Health Act, 1947

Transfer of district institution.

14.—(1) The Minister may by order transfer a district institution maintained by a public assistance authority under section 31 of the Public Assistance Act, 1939 (No. 27 of 1939), to a health authority whose functional area includes the whole or a substantial part of the functional area of the public assistance authority.

(2) An order under this section shall contain such provisions as the Minister thinks necessary or expedient for enabling the district institution to which the order relates to be taken over and maintained by a health authority in accordance with the order.

(3) An order under this section transferring a district institution from a public assistance authority to a health authority shall, without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) of this section, contain such provisions for either or both of the following things as the Minister thinks necessary or expedient for the purposes mentioned in the said subsection (2), that is to say:—

(a) adjustments of property rights and liabilities,

(b) transfers of the holders of offices under the public assistance authority whose duties relate to the carrying on of the institution to similar offices under the health authority.

(4) Where, by an order under this section, the holder of an office under a public assistance authority is transferred to a similar office under a health authority, the first-mentioned office shall, for the purposes of any enactment relating to superannuation, be deemed not to have been abolished.

(5) When a district institution is transferred to a health authority by order under this section, such order shall have effect in accordance with its terms and the institution shall be deemed to have been provided under section 10 of this Act by the health authority.