Health Act, 1970

Amendment of section 3 of Mental Treatment Act, 1945.

81.—The Mental Treatment Act, 1945 , is hereby amended by—

(a) the deletion in section 3 of the definitions of “the appropriate assistance officer”, “authorised medical officer”, “chargeable patient”, “joint authority”, “joint board”, “mental hospital assistance”, “visiting committee of an auxiliary mental hospital”, and “visiting committee of a district mental hospital”,

(b) the insertion in section 3 after the definition of “district mental hospital” of the following—

“ ‘eligible patient’ means a patient who is a person with full eligibility or a person with limited eligibility within the meaning of sections 45 and 46 of the Health Act, 1970”, and

(c) the substitution of “eligible patient” for “chargeable patient” in each case where that occurs.