Milk and Dairies Act, 1935

“The medical officer.”

8.—(1) The expression “the medical officer” means—

(a) when used in relation to a sanitary district which is a county borough, the medical superintendent officer of health for such county borough or the person for the time being acting as such medical superintendent officer of health, and

(b) when used in relation to any other sanitary district, the county medical officer of health who acts for such district, or the person for the time being acting as such county medical officer of health.

(2) In the case of a dispensary district forming part of a sanitary district for which no medical officer within the meaning of the foregoing sub-section of this section is for the time being acting the following provisions shall have effect that is to say, so long as there is no such medical officer, the powers and duties which would be exercisable and performable under this Act by such medical officer, if there were in fact one, shall be exercised and performed within and in relation to such dispensary district by the medical officer of health of such dispensary district.