Registration of Maternity Homes Act, 1934

Refusal of registration.

5.—(1) Where an application is made to a local authority for registration in the register kept by them, such local authority if they are satisfied—

(a) that the applicant is not a fit and proper person to carry on a maternity home, or

(b) that the premises where the applicant proposes to carry on the maternity home in respect of which the registration is sought are unsuitable for use for a maternity home, or

(c) in the case of a maternity home which was not in existence at the date of the passing of this Act, that the superintendent nurse of the home is not a qualified nurse or a certified midwife,

may, by order (in this section referred to as a refusal order) refuse such application.

(2) Every refusal order shall state the grounds on which such order is made.

(3) Where a local authority make in relation to an application a refusal order, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the local authority shall serve on the applicant a copy of such order;

(b) the applicant may within twenty-one days after the service of such copy appeal in the prescribed manner to the Minister against such refusal order;

(c) in the event of such appeal being duly made, the Minister shall, after considering the matter, make, as he thinks proper, either an order confirming such refusal order or an order directing the local authority to register the applicant in accordance with the application.