Health Act, 1947

Prohibition of verminous child attending school.

48.—(1) Where a district medical officer becomes aware that a child residing in his district is verminous, he may serve in the prescribed manner, notice on the parent of the child prohibiting the attendance of the child at any school until such district medical officer gives a certificate (for which no charge shall be made) that the child is fit to attend school.

(2) Where a notice under subsection (1) of this section is served on a parent of a child and such parent sends the child to any school or permits the child to attend any school during the period between the service of the notice and the giving of the certificate referred to in the said subsection such parent shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.