Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Payment where officer or servant dies.

70.—Where an officer or servant of a mental hospital authority dies while in their service and such officer or servant had been in the service of a mental hospital authority for five years or longer, the mental hospital authority in the service of whom he died (whether such authority have or have not made a grant in relation to him under section 77 or 78 of this Act) may, in their discretion, pay to the legal personal representative of such officer or servant—

(a) where such officer or servant would, if he had not died but had resigned at the time when his death occurred, have been entitled to receive under this Part of this Act a lump sum—such lump sum or a year's salary or wages (whichever is the greater), or

(b) in any other case—a year's salary or wages.