (1) of this section the reference to a chief medical officer shall, where the relevant mental institution consists of premises for the reception of one person only, be construed as a reference to the medical attendant of the person received.

(3) If any medical officer or medical attendant fails to comply with any requirement imposed on him by this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.