Midwives Act, 1944

Suspension from practice to prevent spread of infection.

35.—(1) A local supervising authority shall, in accordance with rules made under this Act, suspend from practice any midwife practising in their district whenever they are of opinion that it is necessary to do so for the purpose of preventing the spread of infection.

(2) Where a local supervising authority suspends under this section a midwife from practice, such local supervising authority may, if they so think fit, pay to her reasonable compensation for her loss of practice.

(3) If any midwife practises in contravention of a suspension under this section, she shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.