Health Act, 1947

Nurses for infectious diseases.

42.—(1) A health authority may provide nurses for attendance on persons suffering from infectious disease.

(2) Where a person is attended by a nurse provided under this section, the health authority concerned may either:—

(a) at their discretion but subject to any relevant regulations under section 31 of this Act, make a charge for the attendance, or

(b) make no charge therefor.

(3) A charge under subsection (2) of this section for the attendance of a nurse on any person may be recovered as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction from—

(a) such person or, in case such person has died, his legal personal representative, or

(b) any other person liable to maintain such person for the purposes of the Public Assistance Act, 1939 (No. 27 of 1939), by virtue of section 27 of that Act or, in case such other person has died, his legal personal representative.