Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Fee for authorised medical officer carrying out medical examination.

274.—(1) Where the authorised medical officer makes in pursuance of this Act a medical examination of any person, the public assistance authority for the public assistance district in which such person ordinarily resides shall pay to the authorised medical officer a fee of two guineas for the examination.

(2) A fee paid under this section shall be recoverable under the Public Assistance Act, 1939 (No. 27 of 1939), by the public assistance authority concerned as if it represented the cost of public assistance within the meaning of that Act given by such authority to the person examined.