Public Assistance Act, 1939

Religious services and chaplains in district institutions.

38.—(1) The Minister shall by order make provision for the due performance of religious services in every district institution and for that purpose shall appoint in relation to every district institution fit persons to be chaplains to such district institution.

(2) Every person appointed under this section to be a chaplain to a district institution shall hold office at the pleasure of the Minister and shall be paid by the public assistance authority by whom such district institution is maintained such remuneration as the Minister shall from time to time direct.

(3) No inmate of a district institution shall be obliged to attend any religious service contrary to his religious principles.