Public Charitable Hospitals (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1930

Definitions and application of Act.

1.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Justice; the word “sweepstake” means a drawing or distribution of prizes by lot or chance whether with or without reference to the result of a future uncertain event;

the word “hospital” means and includes any hospital, sanatorium, or other institution which affords medical surgical or dental treatment; and

the expression “governing body” means the council, board, committee or other body having the control and management of the hospital in relation to which the expression is used.

(2) This Act applies to every hospital which complies with all the following conditions and to no other hospitals, that is to say, that such hospital—

(a) is situate in Saorstát Eireann; and

(b) is in receipt of voluntary subscriptions from the public; and

(c) during the financial year of such hospital next preceding the passing of this Act actually used on a daily average taken over the whole of such financial year not less than twenty-five per cent of its total accommodation for indoor patients for patients who did not pay for treatment in such hospital or who paid or on whose behalf there was paid for such treatment payment at a rate not exceeding ten shillings per week or in the case of a dental hospital accorded free treatment to not less than twenty-five per cent, of the patients treated.