Midwives Act, 1944

Meetings and procedure of the Board.

14.—(1) The Board shall hold at least three meetings in each year and shall also hold such other meetings as may be necessary for the due performance of their functions.

(2) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be four.

(3) The chairman of the Board shall act as chairman of every meeting of the Board at which he is present.

(4) If the chairman of the Board is absent from any meeting of the Board or if when any meeting of the Board is held there is no chairman of the Board in office, the members of the Board present shall elect one of themselves to be chairman of the meeting and, where at such election there is an equality of votes for two or more persons, it shall be determined by lot which of those persons shall be chairman of the meeting.

(5) Every question at a meeting of the Board shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting on the question and, in case of an equal division of votes, the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote save where the question is the election of the chairman of the Board.

(6) The Board may act notwithstanding one or more vacancies among their members.

(7) The Board shall pay to each of their members the expenses incurred by him in attending meetings of the Board and the payments shall be in accordance with a scale approved of by the Minister.

(8) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall regulate, by rules made under this Act, the procedure and business of the Board, and such rules may, in particular, provide for the establishment, functions, and procedure of committees of the Board.